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Six Cats Represent at Southwest Regionals

Oct 19, 2022

TUCSON, Ariz. - The Wildcats are sending Nick Lagaev, Gustaf Strom, Herman Hoeyeraal, Colton Smith, Dominique Rolland and Jay Friend to represent Arizona at the ITA Southwest Regionals in Malibu, Calif. The tournament will be hosted at Pepperdine University from Oct. 20-24. 

All six players will participate in doubles and singles competitions. Three of the Cats are ranked in the ITA top 100 preseason polls: No. 46 Strom, No. 77 Hoeyeraal and No. 86 Smith. It will be Lagaev's third appearance in the tournament, the second for Hoeyeraal and Smith and the first ever appearance for Strom, as well as freshmen Rolland and Friend. Five Wildcats are seeded in the top 25: Strom [8], Hoeyeraal [12], Smith [13], Lagaev [17] and Friend [21]. 

Rolland will compete in the singles round of 128 against Toky Nicolas Ranaivo (LMU) on Thursday, Oct. 20 and the rest of the Cats received a bye until the round of 64 on Friday, Oct. 21. As for doubles, Hoeyeraal/Strom [6] and Smtih/Lagaev [11] will compete on Friday after receiving a first round bye, and Rolland/Friend compete in the doubles round of 64 on Thursday at 9 a.m. 

Live streams will be available for the top six courts throughout the entire tournament. Live scores will be available for the top six courts beginning at the quarterfinals on Saturday, Oct. 22. 

Schedule (MST)
Thursday, Oct. 20 

  • 9 a.m. - Rolland/Friend vs. Lan/Rodriguez (UCSB)
  • 10:30 a.m. - Rolland vs. Toky Nicolas Ranaivo (LMU)

Friday, Oct. 21 at 1:30 p.m.

  • 9 a.m. - Hoeyeraal/Strom [6] vs. TBD 
  • 9 a.m. - Smith/Lagaev [11] vs. TBD
  • 1:30 p.m. - Smith [13] vs. TBD
  • 1:30 p.m. - Friend [21] vs. TBD
  • 1:30 p.m. - Strom [8] vs. TBD 
  • 1:30 p.m. - Hoeyeraal [12] vs. TBD