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Arizona Men?s Tennis Surf and Volley Recap
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: October 13, 2004
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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SAN DIEGO, Calif. ?- The Arizona men’s tennis team completed weekend play at the first annual Surf and Volley Tournament hosted by the University of San Diego on Sunday, Oct. 10. Arizona brought seven of its competitors to compete in three round-robin matches against USC, USD and UCSD, where no tournament champion was to be named.

 

Competing for the Wildcats were junior Timothy Mullane, sophomores Nathan Cochrane and Jason Labrosse, and Wildcat newcomers freshmen Bruno Alcala, Mitchell Brown, Luka Cerenko and Jed Wilder.

 

All of the Wildcats competed very well, in what for many were their first matches of the year, but none stood out more then Alcala. In his first collegiate match of the year, Alcala defeated No. 83 Drew Hoskins of USC, and went on to win all three of his matches in the tournament. The Wildcats also received wins from Wilder, Cerenko and Brown.

 

The rest of the Wildcat players, despite losing all their matches, had very strong showings in their first matches of the year. Coach Bill Wright went into this tournament knowing that there would be very strong opposition, but knew this would be a great test for his Wildcat players. Despite the outcome of the match’s Coach Wright was very pleased saying, “Everyone played really well.” He continues to have very expectations for the year to come. 

 

The Wildcats will continue action this weekend, Oct. 16-18, in Midland, Texas, for the Midland Tennis Classic.
Results:

 

Day 1

Singles

Bruno Alcala (UA) def. Drew Hoskins (USC) - 3-6, 6-4, 6-3

Brian Wright (USC) def. Jason Labrosse (UA) ?- 6-2, 1-6, 7-6

Kaes Van’t Hof (USC) def. Tim Mullane (UA) ?- 6-3, 6-2

Adam Loucks (USC) def. Luka Cerenko (UA) ?-6-3, 6-1

Aaron Badart (USC) def. Nate Cochrane (UA) ?- 6-1, 7-5

Mitchell Brown (UA) def. Bruce Aiken (USC) ?- 6-4, 6-4

 

Doubles

Loucks-Wright (USC) def .Acala-Mullane (UA) ?- 8-4

Van’t Hof-Hoskins (USC) def. Labrosse-Cerenko (UA) ?- 8-3

Aiken-Badart (USC) def. Brown-Cochrane (UA) - 8-3

 

Day 2

Singles

Bruno Alcala (UA) def. Robbie Blair (USD) - 7-6, 6-4

Nic Beuque (USD) def. Jason Labrosse (UA) - 7-5, 6-1

Mirza Koristovic (USD) def. Tim Mullane (UA) - 7-5, 6-3

Luke Cerenko (UA) def. Matt Ozurovich (USD) - 7-5, 7-6

Oscar Plotnik (USD) def. Nate Cochrane (UA) - 7-6, 6-1

Michael Meschede (USD) def. Thomas Brown (UA) - 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

Jed Wilder (UA) def. Sammy Atri (USD) - 7-5, 6-2

 

Doubles

Blair-Beuque (USD) def. Alcala-Mullane (UA) - 8-5

Plotnik-Koristovic (USD) def. Labrosse-Cerenko (UA) - 8-4

Ozurovich-Meschede (USD) def. Brown-Cochrane (UA) - 8-6

 

Day 3

Singles

Bruno Alcala (UA) def. Markus Dickhardt (SDSU) - 6-4, 6-3

Benedikt Stronk (SDSU) def. Jason Labrosse (UA) - 6-3, 6-3

Armando Carrascosa (SDSU) def. Luka Cerenko (UA) - 6-2, 7-6

Eugenio Romero (SDSU) def. Tim Mullane (UA) - 5-7, 6-4, 6-4

 

Doubles

Dickhardt-Stronk (SDSU) def. Alcala-Labrosse (UA) - 8-2

Jung-Carrascosa (SDSU) def. Cochrane-Mullane (UA) - 8-2

 

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