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20070317 No. 62 Arizona Falls to No. 4 USC
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Release: 03/17/2007
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2><B><SPAN style="COLOR: black">TUCSON, Ariz.</SPAN></B><SPAN style="COLOR: black"> ? The No. 62 University of Arizona men&rsquo;s tennis team (5-9) lost their second match in as many days, falling 6-1 to No. 4 USC. The win extends Southern California&rsquo;s record, which was once undefeated at 11-0, to 13-1 this spring.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="COLOR: black"><FONT size=2> <o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="COLOR: black"><FONT size=2>At No. 1 doubles, Arizona&rsquo;s <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=80019"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=80019"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=80019"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=80019">Claudio Christen</A></A></A></A> and <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=807640"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=807640"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=807640"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=807640">Ravid Hezi</A></A></A></A> dropped an 8-3 contest to the duo of Kaes Van't Hof and Robert Farah. USC was then able to capture the doubles point with a sweep of the other two matches.<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="COLOR: black"><FONT size=2> <o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="COLOR: black"><FONT size=2>A bright spot for the Wildcats came at the No. 1 singles position, where Christen was able to upset USC&rsquo;s No. 77 Dejan Cvetkovic in straight sets 6-4, 6-4. Hezi, a freshman, took No. 45 Jamil Al-Agba three sets before succumbing 4-6, 6-2, 6-4. At No. 3, <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=80014"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=80014"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=80014"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=80014">Bruno Alcala</A></A></A></A> lost to the reigning Pac-10 player of the week Hof 6-2, 6-4. At the five spot, No. 113 Jason McNaughton needed two tiebreakers to defeat Arizona&rsquo;s <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=80020"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=80020"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=80020"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=80020">Peter Zimmer</A></A></A></A>.<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="COLOR: black"><FONT size=2> <o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="COLOR: black"><FONT size=2>&ldquo;The match was similar to yesterday&rsquo;s against UCLA,&rdquo; noted assistant coach <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=43630"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=43630"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=43630"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=43630">Tom Lloyd</A></A></A></A>. &ldquo;We had an opportunity in four of the six singles matches to take the first set, but we were only able to come away with one. Still, all the guys played hard.&rdquo;<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="COLOR: black"><FONT size=2> <o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="COLOR: black"><FONT size=2>The Wildcats have been up and down this season, stringing together a collection of wins as well as losses over various stretches. Next week, they will be back in action for one match on March 24 as they take on rival Arizona State. The match is scheduled to begin at noon and will take place at the LaNelle Robson Tennis Complex.<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B><SPAN style="COLOR: black"><FONT size=2> <o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2><B><SPAN style="COLOR: black">No. 4 USC 6, No. 62 Arizona 1</SPAN></B><SPAN style="COLOR: black"><o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P> <H1 style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2>Doubles</FONT></H1> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="COLOR: black"><FONT size=2>1. Van't Hof/Farah (USC) def. Christen/Hezi (UA) 8-3<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="COLOR: black"><FONT size=2>2. Cvetkovic/Sacks (USC) def. J. Labrosse/Zimmer (UA) 8-2<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="COLOR: black"><FONT size=2>3. Al-Agba/Garret Snyder (USC) def. Alcala/Romic (UA) 8-1<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P> <H1 style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2>Singles</FONT></H1> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="COLOR: black"><FONT size=2>1. <B>Christen (UA)</B> def. No. 77 Dejan Cvetkovic (USC) 6-4, 6-4<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="COLOR: black"><FONT size=2>2. No. 45 Jamil Al-Agba (USC) def. <B>Hezi (UA) </B>4-6, 6-2, 6-4<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="COLOR: black"><FONT size=2>3. Kaes Van&rsquo;t Hof (USC) def. <B>Alcala (UA)</B> 6-2, 6-4<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="COLOR: black"><FONT size=2>4. Robert Farah (USC) def. <B><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=43638"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=43638">Jason Labrosse</A></A> (UA)</B> 7-6, 6-2<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="COLOR: black"><FONT size=2>5. No. 113 Jason McNaughton (USC) def. <B>Zimmer</B> <B>(UA)</B> 7-6, 7-6<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="COLOR: black"><FONT size=2>6. Gary Sacks (USC) def. <B><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=235320"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=235320">Alex Labrosse</A></A> (UA) </B>6-2, 6-3</FONT></SPAN></P>
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