No. 10 UCLA Suffers 4-3 Upset at Arizona

April 11, 2010

Tucson, Ariz. - The No. 10 UCLA men's tennis team suffered a 4-3 upset to Arizona on Sunday in a Pac-10 Conference match at the LaNelle Robson Tennis Center in Tucson. With the loss, the Bruins fall to 13-6 overall and 3-2 in the Pac-10. The Wildcats, who notch their first-ever win over UCLA, improve to 13-9 and 2-4 in conference play.

After winning the doubles point, Arizona moved out to a 2-0 lead when Borja Malo downed Alex Brigham, 6-3, 6-4 at court No. 6. UCLA, however, would even things up at 2-2 following a pair of straight-set wins by Holden Seguso and Nick Meister at court Nos. 4 and 1, respectively.

Arizona's Jay Goldman, who lost the first set 6-1 to Bruin senior Matt Brooklyn at court No. 2, fought back for a three-set victory to pull the Wildcats within a point of winning the match. Goldman's win set the stage for Ravid Hazi to clinch the win at court No. 5, as his 6-7(8), 6-1, 6-4 victory over Maxime Tabatruong gave Arizona a 4-2 lead and its first-ever win over UCLA.

In the final match of the day, Amit Inbar beat Jason Zafiros, 5-7, 6-3, 7-5 at court No. 2 to give UCLA its third point of the afternoon.

Things don't get any easier for the Bruins next week, as they travel to No. 3 USC on Friday at 3:00 p.m.

#35 Arizona 4, #10 UCLA 3
Apr 11, 2010 at Tucson, AZ (LaNelle Robson Tennis Center)

Doubles
1. #41 Inbar/Meister (UCLA) def. Hazi/Malo (ARIZ) 8-3
2. Embry/Zafiros (ARIZ) def. Haythem Abid/Seguso (UCLA) 8-6
3. Arango/Goldman (ARIZ) def. Brooklyn/Kallim Stewart (UCLA) 8-6
Arizona Wins Doubles Point

Singles
1. #89 Nick Meister (UCLA) def. #90 Andres Arango (ARIZ) 6-3, 7-6(4)
2. Jay Goldman (ARIZ) def. #52 Matt Brooklyn (UCLA) 1-6, 6-2, 6-3
3. #102 Amit Inbar (UCLA) def. Jason Zafiros (ARIZ) 5-7, 6-3, 7-5
4. Holden Seguso (UCLA) def. Geoff Embry (ARIZ) 6-3, 6-4
5. Ravid Hazi (ARIZ) def. Maxime Tabatruong (UCLA) 6-7(8), 6-1, 6-4
6. Borja Malo (ARIZ) def. Alex Brigham (UCLA) 6-3, 6-4

Match Notes
UCLA 13-6; 3-2 Pac-10; National ranking #10
Arizona 13-9; 2-4 Pac-10; National ranking #35
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (6,4,1,2,5,3)

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