Arizona Men's Tennis Ranked No. 23 In Final Poll

June 9, 2004

TUCSON, Ariz. - The Arizona men's tennis team received its final rankings for its successful 2003-04 season, when the team finished with a national ranking of No. 23 as administered by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. Arizona also earned the No. 4-ranking in the Region VIII (West) rankings. One individual and one doubles team also garnered national and regional rankings.

As a team, the Wildcats finished the season with a final ranking of No. 23. Arizona's top-25 ranking was one of four garnered by the Pac-10, with UCLA leading the Pac with its No. 3 ranking. Arizona completed the season with an overall record of 15-9 and a 3-4 mark in Pac-10 competition. In Region VIII (West), the Wildcats finished in the No. 4 spot.

Individually, sophomore Roger Matalonga enjoyed one of the most successful seasons in recent history, earning a 24-11 overall record and a 7-7 Pac-10 mark. Matalonga finished the season with the No. 64-ranking, which ties his personal best from the March 22 ranking. Regionally, Matalonga finished in the No. 14 position.

Matalonga finds himself ranked for a fifth and sixth time along with partner junior Colin O'Grady. The duo finished the season 18-11, which included a trip to the NCAA Doubles Championships, where the pair advanced to the round of 16. The pair earned the No. 22-National ranking, while being tied for the No. 5 spot along with Vlaski and Chu of Washington.

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