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Men?s Tennis Sweeps Ducks
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 04/08/2006
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TUCSON, Ariz. ?- No. 39 Arizona did not lose a single set on its way to a 7-0 victory over Oregon, today at the LaNelle Robson Center. The win improves the Wildcats to 11-6 on the season and 2-1 in Pac-10 play. The Ducks fall to 6-13 and 0-3 in conference play.

 

“Everybody played together as a team today,” said senior Jeff Groslimond. “We competed hard and we knew we needed to play well in order to ready for Washington on Sunday.”

 

The Wildcats started the match strong, decisively winning the doubles point. On court one, Groslimond and Claudio Christen teamed up to defeat Gustavo Loza and Thomas Bieri, 8-2. Roger Matalonga and Francois VanderMerwe beat Fernando Freitas and Eric Pickard, 8-2, clinching the doubles point in the No. 2 spot. Bruno Alcala and Peter Zimmer were able to complete the doubles sweep by taking down Vladimir Pino and Hugh McDonald, 6-5 (7-3).

 

In singles, Zimmer lost only four games in his win over Hugh McDonald, 6-0, 6-4. Groslimond kept the momentum going with his 6-2, 7-5 victory over Arron Spencer. Christen was able to clinch Arizona’s win by defeating Loza in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2.

 

With the match decided, Matalonga, Alcala and Labrosse were all able to pick up victories to complete the sweep.

 

“They guys did a great job today,” said assistant head coach Cory Hubbard. “We talked about focusing on this match and not looking ahead and the guys did a great job of doing that. It sets us up good for the match on Sunday.”

 

Arizona will return to the courts Sunday, April 9, at noon to face Pac-10 foe Washington. This will be the final home match of the season for the Wildcats.

 

No. 39 Arizona 7, Oregon 0

Doubles

  1. Groslimond/Christen (UA) def Loza/Bierri (UO) ?- 8-2
  2. Matalonga/VanderMerwe (UA) def Freitas/Pickard (UO) ?- 8-2
  3. Alcala/Zimmer (UA) def Pino/McDonald (UO) ?- 6-5 (7-3)

Arizona wins the doubles point

 

Singles

  1. (43) Roger Matalonga (UA) def Thomas Bieri (UO) ?- 6-2, 6-3
  2. Jeff Groslimond (UA) def Arron Spencer (UO) ?- 6-2, 7-5
  3. Claudio Christen (UA) def Gustavo Loza (UO) ?- 6-2, 6-2*
  4. Bruno Alcala (UA) def Eric Pickard (UO) ?- 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)
  5. Jason Labrosse (UA) def Vladimir Pino (UO) ?- 7-5, 6-2
  6. Peter Zimmer (UA) def Hugh McDonald (UO) ?- 6-0, 6-4

* Denotes Clinching Match

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

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