Feb. 10, 2002
No. 41 Arizona Men's Tennis Tops No. 74 UC-Santa Barbara
Tucson, Ariz. - The University of Arizona men's tennis team defeated the Gauchos of UC-Santa Barbara, 5-2, on Sunday. In their fourth match of a 10-match homestand, Arizona dominated UCSB in doubles play and dropped only two singles matches. The Cats are now 4-0 on the season.
On the singles side, playing the first position, senior Steven Capriati fell to Carlos Palencia, 7-5, 6-3, of UCSB. Sophomore Whi Kim cruised past Marcin Kosakowski, 6-3, 6-0, in the second spot, while junior Tom Lloyd clinched the singles win with a victory over Mike Placek, 6-1, 6-2, in the third slot. Sophomore Carl Hagman finished off Alex Anselme, 6-4, 6-0, competing in the fourth position. The second singles loss of the day belonged to senior Bruno Arapovic, 6-4, 6-2, to Alex Yaftali. Sophomore Roeland Brateanu, playing in the sixth spot, defeated Marcio Pepe of UCSB in a three-set match, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.
All three Wildcat doubles teams were victorious today. The team of Capriati and Hagman downed Palencia and Kosakowski, 9-8 (8). In the second spot, Kim and Lloyd outlasted Placek and Anselme, 8-3. Clinching the doubles point for the Wildcats were senior Brian Jackson and sophomore Arnaud Agniel over Yaftali and Ilya Leshinksy, 8-5.
The Wildcats are back in action on Friday, Feb. 15 at 1:30 p.m., when they will face the Texas Tech Red Raiders at the LaNelle Robson Tennis Center.
Singles: 1. Carlos Palencia (UCSB) def. Steven Capriati (UA) - 7-5, 6-3 2. Whi Kim (UA) def. Marcin Kosakowski (UCSB) - 6-3, 6-0 3. Tom Lloyd (UA) def. Mike Placek (UCSB) - 6-1, 6-2 4. Carl Hagman (UA) def. Alex Anselme (UCSB) - 6-4, 6-0 5. Alex Yaftali (UCSB) def. Bruno Arapovic (UA) - 6-4, 6-2 6. Roeland Brateanu (UA) def. Marcio Pepe (UCSB) - 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
Doubles: 1. Capriati/Hagman (UA) def. Palencia/Kosakowski (UCSB) - 9-8 (8) 2. Lloyd/Kim (UA) def. Placek/Anselme (NAU) - 8-3 3. Brian Jackson/Arnaud Agniel (UA) def. Yaftali/Ilya Leshinsky (UCSB) - 8-5