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20070309 Men?s Tennis Takes Care of Memphis 6-1
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Release: 03/09/2007
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">TUCSON</B></st1:City><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">, <st1:State w:st="on">Ariz.</st1:State></B> ? For the first time this season, The University of Arizona men&rsquo;s tennis team (4-6) has been able to string together a series of victories after dealing <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Memphis</st1:place></st1:City> (3-6) a 6-1 loss Thursday at the LaNelle Robson Tennis Complex. For the second consecutive match a revamped doubles roster paid dividends for the Wildcats, as they headed into singles play with the one point doubles advantage.</FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2>&ldquo;Sometimes doubles teams can get stale. We&rsquo;ve found some new combinations of guys that compliment each other better, and it&rsquo;s worked out well for us so far. Sometime change is good,&rdquo; said assistant coach <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=43630"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=43630">Tom Lloyd</A></A>.</FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2>In singles, the Wildcats were dominant, winning five of the six matches. Freshman <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=807640"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=807640">Ravid Hezi</A></A> continued his strong play at the No. 3 spot with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Jimmy Khougassian. Hezi has won five of his last six matches. Sophomore <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=80020"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=80020">Peter Zimmer</A></A> continued his own streak with a straight set victory at No. 4 over <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Memphis</st1:place></st1:City>&rsquo; Charlie Ramsay, Zimmer&rsquo;s fourth in a row. At the No. 5 and 6 spots, brothers Jason and <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=235320"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=235320">Alex Labrosse</A></A> both picked up wins. In the final match of the day, junior <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=80014"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=80014">Bruno Alcala</A></A> pulled out a 7-5, 6-3 victory over <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Memphis</st1:place></st1:City> sophomore Benedikt Fischer. Alcala arrived later than expected to the match after one of his mid-terms was delayed. </FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2>&ldquo;The guys have been working real hard all week, both on the court and in the classroom,&rdquo; added Lloyd. &ldquo;They&rsquo;ve given us an amazing effort all year, and have managed to get excellent grades as well. We (the coaches) have a lot of respect for them.&rdquo;</FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2>The Wildcats will hope to continue their three-match home winning streak Saturday at 10 a.m. as they take on No. 43 Denver. Tomorrow, <st1:City w:st="on">Denver</st1:City> challenges <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Memphis</st1:place></st1:City> at noon. All matches will be played at the LaNelle Robson Tennis Complex.</FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><st1:State w:st="on"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="COLOR: black"><FONT size=2>Arizona</FONT></SPAN></B></st1:State><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="COLOR: black"><FONT size=2> 6, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Memphis</st1:City></st1:place> 1<BR>Doubles</FONT></SPAN></B><SPAN style="COLOR: black"><BR><FONT size=2>1. <B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=80019"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=80019">Claudio Christen</A></A>/Hezi (UA) </B>def. Fischer/Narasimhan (M) 9-7<BR>2. Khougassian/Ramsay (M) def. <B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Zimmer/J. Labrosse (UA)</B> 2-8<BR>3. <B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Alcala/Milos Romis (UA)</B> def. Heflin/Pilant (M) 8-5<BR><BR><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Singles</B><BR>1. Amrit, Narasimhan (M) def. <B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Christen (UA)</B> 6-4, 6-4<BR>2. <B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Alcala (UA) </B>def. Benedikt Fischer (M) 7-5, 6-3<BR>3. <B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Hezi (UA)</B> def. Jimmy Khougassian (M) 6-4, 6-2<BR>4. <B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Zimmer (UA)</B> def. Charlie Ramsay (M) 6-4, 3-6, (10-7)<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="COLOR: black"><FONT size=2>5. <B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">J. Labrosse (UA) </B>def. Tezar Putra 6-4, 6-0<BR>6. <B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">A. Labrosse (UA)</B> def. Cody, Loup 6-3, 6-2</FONT></SPAN></P>
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