Sept. 20, 2008
TUCSON--Two Wildcats will play for the final match of the Wildcat Classic. Redshirt senior Francois Van der Merwe and freshman Jason Zafiros will meet tomorrow at 9:00 a.m.
Van der Merwe won his first match of the day 3, 4 over Jaco Visgaie of Northern Arizona. He letter won his match against Andrew Reiff of Northern Arizona 1, 3.
"For the second day Francois played well," head coach Tad Berkowitz said. "We wanted him to play a lot of matches since he redshirted last season."
Also impressive on the second day was freshman Zafiros who also won his two matches of the day. The first match of the day had Zafiros square off against Brass of New Mexico. Zafiros prevailed with a score of 7-6 (5), 2-6, 6-1. In his second match of the day, he took on another Lobo, this time Ho. Zafiros won 4, 3.
"Jason seemed more comfortable out there," Berkowitz said. "He more grounded and played better tennis."
Van der Merwe and Zafiros will play for the championship tomorrow morning at the LaNelle Robson Tennis Center at 9:00 a.m.