Arizona Men's Tennis opens competition at the Arizona State Thunderbirds Invitational

Tempe, Ariz.- The Arizona men's tennis team opened competition at the Arizona State Thunderbirds Invitational in Tempe, Ariz., on Friday.

In the doubles quarterfinal, senior Steven Capriati and sophomore Carl Hagman defeated Corrie Scheepers and Nicholas Yip of Utah in a one-set match, 8-5. Capriati and Hagman are set to face Beau Berglund and Ryan Gerstner of Loyola Marymount in the semifinal round, on Saturday.

Capriati also advanced to the semifinal round of the singles Gold Draw bracket, by defeating Daniel Lundstrom of Northern Arizona in the first round, 4-6, 7-6 (2), (10-8), and Pim Van Mele of Arizona State in the second round, 2-6, 6-2, (10-3). Sophomore Whi Kim also moved on to the semifinal round of the singles Gold Draw bracket with a first round victory over Oggie Kolev of Arkansas, 3-6, 6-4, (10-8), and a second round win over Prakash Venkataraman of Rice, 6-1, 6-3. Capriati will square off against Kim in semifinal action, on Saturday.

The following teams are featured in the Arizona State Thunderbirds Invitational: Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, Loyola Marymount, Northern Arizona, Rice, and Utah.

Results- Singles

Gold Draw- First Round

Fabien Giraud (Rice) def. Tom Lloyd (UA), 6-7 (4), 6-4, (10-8)

Aleksey Bubis (Arkansas) def. Carl Hagman (UA), 6-2, 7-5

Draw A- Round One

Tom Lloyd (UA) def. Nicholas Yip (Utah), 7-5, 7-5

Carl Hagman (UA) def. Ryan Gerstner (LMU), 6-0, 6-2

Maroon Group- First Round

Bruno Arapovic (UA) def. Shaul Aloni (ASU), 7-6 (3), 6-3

Beau Berglund (LMU) def. Roeland Bratianu (UA), 6-3, 6-1

Thibault Schram (NAU) def. Arnaud Agniel (UA), 6-2, 7-5

Eric Stuart (NAU) def. Brian Jackson (UA), 6-3, 6-1

Maroon Group- Second Round

Brian Jackson (UA) def. Shaul Aloni (ASU), 6-3, 6-0

Beau Berglund (LMU) def. Bruno Arapovic (UA), 7-5, 2-6, (10-8)

Roeland Bratianu (UA) def. Thibault Schram (NAU), 6-2, 6-3

Eric Stuart (NAU) def. Arnaud Agniel (UA), 6-2, 6-1

Results- Doubles

Daniel Lundstrom/Eric Stuart (NAU) def. Roeland Bratianu/Brian Jackson (UA), 8-1

Aleksey Bubis/Oggie Kolev (Arkansas) def. Whi Kim/Tom Lloyd (UA), 8-3


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