Feb. 23, 2002
No. 47 Arizona Men's Tennis Drops Second Straight Pac-10 Match
Tucson, Ariz. - The University of Arizona men's tennis team lost to the No. 5 UCLA Bruins, 1-6, on Saturday. In their eighth match of a 10-match homestand and second Pac-10 match of the season, Arizona won a match in singles play, and was swept in doubles competition. The Cats are now 6-3 on the season.
On the singles side, playing in the first position, senior Steven Capriati defeated Tobias Clemens in straight sets, 6-2, 7-5. This is Capriati's second match in a row in which Capriati topped a ranked player. Sophomore Whi Kim is no longer undefeated in singles play this season as he fell to Jean-Julien Rojer, 6-4, 7-6(6), in the second spot. Junior Tom Lloyd, playing in the third slot, lost to Marcin Matkowski, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, this was Lloyd's second singles loss of the season. Sophomore Carl Hagman fell to Rodrido Grilli, playing in the fourth position, 7-5, 7-6(4). In his second straight appearance in singles action since the fall, freshman Colin O'Grady fell to Erfan Djahangiri, 6-2, 6-4. Competing in the sixth spot, senior Bruno Arapovic lost to Lassi Ketola, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.
Arizona dropped all three doubles matches, allowing UCLA to win the doubles point. The team of Capriati and Lloyd fell to Rojer and Matkowski, 8-4. In the second spot, Hagman and O'Grady were defeated by Clemens and Ketola, 8-4. Kim and sophomore Roeland Brateanu, playing in the third position, fell to Grilli and Alberto Francis, 8-1.
The Wildcats are back in action on Friday, March 1, at 1:30 p.m., when they face the No. 40 Arizona State Sun Devils at the LaNelle Robson Tennis Center.
Singles: 1. Steven Capriati (UA) def. Tobias Clemens (UCLA), 6-2, 7-5 2. Jean-Julien Rojer (UCLA) def. Whi Kim (UA), 6-4, 7-6(6) 3. Marcin Matkowski (UCLA) def. Tom Lloyd (UA), 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 4. Rodrido Grilli (UCLA) def. Carl Hagman (UA), 7-5, 7-6(4) 5. Erfan Djahangiri (UCLA) def. Colin O'Grady (UA), 6-2, 6-4 6. Lassi Ketola (UCLA) def. Bruno Arapovic (UA), 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
Doubles: 1. Rojer/Matkowski(UCLA) def. Capriati/Lloyd (UA), 8-4 2. Clemens/Ketola(UCLA) def. Hagman/O'Grady (UA), 8-4 3. Grilli/Francis(UCLA) def. Kim/Brateanu (UA), 8-1