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Wasington Recap
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 04/04/2008
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TUCSON ?C The No. 65 Arizona menˇ?s tennis team lost its dual match today versus the No. 23 Washington Huskies 4-3 at the LaNelle Robson Tennis Center.

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Arizona went down 1-0 when the Huskies took the doubles point. After Washington won court three, Bruno Alcala and Ravid Hazi beat Patrik Fischer and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan to make the score in the doubles 1-1. Washington then took court two and the point overall.

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Arizona rebounded well though and looked to be in great position to win its first conference match.

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Claudio Christen continued his stellar play as of late by defeating Fischer 6-2, 6-4, on court one.

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Fellow senior Bruno Alcala then won his match on court three in straight sets 7-5, 6-3.

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But the Cats would ultimately be doomed by their play on the latter courts.? Things looked good on courts four and five with Arizona up after one set.

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Nate Cochrane was downed on court six, 6-1, 6-3, by Martin Kildahl, for Washingtonˇ?s first singles win

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Washington then made its comeback starting on court five. Chu overcame Ravid Haziˇ?s hot start and won 0-6, 6-4, 6-3.

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Meanwhile back on court two, Andres Carrasco, who at times was down 4-0 in the first set and then again in the second set tie breaker, overcame Nedunchezhiyan and won, 7-5, 7-6 (6).

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With the score knotted up at 3-3, Peter Zimmer was beaten by Washingtonˇ?s Derek Drabble in the third set, 5-7, 6-4, 6-3, to decide the match.

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Arizona will host the Oregon Ducks on Sunday at the Robson Tennis Center beginning at 11 a.m.

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Doubles

Alcala / Hazi UA def. Fischer / Nedunchezhiyan Wash. 8-5

Bator / Kuharszky Wash. def Christen / Carrasco UA; 8-6

Drabble / Kildahl Wash. def. Zimmer / Cochrane UA; 8-3

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Order: 3,1, 2

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Singles

Christen UA def. Fischer Wash.; 6-2, 6-4

Carrasco UA def. Nedunchezhiyan Was.; 7-5, 7-6 (6)

Alcala UA def. Kuharszky Wash.; 7-5, 6-3

Drabble Wash. def. Zimmer UA; 5-7, 6-4, 6-3

Chu Wash. def. Hazi UA; 0-6, 6-4, 6-3

Kildahl Wash. def. Cochrane UA; 6-1, 6-3

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Order: 6, 1, 3, 5, 2, 4*

*clincher

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