The Wildcats only easy victory in singles came courtesy of Alcala playing in the No. 4 spot. He defeated Kamil Pajkowski in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3. From there it got a lot tougher for
“The guys competed really well and fought hard out there,” said head coach Tad Berkowitz. “The guys were ready to play.
Rounding out singles competition, on court No. 1, Roger Matalonga scored Arizona’s third come from behind singles victory defeating Max Jones 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (11-9).
While the Wildcats had a solid outing, they are not satisfied with where they are at yet but they were happy to get the win.
“We need to play better especially against teams that are ranked 60 in the nation,” said Matalonga. “We need to raise our level of play. Everyone will gain confidence from today because even though we didn’t play great we got the win.”
The Wildcats will return to the
Arizona 6, No. 64 1 New Mexico
- Jones/Pajkowski (UNM) def Matalonga/Christen (UA) ?- 8-4
- Groslimond/VanderMerwe (UA) def Parkes/Bugby (UNM) ?- 8-3
- Alcala/Zimmer (UA) def Kassautzki/Conklin (UNM) ?- 9-8 (7-5)
- No. 18 Roger Matalonga (UA) def Max Jones (UNM) ?- 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (11-9)
- Jeff Groslimond (UA) def Johnny Parkes (UNM) ?- 3-6, 6-2, 6-4
- Claudio Christen (UA) def Graeme Kassautzki (UNM) ?- 7-6 (7-2), 2-6, 6-1*
- Bruno Alcala (UA) def Kamil Pajkowski (UNM) ?- 6-4, 6-3
- Eric Conklin (UNM) def Jason Labrosse (UA) ?- 2-6, 7-5, 5-7
- Francois VanderMerwe (UA) def Chandler Brass (UNM) ?- 2-6, 6-2, 6-2
* Denotes Clinching Match
Order of Finish: 4, 6, 3, 5, 2, 1