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VanderMerwe, Bakke Win
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 10/16/2008
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Oct. 16, 2008

TUCSON- The first day of the ITA West Regional Tournament saw the Arizona men's tennis team in both singles and doubles action. The second day of the tournament should be more exciting than the first when five Wildcats see their first action in the annual fall tournament.

In the first round of single matches, senior Francois VanderMerwe defeated Renzo Maggi of Loyola Marymount 6-3, 6-7, 6-3. VanderMerwe will advance to the Round 128 and face Quoc Doan of UC Riverside tomorrow at 12:15 p.m. Tucson time.

Freshman Ola Bakke defeated Mathieu Forgot of UC Santa Barbara 4-6, 7-6, 6-3. Bakke will advance to the second round and face Guatan Vaidyanathan of UC Irvine tomorrow at 12:15 p.m. Tucson time.

Junior Ravid Hazi lost to Philip Brazdil of UC Santa Barbara 2-6, 7-6, 6-1. Hazi will play in the consolation round tomorrow at 4:00 Tucson time, opponent TBA.

Freshman Jason Zafiros was defeated by Andre Feliz of San Diego State 4-6, 6-2, 7-6. Zafiros will play in the consolation round tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. Tucson time, opponent TBA.

In doubles action newcomer Andres Arango and Andres Carrasco defeated Khunpol Issara and Jon Kazarian of UC Irvine 8-3. Arango/Carrasco will face Daniel Moss and Jenson Turner of Pepperdine tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. Tucson time.

The duo of Pat Metham and VanderMerwe was victorious in both doubles matches. In the first round, Metham/VanderMerwe defeated Fabian Matthews and Stephen Stege of UC Irvine 8-5. Then in they faced Yi Chai and Michael Conroy of UC Riverside in the second round and defeated them 8-3. Metham/VanderMerwe will face Bartosz Golas and Juan Gomez tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. Tucson time.

David Humphreys and Zafiros were defeated in the second round of doubles action by Moodi Kamel and Alex Moreno of Pepperdine 8-6. Humphreys/Zafiros had a first round bye. They will face Austin Felix and Andres Macherez of UC Riverside tomorrow TBA in the consolation doubles bracket.

Bakke/Hazi were defeated by Andrew Kells and Daniel Nguyen of USC 8-3. Bakke/Hazi will face Craig Faulk and Chad Rubin of Hawaii in the second round of the doubles consolation bracket.

The following are the matches for the Wildcats who had bye for the first round of singles matches:

Jay Goldman will face Andrew Kells of USC, who defeated Levon Brown of San Diego, tomorrow at 10:45 a.m. Tucson time.

Pat Metham will face Max Taylor of UC Santa Barbara, who defeated Ben Lankenau, tomorrow at 10:45 a.m. Tucson time.

David Humphreys will face Khunpol Issara of UC Irvine, who defeated Chad Rubin of Hawaii, tomorrow at 10:45 a.m. Tucson time.

Andres Carrasco will face Nils Schive of San Diego, who defeated Jeff Fitch of Hawaii, tomorrow at 12:15 p.m. Tucson time.

Andres Arango will face Jon Kazarian of UC Irvine, who defeated Sean Peterson of UC Riverside, tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. Tucson time.

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