Arango, Carrasco Nab Pac-10 Honors
April 29, 2010
University of Arizona men’s tennis players senior Andres Arango and junior Andres Carrasco have been named to the 2010 Pacific-10 Men’s Tennis All-Conference Honorable Mention list. This is the first honor for the two.
“Considering how many great players are in our conference this is a great accomplishment for the both of them,” said head coach Tad Berkowitz.
This season for the Wildcats, Arango has played at positions No. 1 and No. 2. In the No. 2 slot, Arango has compiled a 3-5 record and a 6-2 record in the No. 2 position. The native of Ecuador competed twice in the No. 3 position where he split 1-1. During the second week of Pac-10 action, Arango was ranked at No. 90 where he remained for two weeks. For the last regular season match, Arango was the only Wildcat to be ranked in singles at No. 119. The left-handed senior’s biggest upset of the season was at Stanford against the Cardinal’s No. 35-ranked Alex Clayton on March 27 in the No. 2 position. Arango upset Clayton in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3.
In doubles, Arango primarily competed with Carrasco in the No. 3 position. The duo holds an 8-7 record in the No. 3 slot and a 1-0 record in the No. 2 position with an overall 9-7 record. The duo’s biggest upset came against then No. 65-ranked Washington duo Tobi Obenaus and Alex Rosinski on April 2, 8-3. Arango has been paired with sophomore Jason Zafiros (0-2) and junior Jay Goldman (2-0) twice this season, both in the No. 3 position.
Arango had a three-single’s match winning streak that started against New Mexico State and ended against BYU. This season he holds a 10-8 (1-5 Pac-10) singles record.
Carrasco, the Wildcat’s team captain, has primarily competed at the No. 3 position where he has compiled a 6-5 singles record. The Barcelona, Spain native also competed in positions two and four where he finished 3-1 in both positions. During the second week of Pac-10 action, Carrasco joined Arango as the only two Wildcat players to be ranked in the singles rankings. The junior was ranked at No. 115. In the Blue/Gray Tennis Classic quarterfinals Carrasco clinched the match for the Wildcats against then No.39-Tulsa, 4-2 to move on to the semifinals. He topped No.45-ranked Ashley Watling 6-4, 6-4 in the No. 3 position.
In doubles, along with competing with Arango, Carrasco also paired with Goldman in the No. 3 position where they are undefeated with two wins.
Carrasco had a four-single’s match winning streak that started against New Mexico State and ended with South Alabama. After he dropped the fifth match, Carrasco won his next two matches against Denver and Santa Clara to win six of seven of his matches. This season he holds a 12-7 (2-3 Pac-10) singles record.
The No. 30-ranked Wildcats will find out Tuesday on ESPNEWS Selection Show who they will face in the first round of the NCAA tournament on May 14.