Wildcats Win Against Rivals ASU
Tucson, Ariz. - No. 19 Arizona defeated No. 61 Arizona State 6-1 in today's rivalry match at home. This is the second win in a row against ASU.
The Cats started off strong after winning the doubles point. Jared Horwood and Colton Smith defeated Murphy Cassone and Jacob Bullard 6-2, and it was Jonas Ziverts and Herman Hoeyeraal who clinched the doubles point with their 6-3 win over Fabien Salle and Max McKennon.
Arizona dominated in singles play and all fives singles points were won in straight sets. No. 80 Hoeyeraal took the first point in singles after his well-served 6-2, 6-3 win against Jacob Bullard. Arizona's own Carlos Hassey grabbed the second singles point against Spencer Brachman winning 6-3 in the first set and shutting out his opponent 6-0 in the final set.
Freshman No. 103 Smith completed the match to 4-0 after two solid 6-4 sets against Max McKennon. No. 71 Ziverts defeated No. 87 Salle in straight sets winning a second-set tiebreak to prevent the decisive third set. The last point for the Wildcats came from Nick Lagaev who defeated George Stoupe 7-6(7-5), 6-2.
The Wildcats are back in action next weekend to host another two Pac-12 teams: No. 13 Stanford on Friday, April 1 at 2:30 p.m., and No. 27 California on Sunday, April 3 at noon.
#19 University of Arizona 6, #61 Arizona State 1
1. Jonas Ziverts (ARIZ) def. Fabien Salle (ASU) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)
2. Murphy Cassone (ASU) def. Gustaf Strom (ARIZ) 6-4, 6-4
3. Colton Smith (ARIZ) def. Max McKennon (ASU) 6-4, 6-4
4. Herman Hoeyeraal (ARIZ) def. Jacob Bullard (ASU) 6-2, 6-3
5. Nick Lagaev (ARIZ) def. George Stoupe (ASU) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2
6. Carlos Hassey (ARIZ) def. Spencer Brachman (ASU) 6-3, 6-0
Order of finish: 4, 6, 3, 1, 5, 2
1. Herman Hoeyeraal/Jonas Ziverts (ARIZ) def. Fabien Salle/Max McKennon (ASU) 6-3
2. Jared Horwood/Colton Smith (ARIZ) def. Murphy Cassone/Jacob Bullard (ASU) 6-2
3. Carlos Hassey/Gustaf Strom (ARIZ) vs. Christian Lerby/Nicola Cigna (ASU) 5-3, unfinished
Order of finish: 2, 1