Arizona's Roger Matalonga Named Pac-10 Men's Tennis Player of the Week

March 27, 2006

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - ARIZONA senior Roger Matalonga has been named the Pac-10 Men's Tennis Player of the Week for Mar. 20 - 26 Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Matalonga, from Terrassa, Spain, helped the Wildcats defeat in-state rival, Arizona State, 6-1 last week. The senior won his doubles match at the No. 2 position with teammate Francois VanderMerwe to defeat Nick Hegarty and Ryan McBride, 8-4. He then got behind one set to Jonathan Kinsella in the No. 1 singles match, but was able to come back and take a close second set, 7-5, to the 85th-ranked singles player. Matalonga finished the match strongly, winning the third set 6-1 to improve his singles record to 8-5.

This is Matalonga's second Pac-10 Player of the Week honor and third weekly honor all-time for Arizona.

ALSO NOMINATED: Jamil Al-Agba, Jr., USC.

2006 PAC-10 MEN'S TENNIS PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 6- Roger Matalonga, Sr., ARIZ; Feb. 13- Conor Niland, Sr., CAL; Feb. 21- Jeff Groslimond, Sr., ARIZ; Feb. 27- Conor Niland, Sr., CAL; Mar. 13- Dejan Cvetkovic, So., USC; Mar. 20- Benjamin Kohlloeffel, Jr., UCLA; Mar. 27- Roger Matalonga, Sr., ARIZ.

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