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Texas A&M Recap
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 02/09/2008
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HOUSTON, Texas ?C The Arizona menˇ?s tennis team improved its record to 6-1 on Saturday after they beat the No. 42 Texas A&M Corpus Christi Islanders by a score of 6-1.

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The Cats received a strong team effort with standout performances from Andres Carrasco and Bruno Alcala.

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Carrasco and his doubles partner, Pat Metham won their doubles match against Langford James and Jan Cingel; 8-6

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Alcala and Ravid Hazi then clinched the doubles point with a victory over Laurent Montoisy and Jose Zunino; 9-8 (7-4).

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In the Cats third doubles match, Claudio Christen and Jay Goldman were defeated by Dmitry Novikov and Mikhail Pavlov; 8-4.

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Arizona, who lost five of six singles matches the day before against Rice, turned the tables on the Islanders and won five of the singles matches.

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No. 37 Christen beat Montoisy after dropping the first set; 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) in the No. 1 spot.

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Freshman Jay Goldman had himself quite a weekend beating the No. 34th ranked player on Friday and today defeating Novikov; 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, to stay unbeaten in singles play.

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Carrasco knocked off Corpus Christiˇ?s No. 4 player in Zunino; winning 6-4, 6-0, while Hazi clinched the victory for Arizona with his win over Cingel; 7-5, 1-6, 6-1.

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ˇ?We had a great team effort out there today, said head coach Tad Berkowitz. ˇ?Iˇ?m really proud of how they competed today especially the way they bounced back after a difficult loss yesterday.ˇ±

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Arizona will next play Minnesota at home on Sunday, Feb. 17 at 10:00 a.m.

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Doubles

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Novikov / Pavlov (TAMUCC) def Christen / Goldman (UA); 8-4

Alcala / Hazi (UA) def. Montoisy / Zunino (TAMUCC); 9-8 (7-4)

Carrasco / Metham (UA) def. James / Cingel (TAMUCC); 8-6

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Singles

Christen UA def Montoisy TAMUCC; 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)

Goldman UA def. Novikov TAMUCC; 3-6, 6-4, 6-4

Pavlov TAMUCC def. Zimmer UA; 6-2, 6-4

Carrasco UA def. Zunino TAMUCC; 6-4, 6-0

Alcala UA def. James TAMUCC; 7-5, 6-4

Hazi UA def. Cingel TAMUCC; 7-5, 1-6, 6-1

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