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20070317 Men?s Tennis Drops One to No. 8 UCLA
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Release: 03/17/2007
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">TUCSON</B></st1:City><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">, <st1:State w:st="on">Ariz.</st1:State></B></st1:place> ? The No. 62 University of Arizona men&rsquo;s tennis team (5-8) fell to No. 8 UCLA (10-3) 7-0 to end the Wildcats winning streak of four consecutive home matches. The match was much more competitive than the 7-0 score may indicate. &ldquo;You can tell by the match scores that the no one got killed, every set was decided by one break of serve or a tiebreaker,&rdquo; said <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place> assistant coach <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=43630"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=43630">Tom Lloyd</A></A>. &ldquo;In the end, things just didn&rsquo;t go our way.&rdquo;</FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2>In doubles, representing UCLA at the No. 1 position was the undefeated duo of Philipp Gruendler and Benjamin Kohlloeffel. The No. 7 team in the nation took down <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place>&rsquo;s <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=80019"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=80019">Claudio Christen</A></A> and <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=807640"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=807640">Ravid Hezi</A></A> 8-5. The other two Wildcat tandems suffered similar fates as UCLA headed into singles play with a one-point advantage.</FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2>Kohlloeffel, No. 4 in the nation, defeated Christen at the No. 1 spot while No. 48 Haythem Abid beat <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place> freshman <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=807640"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=807640">Ravid Hezi</A></A> at No. 2. Both matches were 6-4, 6-4. Alcala and <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=43638"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=43638">Jason Labrosse</A></A> only lost their serves one time each, but both ended up dropping their matches to No. 47 Chris Surapol and Philipp Gruendler, respectively. At No. 5, sophomore <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=80020"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=80020">Peter Zimmer</A></A> was engaged in a three-set match for the fifth time in his last seven outings. This one ended in favor of the opposition, as UCLA&rsquo;s Michael Look came away with the win 5-7, 6-4, 7-5. <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> freshman <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=235320"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=235320">Alex Labrosse</A></A> also went three sets before losing to sophomore Michael Drean.</FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2>UCLA is historically known for touting one of the nation&rsquo;s strongest and consistent collegiate tennis programs. Their lineup currently features more players ranked within the top 50 than any other team in the pac-10. Tomorrow, the Wildcats take on the No. 4 USC Trojans (11-0). The match begins at 1 p.m. at the LaNelle Robson Tennis Complex. USC defeated UCLA 6-1 on March 9.</FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">No. 8 UCLA 7, No. 62 <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place> 0<BR>Doubles</B><BR>1. No. 7 Kohlloeffel/Gruendler (UCLA) def. <B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Christen/Hezi (UA)</B> 8-5<BR>2. Surapol/Abid (UCLA) def. <B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">J. Labrosse/Zimmer (UA)</B> 8-7<BR>3. Drean/Mathieu Dehaine (UCLA) def. <STRONG>Alcala/Romic (UA) </STRONG>8-5</FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><FONT size=2>Singles<o:p></o:p></FONT></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2>1. No. 4 Benjamin Kohlloeffel (UCLA) def. <B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Christen (UA) </B>6-4, 6-4<BR>2. No. 48 Haythem Abid (UCLA) def. <B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Hezi (UA)</B> 6-4, 6-4<BR>3. No. 47 Chris Surapol (UCLA) def. <B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Alcala</B> <B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">(UA)</B> 6-4, 7-6(2)<BR>4. Philipp Gruendler (UCLA) def. <B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">J. Labrosse (UA)</B> 7-6(4), 6-4 <BR>5. Michael Look (UCLA) def. <B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Zimmer (UA) </B>5-7, 6-3, 7-5<BR>6. Jeremy Drean (UCLA) def. <B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">A. Labrosse (UA) </B>6-3, 4-6, 6-3</FONT></P>
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