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Wildcats are 5-2 After ITA Kickoff Weekend

Jan 30, 2022

College Station, Texas - The No. 12 Arizona Wildcats came up short 1-4 against the No. 19 Texas A&M Aggies after a long day on the courts on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022. The Cats advanced to the ITA Kickoff Weekend championship match after defeating Texas Tech 4-1 the day before. 

No. 53 Herman Hoeyeraal and senior captain Jonas Ziverts were first off the court after they beat No. 35 Austin Abbrat and No. 115 Noah Schachter 6-2. But the Aggies ultimately secured the doubles point of the top 20 matchup. 

Carlos Hassey and Colton Smith battled it out to 4-6 against Matthis Ross and Pierce Rollins. Filip Malbasic and Jett Middleton were the last Cats on the court and fought hard against Giulio Perego and No. 74 Raphael Perot until they lost 5-7. 

Smith, a freshman, secured the first point for Arizona after he swept Perot 6-1, 6-3. Ziverts went back and forth with his opponent Schachter in three sets 3-6, 6-3, 2-6. Hoeyeraal battled Ross in two sets 2-6, 5-7. Hassey played hard against Guido Marson in two sets that both ended 4-6. 

The matchups between Gustaf Strom and Rollins (3-6, 7-6 (5-7), 1-1), and Malbasic Perego (6-2, 4-6, 1-5) were left unfinished. 

The Cats return to their home turf this weekend for two matchups: University of San Diego on Friday, Feb. 4 at 2 p.m. (MST) and NM State on Sunday, Feb. 6 at 10 a.m. (MST). 

Results
No. 12 Arizona 1, No. 19 Texas A&M 4 

Doubles competition
1. Herman Hoeyeraal/Jonas Ziverts (ARIZ) def. #35 Austin Abbrat/Noah Schachter (TAMU) 6-2
2. Matthis Ross/Pierce Rollins (TAMU) def. Carlos Hassey/Colton Smith (ARIZ) 6-4
3. Giulio Perego/Raphael Perot (TAMU) def. Filip Malbasic/Jett Middleton (ARIZ) 7-5

Order of finish: 1, 2, 3

Singles competition
1. No. 115 Noah Schachter (TAMU) def. Jonas Ziverts (ARIZ) 6-3, 3-6, 6-2
2. Pierce Rollins (TAMU) vs. Gustaf Strom (ARIZ) 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 1-1, unfinished 
3. Colton Smith (ARIZ) def. No. 74 Raphael Perot (TAMU) 6-1, 6-3
4. Matthis Ross (TAMU) def. No. 53 Herman Hoeyeraal (ARIZ) 6-2, 7-5
5. Guido Marson (TAMU) def. Carlos Hassey (ARIZ) 6-4, 6-4
6. Giulio Perego (TAMU) vs. Filip Malbasic (ARIZ) 2-6, 6-4, 5-1, unfinished

Order of finish: 3, 4, 5, 1