Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Cats Dominate Wolf Pack
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: January 25, 2009
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Jan. 25, 2009

TUCSON- The No. 50 Arizona men’s tennis dominated its dual match against visiting Nevada this afternoon at the LaNelle Robson Tennis Center, winning the match 6-1.


The Wildcats (2-0) jumped out early against the Wolf Pack (1-1) winning all three double matches and winning five-of-the-six singles matches.


“I was very proud of the guys this weekend,” Head Coach Tad Berkowitz said after the match. “Our guys showed a lot of professionalism and did not let up once we were ahead. This was a good weekend for us which prepares us for a top ten team in Florida.”


The No. 18 doubles team of Pat Metham and Francois VanderMerwe had no problem with Nevada’s duo of Laurent Garcin and Wessim Deibel, defeating them 8-3.


Jay Goldman, the only Wildcat to be ranked in singles play, saw his first action of the season playing in the top spot and defeating Garcin 6-3, 6-4.


Newcomer Andres Arango, playing in position two, made quick work of Alex Daruty winning in straight sets 6-0, 6-1.


Freshman Jason Zafiros for the second straight day made dominated his opponent beating Tony Bulich 6-1, 6-1.


Up next for the Wildcats is No. 10 Florida at the National Spring Kick-Off in Gainesville, Fla. The match starts 10:00 a.m. (Tucson time).






(1) No.18 Pat Metham/Francois VanderMerwe def. Laurent Garcin/Wessim Deibel 8-3


(2) Jay Goldman/Ravid Hazi def. Alex Daruty/Kristian Kuharszky 8-3


(3) Andres Arango/Jason Zafiros def. Gabe Kanzelmeyer/Antone Bulich 8-4


Order: 3, 1, 2




(1) No. 88 Jay Goldman def. Laurent Garcin 6-3, 6-4


(2) Andres Arango def. Alex Daruty 6-0, 6-1


(3) Wessim Deibel def. Ravid Hazi 5-7, 6-4, 10-5


(4) Andres Carrasco def. Kristian Kuharszky 6-2, 6-2


(5) Pat Metham def. Gabe Kanzelmeyer 6-1, 6-0


(6) Jason Zafiros def. Antone Bulich 6-1, 6-1


Order: 5, 6, 2, 4, 1, 3