This Week: The No. 43 Arizona men’s tennis team (12-9, 3-4) travels to UCLA to take on No. 23 Colorado at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 13, in the first round of NCAA Championship play. Host and tenth-seed UCLA will take on Stony Brook in the other regional match up. The winners will then compete at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 14, for the right to advance to the Round of 16 hosted by Stanford in
Last Time Out: The Wildcats had a rough outing at the Pac-10 Championships. No. 52 Roger Matalonga was upset in the first round by No. 102 Mathieu Dehaine of UCLA. Jeff Groslimond had a solid showing, making it to the quarterfinals before falling to 23rd-ranked KC Corkery of Stanford. No other Wildcats advanced past the second round.
Series History: This will be the fifth time that the two teams have faced each other.
Match Point Matalonga: In
Fall Finishers: Redshirt freshman Peter Zimmer led the Wildcats with a 10-4 record in the fall, including a win streak of six matches. Roger Matalonga and Claudio Christen also had solid showings in the fall season, going 9-4 and 8-3, respectively. Three pairs posted winning records for
Stacked Pac: The Pac-10 was difficult again this year with four teams ranked in the Top 25: No. 9 UCLA, No. 14 Stanford, No. 20 Washington and No. 23 California. UCLA, the defending national champion, features first-ranked singles player Benjamin Kohlloeffel. Kohlloeffel, along with Phillip Gruendler, are the second-ranked doubles pair.
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