TUCSON, Ariz. ?- The No. 26 Arizona men’s tennis team (4-1) defeated the No. 71 University of California ?- Santa Barbara (2-2) today, Feb. 5. The Wildcats defeated the Gauchos, fairly easily today, sweeping the three doubles matches and taking four of the six singles matches, to give themselves a 5-2 victory.
“All and all, today was a good day for us. Our players came out with some composure, and took a business like effort to the courts today,” said assistant coach, Tad Berkowitz.
To begin action on the day, in the No. 2 and 3 spots, Arizona didn’t take much time to start the morning off right. Junior Daniel Andrus and freshman Bruno Alcala, began the matches off right, defeating Elad Stern and Leo Basica, 8-1. In very similar fashion, senior Paul Warkentin and freshman Claudio Christen, defeated Ivan d’Argence and Hagen Broday, 8-1, to secure the doubles point for the Wildcats. Rounding out the doubles action, the No. 18 pair of senior Roger Matalonga and junior Colin O'Grady, defeated Alex Anselme and Anders Dalskov, 8-4.
Competing in singles action, No. 58 Matalonga, started the Wildcats off defeating Alex Anselme, 7-5, 6-2. Following his doubles partner, O’Grady won his fourth match in a row, having not loss a dual-match yet this 2005 season, defeated Elad Stern, 7-5, 6-4. In a slightly tougher match, Alcala fell to d’Argence, 6-2, 6-3. To clinch the match for the Wildcats, Warkentin defeated Basica, 6-2, 6-2. Bringing his season record to 4-1, freshman Jason Labrosse defeated Coin. 6-0, 4-6, 6-3, in the closest match of the day. To finish out the day, Christen fell to Dalskov, 6-1, 6-4.
The Wildcats will continue action tomorrow, Feb. 5, hosting New Mexico State. First serve is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.
Results: Arizona vs. Oklahoma State
1. No. 18 C. O'Grady and R. Matalonga (UA) def. A. Anselme and A. Dalskov (UCSB) - 8-4
1. No. 58 Roger Matalonga (UA) def. Alex Anselme (UCSB) - 7-5, 6-2
2. Colin O'Grady (UA) def. Elad Stern (UCSB) - 7-5, 6-4
3. Ivan d'Argence (UCSB) def. Bruno Alcala (UA) - 6-2. 6-3
4. Paul Warkentin (UA) def. Leo Basica (UCSB) - 6-2, 6-2
5. Jason Labrosse (UA) def. Matt Coin (UCSB) - 6-0, 4-6, 6-3
6. Anders Dalskov (UCSB) def. Claudio Christen (UA)- 6-1, 6-4