March 29, 2002
No. 63 Arizona Men's Tennis Swept by No. 2 UCLA, 0-7
Tucson, Ariz. - The University of Arizona men's tennis fell to the second-ranked UCLA Bruins, 0-7, on Friday. The Wildcats were swept in the singles and doubles competition. The Cats are now 7-7 on the season.
On the singles side, playing in the first position, senior Steven Capriati, ranked No. 41 in the nation, lost to No. 23 Marcin Matkowski in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4. No. 118 Sophomore Whi Kim in the second spot fell to Jean-Julien Rojer in straight sets, 6-3, 7-6. Junior Tom Lloyd, playing in the third slot, lost to No. 35 Rodrigo Grilli, 7-5, 6-2. Sophomore Carl Hagman, playing in the fourth position, was defeated by Erfan Djahangiri, 6-2, 6-2. Competing in the fifth spot, senior Bruno Arapovic struggled against Lassi Ketola, losing, 6-1, 6-2. Sophomore Roeland Brateanu fell to Derrick Nguyen, 6-2, 6-3, in the sixth position.
Arizona won one doubles match, therefore UCLA won the doubles point. The team of Capriati and Hagman fell to second-ranked Rojer and Matkowski, 8-5. In the second position, Kim and Brateanu lost to Ketola and Grilli, 8-5. Freshman Colin O'Grady and Lloyd, competing in the third spot, topped UCLA's team of Djahangiri and Tobias Clemens, 8-4.
The Wildcats are back in action on Saturday, March 30, at 12:00 p.m., when they face the No. 18 Southern California Trojans.
Singles: 1. #23 Marcin Matkowski (UCLA) def. #41 Steven Capriati (UA), 6-3, 6-4 2. Jean-Julien Rojer (UCLA) def. #118 Whi Kim (UA), 6-3, 7-6 3. #35 Rodrigo Grilli (UCLA) def. Tom Lloyd (UA), 7-5, 6-2 4. Erfan Djahangiri (UCLA) def. Carl Hagman (UA), 6-2, 6-2 5. Lassi Ketola (UCLA) def. Bruno Arapovic (UA), 6-1, 6-2 6. Derrick Nguyen (UCLA) def. Roeland Brateanu (UA), 6-2, 6-3
Doubles: 1. #2 Rojer/ Matkowski (UCLA) def. Capriati/ Hagman (UA), 8-5 2. Ketola/ Grilli (UCLA) def. Kim/ Brateanu (UA), 8-5 3. O?Grady/ Lloyd (UA) def. Djahangiri/ Clemens (UCLA), 8-4