Men's Tennis Claws Past Bears
Match Score: Arizona 5, California 2
TUCSON, Ariz. Arizona freshman Tom Lloyd outlasted California's Scott Kintz, 1-6, 6-4, 6-2, in helping lead the 71st-ranked Wildcats to a 5-2 upset victory over the 35th-ranked Golden Bears Friday at the LaNelle Robson Tennis Center. With the win, UA snapped a four-match losing skid and improved to 9-9 overall and 2-4 in Pac-10, while the Bears fell to 11-7 overall and 1-5 in Pac-10.
Arizona recorded its first point capturing two of the three doubles contests. At the No. 2 doubles spot the duo of senior Alex Brown and junior Brian Jackson defeated 52nd-ranked Robert Kowalczyk and Ben Miles, 8-4, clinching the doubles point.
Arizona's second match point came in singles play from sophomore Caleb Marquardt who defeated David Tzou, 6-3, 6-0, at the No. 6 spot, while at the top spot junior Alex Aybar defeated John Paul Fruttero, 6-3, 6-4, pushing the Cats lead to, 3-0.
The Golden Bears earned their first point of the match at the No. 2 spot when senior Jean-Noel LaCoste fell to 75th-ranked Erik Dmytruk, 6-4, 7-6(3).
The Wildcats return to action when they play host to No. 1 Stanford Saturday at noon at the LaNelle Robson Tennis Center.
No. 1 Alex Aybar (UA) def. John Paul Fruttero (California) 6-3, 6-4
No. 2 (75)Erik Dmytruk (California) def. Jean-Noel LaCoste (UA) 6-4, 7-6(3)
No. 3 Michel Stopa (UA) def. Adrian Barnes (California) 6-1, 4-6, 3-2 RET
No. 4 Robert Kowalczyk (California) def. Alex Brown (UA) 6-7(2), 6-4, 7-5
No. 5 Tom Lloyd (UA) def. Scott Kintz (California) 1-6, 6-4, 6-4
No. 6 Caleb Marquardt (UA) def. David Tzou (California) 6-3, 6-0
No. 1 (22) Dmytruk/Kintz (California) def. LaCoste/Stopa (UA) 8-2
No. 2 Brown/Lloyd (UA) def. (52) Kowalczyk/Ben Miles (California) 8-4
No. 3 Aybar/Brian Jackson (UA) def. Tzou/ Fruttero (California) 8-4