Arizona Men's Tennis Prepares for Final Fall Tournament

Nov. 4, 2003

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Texas A&M Invitational: The Arizona men's tennis team will travel to College Station, Texas to participate in the Texas A&M Invitational, Nov. 7-9. This trip will Arizona's second trip to the Lone State thus far during the fall season. Arizona, LSU, TCU and host school Texas A&M will compete in the hidden duo competition. Each team will field eight individual players and four doubles teams. The tournament will not count towards team records but will count for individual and doubles records. Arizona is scheduled to face Texas A&M on Friday, Nov. 7, TCU on Saturday, Nov. 8, and TCU on Sunday, Nov. 9.

Making the Trip: Arizona will travel eight players this up-coming weekend to College Station, Texas. Seniors Carl Hagman and Tom Lloyd, juniors Colin O'Grady and Paul Warkentin, sophomores Daniel Andrus, Roger Matalonga and Tim Mullane are slotted to make the trip.

Leading the Cats: Senior Carl Hagman leads Arizona with his 7-4 record during fall competition. Hagman earned three wins at the Icy Hot/ITA All-American and once again at the Laguna Niguel.

Streaking: During the fall competition, two Wildcats have earned a four-match winning-streak. Sophomore Roger Matalonga opened his season by winning four straight matches while competing at the Laguna Niguel Future. Matalonga's four victories earned him a spot in the main draw. Sophomore Daniel Andrus reached the semifinals of the back draw during his streak, while competing at the Omni Hotel Region VIII Fall Championships.

Brotherly Love: This season the Wildcats have two sets of brothers on the team. The first sets of brothers are senior Tom Lloyd and manager Scotty Lloyd. The Lloyds hail from Yorba Linda, Calif., and this year will be the third year the pair has been together at Arizona. In addition, junior Paul Warkentin and sophomore Daniel Andrus recently became brothers-in-law. Warkentin's older brother and Andrus' older sister were recently married this past August.

Fall Tournament Review

Omni Hotel Region VIII Fall Championships: This tournament marks the second team tournament of the fall. The Wildcats traveled ten men to Carson, Calif., including seniors Carl Hagman and Tom Lloyd, juniors Colin O'Grady, Paul Warkentin, and Chris Gessner, sophomores Daniel Andrus, Roger Matalonga and Tim Mullane, and freshmen Zach Bromberg and Nate Cochrane. Several Wildcats made their first appearances of the fall including Bromberg, Gessner and Mullane, and the trio finished 2-3 while competing in the qualifying rounds. Gessner earned his first victory as a Wildcat by defeating Peter Surapol of UC Irvine, 7-5, 6-3. In the main draw, Lloyd received a No. 9-seed and won his opening round over qualifier Beau Berglund of Loyola Marymount, 6-1, 6-1. Andrus earned a 4-2 record and earned a spot in the semifinals of the back draw after defeating Daniel Jung of San Diego, 7-6, 7-6. O'Grady also earned a first round win in the main draw by defeating Brian Morton of UC Irvine, 6-3, 6-3. In doubles competition, the duo of Andrus and Warkentin earned a 2-1 record while earning a spot in the quarterfinals, defeating the No. 5-seeded Johan Berg and Drew Hoskins of USC, 8-3. The pair of Hagman and O'Grady earned a victory over Tyler Black and Stephen Conching of University of the Pacific, 8-2.

Midland Collegiate Classic: Senior Tom Lloyd, junior Colin O'Grady and sophomore Roger Matalonga competed in the invitational for Arizona on Oct. 17-18. Lloyd finished the weekend with a 3-1 record, in which all three victories came on the opening day. Lloyd defeated the No. 1-seeded Alejandro Tejerino of Tulsa, 6-3, 3-0 retired. Tejerino was ranked No. 30 in the ITA pre-season poll. O'Grady earned a 2-1 record including wins over Jason Zimmerman of Duke, 2-6, 6-3, 3-0 retired and Brett Joelson of Texas Tech, 5-7, 7-6, 6-4. Matalonga defeated Chris Brown of Duke, 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, before retiring in the second round to Alberto Francis of UCLA. Arizona competed in doubles for the first time as Lloyd and O'Grady teamed up to face Jason Gould and Martiji Zgaga of Tulsa. The pair lost 8-5, and marks the first time the pair has competed with since wining the Pac-10 Doubles Invitational in 2002.

ITA All-American: Seniors Carl Hagman and Tom Lloyd and junior Paul Warkentin traveled to Chattanooga, Tenn. The three men competed in the pre-qualifying rounds, which were held Oct. 3-5. Hagman defeated Jose Luis Leghuga of BYU, 7-6 (4), 6-2, which earned him a spot in the semifinals. Hagman finished the weekend 3-1 and improved to 6-2 for the fall. Warkentin made his first appearance of the fall where he also earned a spot in the semifinals by defeating Jose Luis Muguruza of Georgia Tech, 6-3, 7-6 (8). While competing in the finals, Warkentin was forced to retire due to an injury in the second set. Lloyd also made his first appearance of the fall season, as well as his first appearance since the ITA All-American last season. Lloyd earned a 2-1 record by defeating Miha Lisac of Georgia State, 6-2, 7-5, and Eric Hechtman of Miami, 6-4, 6-1.

Laguna Niguel (Calif.) Futures: The Wildcats traveled to Laguna Niguel, Calif., to compete in the Laguna Niguel Futures on Sept. 26-30. Senior Carl Hagman, junior Colin O'Grady, sophomore Roger Matalonga and freshman Nate Cochrane made the trip. Matalonga earned four victories and a spot in the main draw, where he lost to the No.18-seeded Adam Seri. At the No. 9 seed in the qualifying rounds, Hagman earned a record of 3-1. He was forced to retire in the finals of the qualifying after losing the first set, 6-2, and falling behind, 2-0. O'Grady fell in his opening round to Shane Laporte, 7-5, 7-5. Cochrane competed in his first tournament as a Wildcat and also fell in the first round to Colin Joyner, 6-2, 7-5.

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