No. 69 Arizona Men's Tennis Wins First Pac-10 Contest

April 6, 2002

No. 69 Arizona Men's Tennis Wins First Pac-10 Contest

Eugene, Ore. - The University of Arizona men's tennis team topped the Oregon Ducks, 4-3, on Saturday. The Wildcats won three singles matches and swept the doubles competition. The Cats are now 8-9 on the season.

On the singles side, playing in the first position, senior Steven Capriati, ranked No. 40 in the nation, beat Manuel Kost, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2. Sophomore Whi Kim, in the second spot, fell to Oded Teig in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3. Junior Tom Lloyd, topped Jason Menke, 6-1, 6-2, playing in the third position. Sophomore Carl Hagman, competing in the fourth spot, was defeated by Sven Swinnen by a score of 6-2, 6-4. Competing in the fifth spot, senior Bruno Arapovic lost to Greg Dudbourdieu, 6-1, 6-2. Sophomore Roeland Brateanu, playing in the sixth position, handled Chris King, 6-4, 6-4.

Arizona won all its doubles matches, therefore the Wildcats won the doubles point. The team of Capriati and Hagman outlasted Teig and Swinnen, 8-6. In the second position, Kim and Brateanu topped Menke and Paalberg, 8-6. Freshman Colin O'Grady and Lloyd, competing in the third spot, defeated King and Kost, 8-6, for their second victory of the weekend.

The Wildcats are back in action on Friday, April 12 at 1:30 p.m. when they host the California Golden Bears.

Results-SINGLES1. Steven Capriati (UA) def. Manuel Kost (UO), 5-7, 6-4, 6-2.2. Oded Teig (UO) def. Whi Kim (UA), 6-3, 6-3.3. Tom Lloyd (UA) def. Jason Menke (UO), 6-1, 6-2.4. Sven Swinnen (UO) def. Carl Hagman (UA), 6-2, 6-4.5. Greg Dubourdieu (UO) def. Bruno Arapovic (UA), 6-1, 6-2.6. Roeland Brateanu (UA) def. Chris King (UO), 6-4, 6-4.

DOUBLES1. Capriati/Hagman (UA) def. Teig/Swinnen (UO), 8-6.2. Kim/Brateanu (UA) def. Menke/Paalberg (UO), 8-6.3. Lloyd/Colin O'Grady (UA) def. King/Kost (UO), 8-6.


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