Arizona Men's Tennis Falls to No. 50 In the Latest Rankings

Feb. 26, 2003

TUCSON, Ariz. - The Arizona Men's Tennis team drops to No. 50 this week in the latest Omni Hotel national rankings administered by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. The Wildcats rested this past week after competing in five matches in eight days. Junior Whi Kim fell out of the individual rankings with a spring record of 3-4, at the No. 1 position.

Arizona opened the spring with a 5-1 record defeating two highly ranked opponents, No. 48 San Diego and No. 28 San Diego State. The team's one non-conference loss was to BYU, 4-3. Last weekend the Wildcats traveled to Los Angeles and faced No. 1 UCLA and No. 15 USC Trojans. Arizona fell in both matches to drop the teams record to 5-3 overall and 0-2 in the Pac-10.

Kim was previously ranked No. 102 and has faced several ranked opponents this spring en route to his 3-4 start. Thus far he has faced No. 12 Tobias Clemens of UCLA, No. 13 Oliver Maiberger of SDSU and No. 55 Carlos Palencia of UC Santa Barbara, earning a 1-2 record against ranked opponents. Kim defeated Palenica, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4), on Feb. 9.

Arizona will be in action next on Friday, Feb. 28th they travel to intra-state rival Tempe, Ariz., to face the No. 49-ranked Arizona State Sun Devils. First serve is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.

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