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20070204 No. 61 Arizona is Downed by No. 63 Nebraska
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 02/04/2007
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<P><FONT size=2><STRONG>Albuquerque, N.M.</STRONG> ? For the second consecutive match, the No. 61 Arizona men&rsquo;s tennis team (1-2) was upset in a close contest. Heading into singles play Arizona held a one point advantage, but the No. 63 Nebraska Cornhuskers (2-2) came from behind to win the match 4-3.</FONT></P> <P><FONT size=2>Picking up the first doubles win for the Wildcats was the team of </FONT><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=43638"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=43638"><FONT size=2>Jason Labrosse</FONT></A></A><FONT size=2> and Ravid Hezi, who defeated Arturo Navarro and Francois Van Impe 8-2. To secure the opening point of the match, Arizona&rsquo;s </FONT><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=80014"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=80014"><FONT size=2>Bruno Alcala</FONT></A></A><FONT size=2> and </FONT><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=80019"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=80019"><FONT size=2>Claudio Christen</FONT></A></A><FONT size=2> teamed up to defeat David Bendheim and Mark Tate 8-4.</FONT></P> <P><FONT size=2>In singles No. 86 </FONT><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=80019"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=80019"><FONT size=2>Claudio Christen</FONT></A></A><FONT size=2> was able to upset Nebraska&rsquo;s No. 78 Adrian Szatmary 6-3, 6-3 at the No. 1 spot. At the No. 2 position, junior Brunco Alcala lost his first match of the year 7-6(3), 6-1 to James Clow, a senior. After dropping matches at the three and four spot, Arizona was down 2-3. Freshman </FONT><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=235320"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=235320"><FONT size=2>Alex Labrosse</FONT></A></A><FONT size=2> evened the match at three-apiece after pulling out a three set victory against freshman Francois Van Impe 6-4, 3-6, 6-4. The match came down to </FONT><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=43638"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=43638"><FONT size=2>Jason Labrosse</FONT></A></A><FONT size=2> against Mark Tate at the No. 5 position. In his first match of the year, Labrosse captured the first set in a tiebreaker 7-6(4). The second set reached a tiebreaker as well, this time won by Tate 7-6(3). The two intense sets, in addition to an earlier doubles match, took its toll on Labrosse. Tate took the final set 6-0, securing the upset for Nebraska.</FONT></P> <P><FONT size=2>The Wildcats will be back in action tomorrow against No. 73 New Mexico. The match will be played at the UNM Tennis Complex and is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. (MST). New Mexico upset Nebraska Friday evening 5-2.</FONT></P> <P><FONT size=2><STRONG>No. 63 Nebraska 4, No. 61 Arizona 3</STRONG><BR><STRONG>Doubles</STRONG><BR>1. <STRONG>Christen/Alcala (UA)</STRONG> def. Tate/Bendheim (NU) 8-4<BR>2. Szatmary/Clow (NU) def. <STRONG>Milos Romic/Zimmer (UA)</STRONG> 8-5<BR>3. <STRONG>J. Labrosse/Hezi (UA)</STRONG> def. Van Impe/Navarro (NU) 8-2</FONT></P> <P><FONT size=2><STRONG>Singles</STRONG><BR>1. <STRONG>No. 86 Christen (UA)</STRONG> def. No. 78 Adrian Szatmary (NU) 6-3, 6-3<BR>2. James Clow (NU) def. <STRONG>Alcala (UA)</STRONG> 7-6(3), 6-2<BR>3. Hendrik Stahmer (NU) def. <STRONG><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=80020"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=80020">Peter Zimmer</A></A> (UA)</STRONG> 6-2, 6-3<BR>4. David Bendheim (NU) def.<STRONG> Hezi (UA)</STRONG> 6-1, 6-4<BR>5. Mark Tate (NU) def. <STRONG>J. Labrosse (UA)</STRONG> 6-7(4), 7-6(3), 6-0<BR>6. <STRONG>A. Labrosse (UA)</STRONG> def. Francois Van Impe (NU) 6-4, 3-6, 6-4</FONT></P>
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