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20070414 Men?s Tennis Falls to Pac-10 Opponent 5-2
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Release: 04/14/2007
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">EUGENE</B></st1:City><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">, <st1:State w:st="on">Ore.</st1:State></B> ? The <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceType w:st="on">University</st1:PlaceType> of <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Arizona</st1:PlaceName></st1:place> men&rsquo;s tennis team&rsquo;s conference troubles continued on Friday as the Wildcats (5-15) dropped a close 5-2 decision to the Oregon Ducks (10-11). <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> got off to a good start, winning two of the three doubles matches, and capturing a one-point advantage before heading into singles play.</FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2>In singles, <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=43638"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=43638"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=43638"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=43638">Jason Labrosse</A></A></A></A> increased the Wildcat lead to 2-0 after a straight set victory over Ric Mortera at the No. 3 position. Oregon&rsquo;s Eric Pickard then got the Ducks on the scoreboard with a 6-2, 7-6(5) win over <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=235320"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=235320"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=235320"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=235320">Alex Labrosse</A></A></A></A> before Mike Myrhed topped Arizona&rsquo;s <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=80020"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=80020"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=80020"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=80020">Peter Zimmer</A></A></A></A> in three sets to even the match at two. <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Oregon</st1:place></st1:State>&rsquo;s Marcos Verdasco put the Ducks in the lead after upsetting No. 83 <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=80019"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=80019">Claudio Christen</A></A> 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 on court one. At the No. 2 spot, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State>&rsquo;s <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=80014"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=80014"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=80014"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=80014">Bruno Alcala</A></A></A></A> tried to the Wildcat&rsquo;s hopes alive, reaching a third set tiebreaker against <SPAN style="COLOR: black">Alexander Cornelissen. Cronelissen won the tiebreaker 7-5, clinching the match for the Ducks. In the final match of the day, <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=807640"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=807640"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=807640"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=807640">Ravid Hezi</A></A></A></A> suffered a similar fate, losing in a third set tiebreaker to <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Oregon</st1:place></st1:State>&rsquo;s Geoff Embry.</SPAN></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2>In all four three-set matches, the Wildcats won the first set before failing to hold on. It was a dual that could have easily ended in favor of <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> if a couple games would have gone their way, a familiar trend the Wildcats have experienced throughout the season. The Wildcats hope to pick up their first Pac-10 win on Sunday as they take on the No. 34 University of Washington. The match takes place at the home of the Huskies in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Seattle</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Wash.</st1:State></st1:place> and begins at 1 p.m.</FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2><st1:State w:st="on"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="COLOR: black">Oregon</SPAN></B></st1:State><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="COLOR: black"> 5, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> 2<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="COLOR: black"><FONT size=2>Doubles<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="COLOR: black"><FONT size=2>1. <B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Christen/J. Labrosse (UA) </B>def. Embry/Cornelissen (O) 8-6<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="COLOR: black"><FONT size=2>2. Verdasco/Francisco Gallardo (O) def. <B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Alcala/Hezi (UA)</B> 8-6<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="COLOR: black"><FONT size=2>3. <B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Zimmer/<A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=80018"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=80018">Francois VanderMerwe</A></A> (UA)</B> def. Mortera/Stephen Wiechert (O) 8-3<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="COLOR: black"><o:p><FONT size=2></FONT></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="COLOR: black"><FONT size=2></FONT></SPAN></B> </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="COLOR: black"><FONT size=2>Singles<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="COLOR: black"><FONT size=2>1. Marcos Verdasco (O) def. <B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">No. 83 Christen (UA)</B> 2-6, 6-3, 6-4<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="COLOR: black"><FONT size=2>2. Alexander Cornelissen (O) def. <B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Alcala (UA)</B> 3-6, 6-4, 7-6(5)<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="COLOR: black"><FONT size=2>3. <B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">J. Labrosse (UA)</B> def. Mortera (O) 6-1, 6-4<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="COLOR: black"><FONT size=2>4. Geoff Embry (O) def. <B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Hezi (UA)</B> 2-6, 7-5, 7-6(3)<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="COLOR: black"><FONT size=2>5. Mike Myrhed (O) def. <B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Zimmer (UA)</B> 2-6, 6-3, 6-4<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="COLOR: black"><FONT size=2>6. Eric Pickard (O) def. <B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">A. Labrosse (UA)</B> 6-2, 7-6(5)<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P>
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