No. 25 Arizona Routs Clemson, 6-1
March 21, 2004
TUCSON, Ariz. - The No. 25 Arizona men's tennis team earned its 10thwin of the season Sunday, March 21, with a 6-1 victory over the Clemson Tigers.Arizona dropped two of the three doubles points before storming back andproducing six singles victories. Arizona improved to 10-6 with the win, whileClemson falls to 16-7.
Arizona only managed to win one of the three doubles matches, giving Clemson itsonly point of the afternoon. On court one, junior Colin O'Grady and sophomoreRoger Matalonga defeated the pair of Nathan Thompson and Jarmaine Jenkins, 8-4.Senior Whi Kim and sophomore Tim Mullane battled Garon Sterijovski and RyanYoung falling, 9-8, on court three. The pair of junior Paul Warkentin andsophomore Daniel Andrus lost in a closely contested match, 9-7, on court two.
In singles action, Arizona lost only one set in windy conditions on its way towinning all six singles matches. Andrus made quick work of Clement Reix oncourt five. With fastidious and precise ball placements, Andrus cruised to a6-1, 6-1 victory.
Tied 1-1, Arizona quickly rattled off three wins. On court one, Matalongadefeated Thompson, 6-1, 7-5. On court six, Warkentin earned his 13th victorywith a win over Young, 7-5, 6-0. Senior Tom Lloyd fell in the first set, 4-6,on court four before battling back in the second, 6-5. During the 12th game ofthe set, John Boetsch pulled his hamstring and was forced to retire from thematch giving Lloyd the victory, 4-6, 6-5 def (inj).
With the match clinched, O?Grady and Kim continued to fight their Tigeropponents. O'Grady was next to finish, beating Sterjovski, 7-5, 6-3. Kimclosed the match with a win over Jenkins, 7-6, 7-6.
Arizona will hit the courts next on Saturday, March 27, when they hostintra-state rivals Arizona State.
1. Matalonga/O'Grady (UA) def. Thompson/Jenkins (Clem) - 8-4
2. Boetsch/Reix (Clem) def. Warkentin/Andrus (UA) - 9-7
3. Sterijoviski/Young (Clem) def. Mullane/Kim (UA) - 9-8
1. Matalonga (UA) def. Thompson (Clem) - 6-1, 7-5
2. Kim (UA) def. Jenkins (Clem) - 7-6, 7-6
3. O'Grady (UA) Sterijovski (Clem) - 7-5, 6-3
4. Lloyd (UA) def. Boetsch (Clem) - 4-6, 6-5 def (inj)
5. Andrus (UA) def. Reix (Clem) - 6-1, 6-1
6. Warkentin (UA) def. Young (Clem) - 7-5, 6-0
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