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Arizona Men's Tennis Competes in Balloon Fiesta Classic
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 10/12/2005
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -  Three Arizona men’s tennis players traveled to Albuquerque this weekend to compete in the Balloon Fiesta Classic. Peter Zimmer, a redshirt freshman, competing in his second fall tournament, won the flight B singles bracket. Zimmer defeated Kalle Rosen from the University of Denver in straight sets, 6-0, 6-1.

 

Jason Labrosse and Claudio Christen competed in the singles flight A bracket. Both won their first two matches before falling in the quarterfinals. They moved on to the consolation round where Claudio Christen won two more matches to win the bracket over Johnny Parkes from the University of New Mexico, 6-4, 7-5.

 

Christen and Zimmer also competed together in the doubles bracket. They won four straight matches before falling in the finals round. They were defeated by Denver’s Kalle Rosen and Viktor Zetterholm, 9-8.

 

The Wildcats are in action again Friday, Oct. 14 in Midland, Texas for the ITA Midland Invitational.


Results

 

Singles Flight A (Round of 32)

 

Claudio Christen (UA) def Annibal Aranda (CofSF) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2

Jason Labrosse (UA) def Henrik Lilja (NAU) 6-4, 6-2

 

Singles Flight A (Round of 16)

 

Claudio Christen (UA) def Stepjan Beg (NMSU) inj.

Jason Labrosse (UA) def Jeff Chizever (Col) 6-3, 7-5

 

Singles Flight A (Quarterfinals)

 

Ricardo Omana (CofSF) def Claudio Christen (UA) 7-5, 7-6

Andre Begeman (CofSF) def Jason Labrosse (UA) 6-4, 6-7 6-0

 

Singles Flight A (Consolation Semifinals)

 

Claudio Christen (UA) def Graeme Kassautzki (UNM) 7-5, 6-3

Johnny Parkes (UNM) def Jason Labrosse (UA) 6-4, 7-5

 

Singles Flight A (Consolation Finals)

 

Claudio Christen (UA) def Johnny Parkes (UNM) 6-4, 7-5

 

Singles Flight B (Round of 16)

 

Peter Zimmer (UA) def Christian Tenev (NAU) 6-2, 6-1

 

Singles Flight B (Quarterfinals)

 

Peter Zimmer (UA) def Aljosa Nipic (Denver) 6-0, 6-2

 

Singles Flight B (Semifinals)

 

Peter Zimmer (UA) def Chandler Brass (UNM) 6-4, 6-0

 

Singles Flight B (Finals)

 

Peter Zimmer (UA) def Kalle Rosen (Denver) 6-0, 6-1

 

Doubles (Round of 32)

 

Christen/Zimmer (UA) def Alexander/Lau (AFA) 8-5

 

Doubles (Round of 16)

 

Christen/Zimmer (UA) def Begeman/Omana (CofSF) 9-8

 

Doubles (Quarterfinals)

 

Christen/Zimmer (UA) def Halligan/Pfiefer (UNM) inj.

 

Doubles (Semifinals)

 

Christen/Zimmer (UA) def America/Stoisavljevic (NMSU) 9-7

 

Doubles (Finals)

 

Rosen/Zetterholm (Denver) def Christen/Zimmer (UA) 9-8

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