Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Golden Bears Handle Wildcats 6-1
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: February 24, 2007
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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Berkeley, Calif. ?- It was a tough day for the No. 64 University of Arizona men’s tennis team Friday at the Hellman Tennis Center. No. 29 UC Berkeley (5-4) won the doubles point along their way to a 6-1 victory over Arizona.


Completing the first match of the day at the No. 3 position were Geoff Chizever and Eoin Heavey, who dealt Arizona’s Jason Labrosse and Ravid Hezi an 8-2 loss. Berkley’s Tyler Brown and John Pettit then clinched the doubles point for their team, defeating Claudio Christen and Bruno Alcala 8-4. The Golden Bears completed the sweep with a victory at the No. 2 spot as Arizona’s Peter Zimmer and Milos Romic came up short against Pierre Mouillon and Kallim stewart 8-3.


Things did not improve for Arizona through singles play as the Wildcats dropped five of the six matches. Hezi, a freshman, came close against Cal sophomore Eoin Heavey. After losing a close first set 6-4, Hezi found himself down 5-2 in the second. He fought back to even the score at five-all, but eventually lost the match in a tiebreaker. Arizona’s only point in the dual came from Zimmer at the No. 4 spot. In the final match of the day, Zimmer defeated Stewart in a tiebreaker after splitting the first two sets.


The loss drops Arizona to 2-5 in the spring season. The Wildcats will have the opportunity to play the Golden Bears again on March 31.  Next, the Arizona will take on No. 25 Stanford. The match will take place in Palo Alto, Calif. on Saturday at 1 p.m.


California 6, Arizona 1

1. Browne/John Pettit (Cal) def. Christen/Alcala (UA) 8-4
2. Mouillon/Stewart (Cal) def. Zimmer/Romic (UA) 8-3
3. Chizever/Heavey (Cal) def. J. Labrosse/Hezi (UA) 8-2

1. No. 18 Pierre Mouillon (Cal) def. No. 89 Christen (UA) 6-4, 6-3
2. Tyler Browne (Cal) def. Alcala (UA) 6-2, 6-2
3. Eoin Heavey (Cal) def. Hezi (UA) 6-4, 7-6
4. Zimmer (UA) def. Kallim Stewart (Cal) 4-6, 7-5, 1-0
5. Ken Nakahara (Cal) def. J. Labrosse (UA) 6-4, 6-0
6. Geoff Chizever (Cal) def. Alex Labrosse (UA) 7-6, 6-1

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