Feb. 22, 2002
No. 47 Arizona Men's Tennis Falls to No. 4 USC in Pac-10 Opener
Tucson, Ariz. - The University of Arizona men's tennis team lost to the USC Trojans, 3-4, on Friday. In their seventh match of a 10-match homestand and first Pac-10 match of the season, Arizona won three matches in singles play, and was swept in doubles competition. The Cats are now 6-2 on the season.
On the singles side, playing in the first position, senior Steven Capriati defeated Andrew Park after dropping the first set, 5-7, 6-3, 6-4. Sophomore Whi Kim was victorious against Ryan Moore, 6-3, 5-7, default, Kim remains undefeated in singles play this season. Junior Tom Lloyd, playing in the third slot, lost to Prakash Amritraj, 7-6, 67-5, this was Lloyd's first singles loss of the season. Sophomore Carl Hagman fell to Nicholas Rainey, playing in the fourth position, 7-6(4), 6-4. In his first singles action since the fall, freshman Colin O'Grady topped Daniel Langre, 6-2, retired. Competing in the sixth spot, sophomore Arnaud Agniel lost to Ruben Torres, 5-7, 6-2, 6-1.
Arizona dropped all three doubles matches, allowing USC to win the doubles point. The team of Capriati and Lloyd fell to Moore and Rainey, 9-8. In the second spot, Hagman and O'Grady were defeated by Langre and Amritraj, 8-4. Kim and senior Brian Jackson, playing in the third position, fell to Damien Spizzo and Park, 8-3.
The Wildcats are back in action on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 12:00 p.m., when they face the UCLA Bruins at the LaNelle Robson Tennis Center.
Singles: 1. Steven Capriati (UA) def. Andrew Park (USC), 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 2. Whi Kim (UA) def. Ryan Moore (USC), 6-3, 5-7, default 3. Prakash Amritraj (USC) def. Tom Lloyd (UA), 7-6, 7-5 4. Nicholas Rainey (USC) def. Carl Hagman (UA), 7-6(4), 6-4 5. Colin O'Grady (UA) def. Daniel Langre (USC), 6-2, retired 6. Ruben Torres (USC) def. Arnaud Agniel (UA), 5-7, 6-2, 6-1
Doubles: 1. Moore/Rainey (USC) def. Capriati/Lloyd (UA), 9-8 2. Langre/Amritraj (USC) def. Hagman/O'Grady (UA), 8-4 3. Spizzo/Park (USC) def. Kim/Jackson (UA), 8-3