Arizona Men's Tennis Faces Texas A&M in the Texas A&M Invitational

Nov. 7, 2003

COLLEGE STATION, Texas - The Arizona men's tennis team faced Texas A&M in the opening day of the Texas A&M Invitational Nov. 7, in College Station, Texas. Arizona competed in the hidden team format, winning four of the eight singles matches and one of the four doubles matches.

Senior Tom Lloyd, junior Colin O'Grady, sophomores Daniel Andrus and Roger Matalonga each earned victories in singles action against their Texas A&M opponents. Lloyd earned a win in the No. 1 position defeating No. 99-ranked Khaled El Dorry, 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (6). This win is Lloyd's second over ranked opponents this fall. In the No.3 position O'Grady beat Marvin Rolle, 6-2, 3-6, 1-0 (4). On court five, Andrus defeated Matt Loucks in straight sets, 6-1, 7-5. In the No. 6 position Matalonga beat John Nallon, 6-1, 6-2.

Junior Paul Warkentin fell to Brett Joeslson, 6-1, 6-2, in the No. 2 position. On court four, senior Carl Hagman lost to Bryan Wooten, 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 (8). In the No. 7 position, sophomore Tim Mullane lost to Zach Malmgren, 7-6, 6-4. Sophomore Chris Gessner fell to Dash Connell, 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (8).

In doubles, the pair of Warkentin and Andrus earned its third victory of the fall by defeating Wooten and Nallon, 8-1, in the No. 2 position.

On court one, O'Grady and Matalonga fell to Joelson and Rolle, 8-4. In the No. 3 position, Lloyd and Hagman fought Loucks and Malmgren into an extra game, but fell, 9-7. Mullane and Gessner lost to Connell and El Dorry on court four, 8-5.

The Wildcats will be in action again Saturday, Nov. 8 in the second day of the Texas A&M Invitational. Arizona will face TCU once again in the hidden team format. First serve is scheduled for 1:30.

Arizona vs. Texas A&M

1. Tom Lloyd (UA) def. Khaled El Dorry (A&M), 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (6)
2. Brett Joelson (A&M) def. Paul Warkentin (UA), 6-1, 6-2
3. Colin O'Grady (UA) def.Marvin Rolle (A&M), 6-2, 3-6, 1-0 (4)
4. Bryan Wooten (A&M) def. Carl Hagman (UA), 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 (8)
5. Daniel Andrus (UA) def. Matt Loucks (A&M), 6-1, 7-5
6. Roger Matalonga (UA) def.John Nallon (A&M), 6-1, 6-2
7. Zack Malmgren (A&M) def. Tim Mullane (UA), 7-6, 6-4
8. Dash Connell (A&M) def. Chris Gessner (UA), 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (8)

1. Joelson/Rolle (A&M) vs. O'Grady/Matalonga (UA), 8-4
2. Warkentin/Andrus (UA) def. Wooten/Nallon (A&M), 8-1
3. Loucks/Malmgren (A&M) vs. Lloyd/Hagman (UA), 9-7
4. Connell/El Dorry (A&M) vs. Mullane/Gessner (UA), 8-5

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