This Week: The
Pac-10 Championships: The Pac-10’s eight teams compete in
Ojai History: The Ojai, as it is known in tennis circles, is the oldest amateur tennis tournament in the United States and has been interrupted only five times since its inception- in 1924 by hoof and mouth disease and four years during World War II. Pac-10 schools have competed in intercollegiate events in 92 of the Ojai 102 tournaments, beginning in 1911. Championship medals are awarded both in singles and doubles and the winner’s names are inscribed on permanent trophies displayed each year at the tournament. Last year’s singles winner was Stanford’s Sam Warburg, while Warburg and partner KC Corkery won the doubles title.
Last Time Out: The Wildcats ended their three-match losing streak with a 5-2 win over
Match Point Matalonga: In
Fall Finishers: Redshirt freshman Peter Zimmer led the Wildcats with a 10-4 record in the fall, including a win streak of six matches. Roger Matalonga and Claudio Christen also had solid showings in the fall season, going 9-4 and 8-3, respectively. Three pairs posted winning records for
Wildcats in the Rankings: Roger Matalonga fell to No. 52 this week in the rankings. Jeff Groslimond and partner Claudio Christen dropped one spot to No. 46. As a team
Stacked Pac: The Pac-10 is difficult again this year with four teams currently ranked in the Top 25: No. 9 UCLA, No. 14 Stanford, No. 20 Washington and No. 23 California. UCLA, the defending national champion, features first-ranked singles player Benjamin Kohlloeffel. Kohlloeffel, along with Phillip Gruendler, are the second-ranked doubles pair.
Home Court Advantage: