Men's Tennis Loses A Heartbreaker to No. 69 Arizona, 4-3

April 6, 2002

EUGENE, Ore. - The University of Oregon men's tennis lost another close home match on Saturday, falling 4-3 to the No. 69-ranked University of Arizona Wildcats. The Ducks battled, winning three singles matches, but were swept in doubles competition.

Oregon junior Oded Teig defeated Arizona's Whi Kim, 6-3, 6-3, at No. 2 singles. Sophomore Greg Dubourdieu and freshman Sven Swinnen added the other two Oregon wins. Dubourdieu put away Bruno Arapovic of the Wildcats, 6-1, 6-2, at No. 5. Swinnen defeated Carl Hagman, 6-2, 6-4 at No. 4 singles.

The Ducks were swept in doubles play, losing all three matches, 8-6.

'It's always tough to lose at home,' said Oregon head coach Chris Russell. 'Playing Pac-10 matches are a great opportunity, but we just didn't do what we needed to do.'

The Ducks fall to 13-7, 0-3 in Pac-10 Conference play. The Wildcats improve to 8-9 on the season. Up next, Oregon hosts the USC Trojans on April 12, 2002 at 1 p.m.

#69 Arizona 4, Oregon 3

April 6, 2002 - Student Tennis Center, Eugene, Ore.

SINGLES

1. Steven Capriati (UA) def. Manuel Kost (UO), 5-7, 6-4, 6-2.

2. Oded Teig (UO) def. Whi Kim (UA), 6-3, 6-3.

3. Tom Lloyd (UA) def. Jason Menke (UO), 6-1, 6-2.

4. Sven Swinnen (UO) def. Carl Hagman (UA), 6-2, 6-4.

5. Greg Dubourdieu (UO) def. Bruno Arapovic (UA), 6-1, 6-2.

6. Roeland Brateanu (UA) def. Chris King (UO), 6-4, 6-4.

DOUBLES

1. Capriati/Hagman (UA) def. Teig/Swinnen (UO), 8-6.

2. Kim/Brateanu (UA) def. Menke/Paalberg (UO), 8-6.

3. Lloyd/Colin O'Grady (UA) def. King/Kost (UO), 8-6.

-UO-

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