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Wildcats Fend Off No. 22 Waves for First Ranked Win

Feb 7, 2021

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TUCSON, Ariz. - No. 24 Arizona grabs a huge ranked win over No. 22 Pepperdine at home. A back and forth struggle resulted in a 5-2 victory for the Cats.

The Wildcats grabbed the doubles point again with ease before heading into a tough singles match-up. No. 54 Malbasic cleaned up quickly on court 4 as well as Nick Lagaev on court 6. Hassey and No. 105 Strom fought tooth and nail at the end of the match in two three-set matches, resulting in a gutsy wins for Hassey and Strom. 
The Wildcats move up to 5-1 on the season and 1-1 against ranked opponents. 

Results

Doubles
1. Middleton/Ziverts def. Oetzbach/Den Ouden 6-3
2. Reguant/Hassey vs. Summaria/Shelton 5-3
3. Malbasic/Strom def. Fellin/Jankowiak 6-2
Order of finish: 3, 1

Singles
1. Adrian Oetzbach def. No. 50 Jonas Ziverts 0-6, 6-4, 6-4
2. Guy Den Ouden def. Alejandro Reguant 7-6(3), 7-5
3. No. 105 Gustaf Strom def. No. 90 Corrado Summaria 6-2, 6-7(4), 6-2
4. No. 54 Filip Malbasic def. Robert Shelton 6-0, 7-5
5. Carlos Hassey def. Pietro Fellin 6-7(3), 6-2, 6-3
6. Nick Lagaev def. Pawel Jankowiak 6-3, 6-3
Order of finish: 4, 6, 1, 2, 5, 3