Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
No. 9 UCLA Sweeps Arizona
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: April 01, 2006
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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TUCSON, Ariz. ?- Arizona fell to No. 9 UCLA, 7-0. The Wildcats were up in two doubles matches but were unable to hang on, conceding the point to UCLA. In singles, Arizona could not reclaim the momentum and the Bruins were able to get the sweep. Arizona falls to 10-6 on the season and 1-1 in Pac-10 play.


“The doubles point was the big difference,” said assistant coach Cory Hubbard. “If we win the doubles point and come out in singles with more energy the match could have been a lot different.”


In doubles, the Bruins won in the No. 1 and 2 spots to take the point. With the point decided, they also won on court three in a tiebreaker.


In singles, the Wildcats could not overcome the talented UCLA roster which includes five ranked singles players. Arizona played well and stayed close in some sets but was not able to overcome the strong play of UCLA.


Next weekend, Arizona wraps up its home schedule hosting Oregon and Washington in Pac-10 play. The Wildcats will face the Ducks on Friday, April 7, at 1:30 p.m. The Washington match on Sunday, April 9, at noon will be senior day for Arizona.


No. 9 UCLA 7, No. 47 Arizona 0


  1. (4) Gruendler/Kohlloeffel (UCLA) def Groslimond/Christen (UA) ?- 9-8 (7-3)
  2. Abid/Surapol (UCLA) def Matalonga/VanderMerwe (UA) ?- 8-2
  3. Drean/Dehaine (UCLA) def Alcala/Zimmer (UA) ?- 6-5 (7-3)

UCLA wins the doubles point



  1. (2) Benjamin Kohlloeffel (UCLA) def (58) Roger Matalonga (UA) ?- 6-1, 6-0
  2. (94) Haythem Abid (UCLA) def Jeff Groslimond (UA) ?- 4-6, 6-3, 10-6
  3.  (71) Mathieu Dehaine (UCLA) def Bruno Alcala (UA) ?- 6-4, 6-4*
  4. Philipp Gruendler (UCLA) def Claudio Christen (UA)?- 7-6 (7-4), 6-1
  5. (86) Chris Surapol (UCLA) def Jason Labrosse (UA) ?- 6-4, 7-5
  6. (109) Michael Look (UCLA) def Francois VanderMerwe (UA) ?- 6-2, 7-5

* Denotes Clinching Match

Order of Finish: 1, 4, 3, 6, 2, 5