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Huskies Defeat Cats in Quarterfinals

Apr 21, 2022

Ojai, Calif. - No. 1 seed Arizona fell 4-2 to No. 8 Washington in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 Championship tournament. 

The Wildcats stumbled in doubles play against the Huskies. No. 48 doubles pair Jonas Ziverts and Herman Hoeyeraal fell 2-6 to the No. 33 doubles pair Jack Davis and Ewen Lumsden. Carlos Hassey and Gustaf Strom also lost 2-6 against Clement Chidekh and Nedim Suko. 

Freshman Colton Smith tied the match 1-1 after he swept Lumsden 6-0, 6-0. No. 51 Strom fell 1-6, 3-6 to No. 6 Chidekh at the first position, and No. 45 Ziverts lost 6-7(2), 4-6 to Davis. No. 100 Hoeyeraal defeated Han-Chih Lin in straight sets 6-2, 7-6(4). 

Nick Lagaev was the only Wildcat to break into three sets. His match against Suko was left unfinished in the third set (4-6, 6-3, 2-2). Hassey battled Cesar Bouchelaghem in a second set tiebreaker before ultimately falling 3-6, 6-7(4). 

The Cats ended their regular season with a program-high 20-6 overall and 7-1 record in Pac-12 play. They made history countless times this season after defeating Texas, Oklahoma, USC, Stanford and Cal, and winning their first-ever regular-season Pac-12 Championship. 

Arizona is finished in the Pac-12 Championship tournament and their NCAA fate will be determined during the team selection on Monday, May 2. 

Results
Singles
1. (#6) Clement Chidekh (UW) def. (#51) Gustaf Strom (Ariz) – 6-1, 6-3
2. Jack Davis (UW) def. (#45) Jonas Ziverts (Ariz) – 7-6 (2), 6-4
3. Colton Smith (Ariz) def. Ewen Lumsden (UW) – 6-0, 6-0
4. (#100) Herman Hoeyeraal (Ariz) def. Han-Chih Lin (UW) – 6-2, 7-6 (4)
5. Cesar Bouchelaghem (UW) def. Carlos Hassey (Ariz) – 6-3, 7-6 (4)
6. Nedim Suko (UW) vs. Nick Lagaev (Ariz) – 6-4, 3-6, 2-2, DNF
Order of Finish: 3, 1, 2, 4, 5
 
Doubles
1. (#33) Davis/Lumsden (UW) def. (#48) Hoeyeraal/Ziverts (Ariz) – 6-2
2. Chidekh/Suko (UW) def. Hassey/Strom (Ariz) – 6-2
3. Bouchelaghem/Wong (UW) vs. Malbasic/Smith (Ariz) – 3-4, DNF
Order of Finish: 1, 2