Men's Tennis Wins Nine Matches at USD All-College Tournament

Oct. 18, 2002

TUCSON, Ariz. - The Arizona Men's Tennis team won nine of twelve matches Friday while competing in the USD All-College Tournament in San Diego, Calif., hosted by the University of San Diego. The team won seven singles and both doubles matches.

In first round flight one singles matches, sophomore Colin O'Grady won his match against Rob Blair of USD 6-4, 6-2. Junior Carl Hagman earned a victory over Brent Davis of UC Riverside 6-1, 6-3. In second round action, O'Grady defeated Jaako Asuju of Loyola Marymount 2-6, 6-4, 6-2. Meanwhile Hagman fell to Jason Pongrikul of USD 6-3, 6-0. The wins by O'Grady raise his record to 7-2 on the season, and Hagman's record goes to 6-2.

In first round flight two singles action freshman Tim Mullane defeated Wkwesi Williams of UC Irvine 6-1, 7-5. Meanwhile freshman Daniel Andrus dropped Arron Bert of UC Irvine in three sets, 6-2, 3-6, 7-5. Finally, sophomore Chris Gessner lost his first match as a Wildcat to Mike Wojnarowicz of Loyola Marymount 7-5, 4-6, 6-1. During round two, Mullane defeated Nicolas Schaffner of USD 6-7 (8), 6-4, 6-0, and Andrus beat William LaFever of SDSU in straight sets 6-1, 6-0. Mullane's two wins improve his record to 4-2, while Andrus also raises his record to a perfect 4-0. The quarterfinal rounds of flight one and two will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, October 19.

Gessner fell to Kyle Halberg of Oregon 7-5, 4-6, 6-1 in the flight two back draw.

The doubles side of the tournament saw two wins for the Wildcats. The pair of Hagman and O'Grady beat Bert and Yandoc of UC Irvine 8-1. This victory raises their fall record to 3-1. The freshman combination of Mullane and Andrus defeated Krohn and O'Rourke of Fresno State in a closely contested match, 9-8 (3). O'Grady and Hagman are now 3-1 in doubles competition, while Mullane and Andrus picked up their first win as a pair. Round two doubles will begin at 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 19.

The Wildcats will be back in action again at the USD All-College Tournament Saturday, and will also be competing Saturday in the Midland Collegiate Classic in Midland, Texas.

Results:Flight One Singles, Round One:O'Grady (UA) def. Blair (USD) 	         6-4, 6-2Hagman (UA) def. Davis (UC Riverside) 	6-1, 6-3Round Two:O'Grady (UA) def. Asuju (LMU) 	         2-6, 6-4, 6-2Pongsrikul (USD) def. Hagman (UA)	         6-3, 6-0

Flight Two Singles, Round One:Mullane (UA) def. Williams (UC Irvine) 6-1, 7-5Andrus (UA) def. Bert (UC Irvine) 6-2, 3-6, 7-5Wajnarowicz (LMU) def. Gessner (UA) 7-5, 4-6, 6-1Round Two:Mullane (UA) def. Schaffner (USD) 6-7 (8), 6-4, 6-0Andrus (UA) def. LaFever (SDSU) 6-1, 6-0

Flight Two, Back Draw:Halberg (OU) def. Gessner (UA) 6-3, 6-2

Doubles Flight One, First Round:Hagman/O'Grady (UA) def. Bert/Yandoc (UCI) 8-1Mullane/Andrus (UA) def. Krohn/O'Rourke (FSU) 9-8 (3)

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