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Wildcats Knock Off Another Top 20 Team

Mar 4, 2022

Tucson, Ariz. - No. 28 Arizona made history today after defeating No. 16 Oklahoma for the first time ever. Despite the wild winds, the Cats walked away with a 4-3 win over the Sooners. 

The Wildcats took the doubles point after No. 71 Colton Smith and Jared Horwood clinched with a 6-4 victory against No. 29 Mason Beiler and Nathan Han at three doubles. Carlos Hassey and Gustaf Strom finished first at two doubles with a 6-1 win over No. 88 Mark Mandlik and Baptiste Anselmo. 

Smith secured the first singles point for the Cats after defeating No. 70 Jordan Hasson in three sets 6-2, 3-6, 6-2. Nick Lagaev took the second singles point for Arizona after a 7-5, 6-4 win over Welsh Hotard. Lagaev was the only Wildcat to win in two straight sets. Senior captain No. 102 Jonas Ziverts clinched his match 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 against No. 29 Mason Beiler to finalize the win for Arizona. 

This was a huge win for Arizona after stumbling in Alabama at the Blue Gray Tennis Classic. Arizona remains undefeated at home and is now 13-4 heading into next week's huge match at home against No. 4 Baylor next Friday, March 11 at 2 p.m.

Then the Cats head to California to commence conference play against UCLA on March 18 and USC on March 20. 


Arizona 4, Oklahoma 3

Singles competition
1. Alex Martinez (OU) def. Gustaf Strom (ARIZ) 6-1, 6-4
2. Jonas Ziverts (ARIZ) def. Mason Beiler (OU) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
3. Colton Smith (ARIZ) def. Jordan Hasson (OU) 6-2, 3-6, 6-2
4. Mark Mandlik (OU) def. Filip Malbasic (ARIZ) 7-6 (7-3), 6-4
5. Mark Mandlik (OU) def. Justin Schlageter (ARIZ) 1-6, 6-3, 6-3
6. Nick Lagaev (ARIZ) def. Welsh Hotard (OU) 7-5, 6-4
Order of finish: 1, 3, 5 6, 4, 2

Doubles competition
1. Alex Martinez/Welsh Hotard (OU) def. Filip Malbasic/Jonas Ziverts (ARIZ) 6-3
2. Carlos Hassey/Gustaf Strom (ARIZ) def. Mark Mandlik/Baptiste Anselmo (OU) 6-1
3. Colton Smith/Jared Horwood (ARIZ) def. Mason Beiler/Nathan Han (OU) 6-4
Order of finish: 2, 1, 3