Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
1-19-2008 Nat'l Collegiate Recap
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: January 20, 2008
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Palm Springs, Calif . ?C The Arizona menˇ?s tennis team concluded its play in the National Collegiate Tennis Championships on Sunday in Palm Springs, Calif. at Indian Wells.

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The Cats sent Pat Metham, Andres Carrasco and Peter Zimmer to compete in what is known as ˇ?The Wimbledon of College Tennis.

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On Day 1, both Metham and Carrasco found success in singles play.

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Metham, who recently joined the Cats and was playing in his first competition for Arizona, was able to knock off Juan Gomez of San Diego State; 6-2, 7-6.?

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Carrasco then defeated SDSUˇ?s Matan Shitrit; 6-1, 3-6, 6-3.

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Peter Zimmer faced off against SDSUˇ?s Barty Golas, but fell; 6-4, 6-7, 6-3.

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In the quarterfinals, Andres Carrasco squared up against SDSUˇ?s Achim Ceban and lost after taking the first set; 3-6, 6-4, 6-0.

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Metham also fell in his quarterfinal match against Bruno Rosa of Rice; 6-2, 6-4.

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In doubles play the team of Carrasco and Metham was defeated by SDSUˇ?s team of Juan Gomez and Andre Feliz; 8-6.

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ˇ?This tournament was excellent for our guys to be able go up against some good players, said head coach Tad Berkowitz. ˇ?Now they canˇ?t wait to get our dual match schedule under.ˇ±

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The tournament was also a good early season test against players who they are sure to see in the future as Arizona will travel to play Rice and host San Diego State during the month of February.

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Next up for the Cats is their home opener against Gonzaga on Friday.

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