M Tennis Dominates in Season Opener

Jan. 24, 2010

TUCSON - The No. 24 University of Arizona men's tennis team swept the Montana State Bobcats 7-0 at home to clinch their first win of the 2010 season at the LaNelle Robson Tennis Center. 


The Wildcats (1-0, 0-0 Pac-10) got off to a strong start, topping the Bobcats (0-2, 0-1 Big Sky) in all three double matches and all six singles matches.


'I thought the guys did a great job competing today,' head coach Tad Berkowitz said.  'It's the first match of the year.  It was good for us to get the kinks out and kind of get the rust off a little bit.  We accomplished exactly what we wanted to today.'


In the No. 1 doubles match, senior Pat Metham teamed with junior Borja Malo to defeat Bobcat duo Corey Smith and Pawel Turzanksi, 8-6. 


Wildcat duo Ravid Hazi and Geoff Embry took down Fletcher Keyes and Alberto Fuentes 8-5 and junior Andres Carrasco and senior Andres Arango had no problem with Bobcat duo Esteban Ferrero and Myles Perkins topping them 8-2.


In singles action, sophomore Jason Zafiros picked up his first career win in the No. 1 position by defeating Turzanski 6-2, 6-3.


In the No. 2 position, Carrasco downed Keyes 6-3, 6-1 to clinch the match win while Arango took down Fuentes 6-3, 6-0 in the No. 3 spot.


University of Georgia transfer Malo picked up his first singles match win as a Wildcat by downing Ferrero 6-1, 6-2 in the No.4 position.


In other singles action, Embry defeated Perkins 6-3, 6-1, while Metham swept Staszcuk 6-0, 6-0.


Up next, the Wildcats will travel to the ITA National Indoors in Tuscaloosa, Ala. on Saturday, Jan. 30 at 2:00 p.m. MST where they will face the No. 18 University of Alabama.


University of Arizona vs. Montana State University Results



Arizona                        Montana State              Results

1.) Metham      vs.        Smith                            8-6

     Malo                       Turzanski

2.) Hazi            vs.        Keyes                          8-5

     Embry                     Fuentes

3.) Carrasco     vs.        Ferrero                         8-2

     Arango                    Perkins



Arizona                        Montana State              Results

1.) J. Zafiros     vs.       P. Turzanski                 6-2, 6-3

2.) A. Carrasco vs.       F. Keyes                      6-3, 6-1*

3.) A. Arango   vs.       A. Fuentes                    6-3, 6-0

4.) B. Malo      vs.       E. Ferrero                    6-1, 6-2

5.) G. Embry    vs.       M. Perkins                   6-3, 6-1

6.) P. Metham  vs.       J. Staszcuk                   6-0, 6-0


Order: 6, 5, 2, 3, 4, 1

* Clinched win


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