No. 23 Arizona Men's Tennis Falls to No. 10 Stanford, 6-1
April 10, 2004
STANFORD, Calif. - The Arizona men's tennis team fell to the No. 10-ranked Stanford Cardinal, 6-1, Saturday, April 10. Arizona lost all three doubles matches, while only winning one singles match. Arizona falls to 13-8 overall on the season and 2-4 in the Pac-10, while Stanford improves to 14-7 overall and 4-1 in the Pac-10.
In doubles competition, Arizona lost the doubles point as the Wildcats failed to win a doubles match. Competing in the No. 1 position for the Wildcats, the No. 48 team of junior Colin O'Grady and sophomore Roger Matalonga fell to Carter Morris and Sam Warburg in a closely contest match, 9-8 (5). On court two, senior Whi Kim and sophomore Daniel Andrus lost to Phil Sheng and KC Corkery, 8-4. Junior Paul Warkentin and sophomore Tim Mullane fell to James Wan and James Pade, 8-2.
Down 1-0 after the doubles point, Arizona came out and won three of the six first sets to get back in contention. Midway through the second set, however the match was delayed for 45 minutes as strong winds and a light rain delayed the match. At 4:10 p.m., the match started up again and from there the Cardinal came back and took over the match.
Arizona's lone point came on court six as Warkentin earned his seventh-straight win as he beat Chris Rasmussen, 7-5, 6-3.
After re-aggravating his sore groin, senior Tom Lloyd battled through his injury but ultimately fell to James Pade, 6-3, 6-2. O'Grady fell to No. 85-ranked James Wan on court three, 6-3, 6-4. On court five Andrus lost a heartbreaking third set to Carter Morris and the match, 7-5, 1-6, 7-5. On court one, No. 96-ranked Matalonga came up short on his quest to upend No. 11-ranked Warburg, losing 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. Kim fell to No. 110 Corkery on court two, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3.
Arizona will close out the regular season with as the team travels up I-10 to face the Arizona State Sun Devils. The match is scheduled for 12:00 p.m.
1. Morris/Warburg (Stan) def. O'Grady/Matalonga (UA) - 9-8 (5)
2. Sheng/Corkery (Stan) def. Kim/Andrus (UA) - 8-4
3. Wan/Pade (Stan) def. Warkentin/Mullane (UA) - 8-2
1. (11) Warburg (Stan) def (96) Matalonga (UA) - 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
2. (110) Corkery (Stan) def. Kim (UA) - 4-6, 6-1, 6-3
3. (85) Wan (Stan) def. O'Grady (UA) - 6-3, 6-4
4. Pade (Stan) def. Lloyd (UA) - 6-3, 6-2
5. Morris (Stan) def. Andrus (UA) - 7-5, 1-6, 7-5
6. Warkentin (UA) def. Rasmussan (Stan) - 7-5, 6-3
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