Arizona Tennis Upsets California, 4-3

March 31, 2001

TUCSON, AZ - The 69th-ranked University of Arizona Men's tennis (10-6 overall, 1-5 Pac-10) team upset 30th-ranked California (8-5, 2-3 Pac-10), 4-3, Saturday at the LaNelle Robson Tennis Center.

In doubles play, Cal grabbed the point when, at the No. 1 spot, Arizona's Steven Capriati and Carl Hagman fell to No. 45 Adrian Barnes and Scott Kintz, 8-4. At the No. 3 spot the freshman team of Arnaud Agniel and Roeland Brateanu fell to Ben Miles and Balazs Veress, 8-5, to pick up a match point. The Wildcat's Tom Lloyd and Whi Kim defeated John Paul Fruttero and Robert Kowalczyk, 9-8(3), handing the duo their first loss of the season in dual match play.

In singles play, the Cats won four out of six matches. At the No. 1 spot, Capriati beat No. 25 Fruttero. At the fourth spot, Kim earned his second win this weekend, against Kintz, 6-2, 6-3. Senior Jari Niskala defeated Kowalczyk, 6-4, 6-3, at the fifth spot. At the No. 3 spot, Hagman defeated 66th-ranked Barnes, 7-5, 6-7, 7-5, to clinch the match for the Cats.

The Bears wins came at No. 2 and No. 6, where Balazs Veress and Ben Miles defeated their opponents. Veress handed Tom Lloyd a 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 defeat, while Miles knocked out Arnaud Agniel in straight sets, 6-3, 7-5.

The Bears will host Utah, Tuesday, April 3, at the Hellman Tennis Courts at 1:30 p.m, before traveling to Los Angeles to take on USC and UCLA.

No. 1 Steven Capriati (UA) def. (25) John Paul Fruttero (Cal), 6-2, 2-6, 6-3
No. 2 (85) Balazs Veress (Cal) def. Tom Lloyd (UA), 3-6, 7-5, 6-4
No. 3 Carl Hagman (UA) def. (66) Adrian Barnes (Cal), 7-5, 6-7, 7-5
No. 4 Whi Kim (UA) def. Scott Kintz (Cal), 6-2, 6-3
No. 5 Jari Niskala (UA) def. Robert Kowalczyk (Cal), 6-4, 6-3
No. 6 Ben Miles (Cal) def. Arnaud Agniel (UA), 6-3, 7-5

No. 1 (45) Banres/Kintz (Cal) def. Capriati/Hagman (UA), 8-4
No. 2 Lloyd/Kim (UA) Fruttero/Kowalczyk (Cal), 9-8(3)
No. 3 Miles/Veress (Cal) def. Brateanu/Agniel (UA), 8-5

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