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San Fran Match Notes
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 01/30/2008
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Match?4 Arizona (3-0) vs. San Francisco (1-0)

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Date: ?Friday, February 1, 2008

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Time: ?1 p.m. MST

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Location: ?Tucson Racquet Club, Tucson, Ariz.

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Match Data: ??Arizona will take on the San Francisco Dons on Friday, February 1ˇ?The Cats look to continue their hot start and remain undefeatedˇ?The match will be played at the Tucson Racquet Club.

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The Rankings: ??Arizona begins the season unranked as a teamˇ?Claudio Christen and Bruno Alcala are currently ranked No. 7 in terms of doubles partnersˇ?Christen is ranked No. 37 as a singles player. The next scheduled team rankings are due out on Feb. 5.

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Arizona Head Coach Tad Berkowitzˇ? will begin his third season at the helm for the Wildcats . He enters the 2007-08 season with a record of 17-26.? Berkowitz joined the program in 2004?and has held numerous national and collegiate coaching positions. He was promoted to the head coaching position in the spring of 2005 after serving as hall-of-famer Bill Wright's assistant.? Berkowitz, 33, was a top collegiate player for the universities of Kentucky and New Mexico, respectively.? Berkowitz began his coaching career in 1999?as an assistant coach at Alabama for three seasons. In his final year he helped the Crimson Tide earn a No. 18 national ranking and a berth in the NCAA Championships.? He is assisted by Tom Lloyd, who is in his second year in that capacity.

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Scouting the Dons: The Dons play out of the West Coast Conference and are currently 1-0. They beat the University of Buffalo 5-2 in their opening match. They are led by head coach Peter Bartlett and junior Thong Tu.

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The Series with San Francisco: ?As when they played Gonzaga, this will be the first time the Arizona menˇ?s team has gone up against the University of San Francisco.

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Returnees: ?The Cats will be led by their three senior leaders, Claudio Christen, Bruno Alcala and Nate Cochrane throughout the season.? Christen, ranked No. 37 in the ITA polls, will look use a successful fall season as momentum going into the spring schedule.

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Last Time Out:? ?The Wildcats faced two opponents their last time on the courts, beating Northern Arizona and Scottsdale Community College both by a score of 7-0. They were led by the solid play of Ravid Hazi in both matches. All match recaps are available by accessing arizonaathletics.com

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New Faces in the Crowd: ?Arizona has four ˇ®newbiesˇ? this season. Among the bunch is freshman Jay Goldman, a five-star recruit out of Worcester, Mass., who is expected to make an immediate impact. Another newcomer is sophomore Pat Metham, a transfer who grew up Wellington, New Zealand.

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Recapping Last Year: ?The Cats finished last season with a record of 5-17 overall.? Individually they were led by junior Claudio Christen who was at times ranked as high as No. 83. As a team, Arizona was ranked in nine of the weekly polls. They fluctuated from as high as No.48 to No. 75.

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Some New (Volunteer) Coaching Help: ?This year Arizona is pleased to have ATP all-pro Taylor Dent as a volunteer assistant coach throughout the season.? Dent, who was ranked as the No. 21 player in the world on August 8th 2005, suffered a back injury which caused him to miss most of the past seasons. After having successful surgery, Dent was contacted by good friend and former coach Tom Lloyd, now an assistant with Arizona, who extended the coaching invitation.? Dent, while working on rehabbing his back, will coach the Wildcats on specific and individual techniques. Dent is known as an aggressive serve-and-volleyer with one of the biggest serves on the tour, tying Andy Roddick for the record of fastest serve at 155 mph.

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Always Tough Pac-10 Schedule: ?Playing in the Pac-10 means always facing the best of the best and this year is certainly no different.? In the ITA Preseason rankings, the Pac-10 has six teams ranked in the top 45 led by USC at No. 6 and UCLA at No. 9. For their non-conference opponents, Rice, Texas A&M CC, San Diego State and BYU are ranked as well.

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ˇ?Perfect Ravidˇ±: ?Ravid Hazi has yet to lose a single point in his three matches thus far this season. Heˇ?ll look to maintain his perfect; 6-0, 6-0, this weekend.

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Goooolldmann: ?Freshman Jay Goldman has been impressive in the early going for the Cats. He won his two singles matches in the No. 2 spot then had a marathon of a match in the No. 1 position finally getting the best of Scottsdale CCˇ?s Thomas Rizk; 6-0, 6-7 (3), 7-6 (4).

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Early Home Action: ?The Wildcats will look to use their early home schedule to jump out and pick up wins.? Seven of Arizonaˇ?s nine first matches will be played in Tucson.

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Fall Season: ?The Cats participated in five fall tournaments during the fall semester...In the Midland Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational, Claudio Christen and Bruno Alcala were bale to win the doubles championshipˇ?At the Aggie Fall Invitational in Las Cruces, New Mexico, Ravid Hazi advanced to the finals before falling to champion Jim Brouleau of New Mexico Stateˇ?Christen competed in the prestigious Polo All American Championship in Tulsa, OK and won four matches before finally falling to No. 17 Adam Holmstrom of Denverˇ?Peter Zimmer competed in three fall events and posted a record of 5-3.

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Up Next: ?The Cats will take on the Pacific Tigers on Saturday at the Tucson Racquet Club beginning at noon.

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Singles

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Player

Pos #1

Pos #2

Pos #3

Pos #4

Pos #5

Pos #6

Dual Matches ?

Overall w/ Individual Fall Matches ?

Bruno Alcala

0 - 0

0 - 0

1 - 0

2 - 0

0 - 0

0 - 0

3 - 0

8 - 4

Andres Carrasco

0 - 0

0 - 0

2 - 0

0 - 0

0 - 0

0 - 0

2 - 0

3 - 1

Claudio Christen

2 - 0

0 - 0

0 - 0

0 - 0

0 - 0

0 - 0

2 - 0

10 - 3

Nathan Cochrane

0 - 0

0 - 0

0 - 0

0 - 0

0 - 0

0 - 0

0 - 0

8 - 3

Jay Goldman

1 - 0

2 - 0

0 - 0

0 - 0

0 - 0

0 - 0

3 - 0

11 - 4

Ravid Hazi

0 - 0

0 - 0

0 - 0

0 - 0

1 - 0

2 - 0

3 - 0

7 - 4

David Humphreys

0 - 0

0 - 0

0 - 0

0 - 0

0 - 0

1 - 0

1 - 0

4 - 3

Pat Metham

0 - 0

0 - 0

0 - 0

1 - 0

2 - 0

0 - 0

3 - 0

4 - 1

Peter Zimmer

0 - 0

1 - 0

0 - 0

0 - 0

0 - 0

0 - 0

1 - 0

6 - 5

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Doubles

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Team

Pos #1

Pos #2

Pos #3

Dual Matches ?

Overall ?w/ fall results

Bruno Alcala
Ravid Hazi

0 - 0

0 - 0

2 - 0

2 - 0

3 - 1

Claudio Christen
Jay Goldman

2 - 0

0 - 0

0 - 0

2 - 0

5 - 2

Andres Carrasco
Pat Metham

0 - 0

2 - 0

0 - 0

2 - 0

4 - 1

Claudio Christen
David Humphreys

1 - 0

0 - 0

0 - 0

1 - 0

1 - 0

Bruno Alcala
Andres Carrasco

0 - 0

0 - 1

0 - 0

0 - 1

0 - 1

Peter Zimmer
Pat Metham

0 - 0

0 - 0

1 - 0

1 - 0

1 - 0

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