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Roger Matalonga Advances to ITA Regional Final
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: October 23, 2005
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MALIBU, Calif. ?-Roger Matalonga won two matches to advance to the main draw singles final, tomorrow. Matalonga defeated Pepperdine’s ninth-seeded Richard Johnson 6-3, 6-0 in the quarterfinals. He then faced second-seeded Rico Pedro, also from Pepperdine, in the semifinals. Matalonga again won in straight sets 6-3, 6-1.


In the consolation quarterfinals, Bruno Alcala faced fellow teammate Peter Zimmer. Alcala won all Arizona quarterfinals match 6-2, 6-3. He then narrowly defeated USC’s Chong Wang, 6-2, 4-6, 10-4. Alcala fell in the finals to California Santa Barbara’s Nick Brotman, 6-2, 6-2.


Tomorrow, Matalonga will face UCLA’s first-seeded Ben Kohlloeffel. Kohlloeffel is ranked third in the preseason ITA rankings. This is the highest ranked player Matalonga has faced this fall.


Results- Saturday


Main Draw Singles (Quarterfinals)

#3 Matalonga, Roger (UA) def #9 Johnson, Richard (Pepperdine) 6-3, 6-0


Main Draw Singles (Semifinals)

#3 Matalonga, Roger (UA) def #2 Pedro, Rico (Pepperdine) 6-3, 6-1


Consolation Singles (Quarterfinals)

Alcala, Bruno (UA) def Zimmer, Peter (UA) 6-2, 6-3


Consolation Singles (Semifinals)

Alcala, Bruno (UA) def Wang, Chong (USC) 6-2, 4-6, 10-4


Consolation Singles (Finals)

Brotman, Nick (UCSB) def Alcala, Bruno (UA) 6-2, 6-2




Main Draw Singles (Round of 16)

#9 Johnson, Richard (Pepperdine) def Andrus, Daniel (UA) 6-2, 6-4

#3 Matalonga, Roger (UA) def Yovan, Aaron (UCLA) 6-0, 6-1

Pedro, Rico (Pepperdine) def Christen, Claudio (UA) 6-4, 6-3


Doubles (Round of 16)

#1 Gruendler/Kohlloeffel (UCLA) def Christen/Alcala (UA) 8-3

#2 Andrus/Matalonga (UA) def Terrien/Wojnarowicz (LMU) 8-3


Doubles (Quarterfinals)

Drean/Surapol (UCLA) def #2 Andrus/Matalonga (UA) 8-6


Singles Consolation (1st Round)

Alcala, Bruno (UA) def Dobson, Trevor (UCI) 1-6, 6-3, 10-8

Zimmer, Peter (UA) def Wojnarowicz, Mike (LMU) 7-5, 6-3

Wang, Chong (USC) def VanderMerwe, Francois (UA) 3-6, 6-3, 10-7


Singles Consolation (1st Round)

Alcala, Bruno (UA) def Hegarty, Nick (ASU) 6-4, 4-6, 12-10

Zimmer, Peter (UA) def d’Argence Arceo, Ivan (UCSB) 6-4, 6-3




Main Draw Singles (Round of 32)


Andrus, Daniel (UA) def #8 Van’t Hof, Kaes (USC) 6-2, 6-2

#3 Matalonga, Roger (UA) def Bellama, Tomas (ASU) 6-2, 6-2

Christen, Claudio (UA) def #9 Loucks, Adam (USC) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3

#9 Dehaine, Mathieu (UCLA) def Labrosse, Jason (UA) 6-2, 6-0


Doubles (Round of 32)


Alcala/Christen (UA) def Ellis/Sundling (UCI) 8-5

Brotman/Hohenstein (UCSB) def VanderMerwe/Zimmer (UA) 9-8

#2 Andrus/Matalonga (UA) def Kenaway/Ulukan (UCI) 8-5


Main Draw Singles (Round of 64)


Ozurovich, Matt (San Diego) def Alcala, Bruno (UA) 3-6, 6-3, 7-6

#9 Lamm, Victor (UCI) def Zimmer, Peter (UA) 6-4, 6-4

Labrosse, Jason (UA) def Borzenski, Kevin (Pepperdine) 6-2, 6-2

Nguyen, Jason (UCLA) def VanderMerwe, Francois (UA) 1-6, 6-3, 7-6

Andrus, Daniel (UA) def Frick, Christian (UCR) 6-2, 6-1

#3 Matalonga, Roger (UA) def Phillips, Matt (LMU) 6-3, 6-0

Christen, Claudio (UA) def Liversage, Tom (San Diego) 7-5, 1-6, 6-3




Qualifying Singles (Quarterfinals)


Chung, Jaysen (UCLA) def Cochrane, Nathan (UA) 6-0, 6-2

Zimmer, Peter (UA) def Malet, Carlos (LMU) 6-1, 6-1


Qualifying Singles (Round of 16)


Cochrane, Nathan (UA) def Essoyan, Derek (LMU) 6-4, 6-4

Zimmer, Peter (UA) def Draper, Adam (UCLA) 6-0, 6-0