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Arizona Men?s Tennis Team to Begin Play in Regional Championships
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: October 18, 2005
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TUCSON, Ariz. ?- The Arizona men’s tennis team travels to Malibu, Calif., to compete in the ITA Western Region Championships. Nate Cochrane and Peter Zimmer begin play on Wednesday in the qualifying round.


The main draw singles bracket opens Thursday with the round of 64. Bruno Alcala, Jason Labrosse, Francois VanderMerwe, Daniel Andrus, Roger Matalonga and Claudio Christen are all competing in the singles bracket. Matalonga, ranked 30th in the ITA preseason rankings received the No. 3-seed for the tournament.


Also competing in the doubles bracket are pairs; Alcala and Christen, VanderMerwe and Zimmer, and Andrus and Matalonga. Matalonga and Andrus are seeded second in doubles after being ranked 31st in preseason rankings.


The tournament features three other Pac-10 teams: Arizona State, UCLA, and USC. The tournament will end with finals in both brackets on Monday, October 24.