Oct. 15, 2001
This Week: The University of Arizona men's tennis team travels to Tempe, Ariz. The Cats will compete in the ASU Thunderbird Collegiate Invitational, Oct. 19-21
Fall Play: WTT National Collegiate Championships: The Wildcats finished in seventh place at the championships, Sept. 28-30. Senior Steven Capriati finished the tournament at 3-2 in singles play, and the pair of Capriati and sophomore Carl Hagman went 1-4 in doubles action.
ITA All-American Championships: Sophomore Whi Kim and junior Tom Lloyd played their second round doubles match of the prequalifying tournament Oct 6, after a first-round bye, beating Jason Pressel and Chris Varga of Ball State, 8-3. In third round action, Kim and Lloyd topped UC Irvine's Jonathan Endrikat and Carl Lumsden, 8-5, to advance to the qualifying round of the prequalifying tournament on Oct. 7. In the qualifying round, Kim and Lloyd played a close match that ended in a tiebreaker, but eventually fell to Luiz Carvalho and Jerome Le Belicard of Mississippi State, 9-8 (5). On the singles side, Kim's record is 2-1, and Lloyd's is 0-1 at the ITA All-American Championships. Capriati played the first round of singles in the qualifying tournament, but fell to Auburn's Andrew Colombo, 6-4, 6-4.
USD All-Collegiate Tournament: The Wildcats took the court in San Diego, Calif., Oct. 12-14, for the USD All-Collegiate Tournament. In singles action, Kim and O'Grady advanced to the championship round. In third round action, Kim defeated Jason Pongsrikul of San Diego, 6-3, 6-2, to advance, while O'Grady topped Davey Jones of Cal Poly, 6-5, 6-2. In the flight 1 semifinal, Kim fell to Ricardo Rizo of San Diego in a three-set match, 6-3, 3-6, 7-5. O'Grady, playing in the flight 2 semifinal against Oregon's Chris King, lost, 2-6, 6-2, 6-4. On the doubles side, the team of Kim and Hagman fell in the second round, after receiving a first-round bye, to the team of Wilson and Hoffman of UC San Diego, 9-8.
Cats in the Polls: To start the 2001-02 season, two Wildcats earned individual preseason rankings. Senior Steven Capriati earned a preseason ranking of 67 from the ITA, while sophomore Carl Hagman was 97.
Last Match: The Wildcats competed at the University of San Diego All-Collegiate Tournament, with Kim and O'Grady reaching the singles championship round.
Next Match: The Wildcats travel to Malibu, Calif., for the ITA/Southern California Fall Regional Championships, Oct. 25-28.