Arizona Men's Tennis Falls to Top-Ranked UCLA, 7-0
Feb. 15, 2003
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The 47th-ranked Arizona men's tennis team was defeated by No. 1-ranked UCLA Saturday, 7-0, in Los Angeles, Calif. Arizona falls to 5-3 while UCLA improves to 8-0 on the year.
The duo of freshman Roger Matalonga and sophomore Colin O'Grady extended its doubles win streak to seven by defeating Erfan Djahangiri and Chris Surapol, 8-4. Junior Carl Hagman and sophomore Paul Warkentin fell in the No. 1 doubles position, 8-2, to Rodrigo Grilli and Marcin Matkowski. Playing No. 2 doubles were junior Whi Kim and freshman Daniel Andrus. The pair fell to the No. 39-ranked team of Tobias Clemens and Lassi Ketola, 8-2.
In singles play, the Bruins only needed two sets in each match to defeat their Wildcat opponents. Matalonga suffered his first singles loss as a Wildcat to the No. 40-ranked Chris Lam, 6-0, 6-2, in the No. 6 position. With the loss, he falls to 7-1. Kim fell to Tobias Clemens on court one, 6-2, 7-5. Carl Hagman lost to Marcin Matkowski 6-4, 6-1, in the No. 2 position. Rodrigo Grilli defeated O'Grady, 7-5, 6-3, in the No. 3 slot. Playing No. 4 for the Wildcats, Warkentin fell to Erfan Djahangiri, 6-3, 6-4. Lassi Ketola beat Daniel Andrus, 6-3, 6-2, on court five.
The Wildcats will face intra-state rival Arizona State, on Friday, Feb. 28, in Tempe Ariz. First serve is set for 1:30 p.m.
ResultsDoubles: 1. Grilli/Matowski (UCLA) def. Hagman/Warkenting (UA) - 8-22. No. 39 Clemens/Ketola (UCLA) def. Andrus/Kim (UA) - 8-23. Matalonga/O'Grady (UA) def. Djahangiri/Surapol (UCLA) - 8-4
Singles:1. No. 12 Clemens (UCLA) def. No. 102 Kim (UA) - 8-2, 7-52. Matkowski (UCLA) def. Hagman (UA) - 6-4, 6-13. Grilli (UCLA) def. O'Grady (UA) - 7-5, 6-34. No. 38 Djahangiri (UCLA) def. Warkentin (UA) - 6-3, 6-45. Ketola (UCLA) def. Andrus (UA) - 6-3, 6-26. No. 40 Lam (UCLA) def. Matalonaga (UA) - 6-0, 6-2