No. 23 Arizona Men's Tennis Sweeps California, 5-2
April 9, 2004
TUCSON, Ariz. - The No. 23 Arizona men's tennis team defeated California for the second time this season, as the Wildcats dropped the Golden Bears, 5-2. Cal won the doubles point, while Arizona battled back to win five of six singles matches to earn the team victory. Arizona improves to 13-7 overall and 2-3 in the Pac-10, while California drops to 7-13 overall and 2-2 in the Pac-10.
In doubles competition, Cal earned victories on courts one and three. On court two, senior Whi Kim and sophomore Daniel Andrus defeated Tyler Browne and Wayne Wong, 8-5. Down, 7-1, senior Tom Lloyd and junior Paul Warkentin battled back to win seven straight points and give the Wildcats the, 8-7, lead. However, the Bears would not go down quietly as they fought back to win the match, 9-8 (5). On court one, the No. 48-ranked team of junior Colin O'Grady and sophomore Roger Matalonga competed in a close match, but ultimately lost in a 15-minute-match point to No. 21 Patrick Briaud and Balazs Veress, 9-7.
In singles it was all Wildcats, as they earned victories on five of six singles courts. On court one, No. 96 Matalonga made quick and easy work of No. 58 Veress, 6-3, 6-1. Warkentin also made quick work of his opponent on court six. Warkentin beat John Pettit, 6-2, 6-1. On court four, Lloyd won the first set, 6-4. In the second set, he found himself down 4-1, but rattled off five straight games to earn the victory over Patrick Briaud, 6-4, 6-4. Sophomore Daniel Andrus clinched the match on court five with a, 7-5, 6-3, victory over Jake Leivent.
California earned its only singles point as Tyler Browne defeated O'Grady on court four, 6-4, 1-6, 6-4.
Kim rounded out the 5-2 victory over California by dropping No. 118 Wayne Wong in three sets, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3.
Arizona will be in action again Saturday, April 10, when they host Stanford. First serve at the LaNelle Robson Tennis Center will be at 1:00 p.m.
1. (21) Briaud/Veress (Cal) def. (48) O'Grady/Matalonga (UA) - 9-7
2. Kim/Andrus (UA) def. Browne/WongCal) - 8-5
3. Minato/Pettit (Cal) def. Lloyd/Warkentin (UA) - 9-8 (5)
1. (96) Matalonga (UA) def. (58) Veress (Cal) - 6-3, 6-1
2. Kim (UA) def. (118) Wong (Cal) - 4-6, 6-1, 6-3
3. Browne (Cal) O'Grady (UA) - 6-4, 1-6, 6-4
4. Lloyd (UA) def. Briaud (Cal) - 6-4, 6-4
5. Andrus (UA) def. Leivent (Cal) - 7-5, 6-3
6. Warkentin (UA) def. Pettit (Cal)- 6-2, 6-1