March 22, 2004
TUCSON, Ariz. – The No. 25 Arizona men’s tennis team earned its 10th win of the season Sunday, March 21, with a 6-1 victory over the Clemson Tigers. Clemson won the doubles points, but then was swept in the singles.
The match that ended late Sunday concluded Clemson’s spring trip. The Tigers are now 16-7 for the season and will meet Virginia this Friday, March 26 at 5:00 PM the Hoke Sloan Courts in Clemson. It will be just Clemson’s second home match in the month of March.
Arizona dropped two of the three doubles points before storming back and producing six singles victories. Arizona improved to 10-6 with the win, while Clemson falls to 16-7. On court one, junior Colin O’Grady and sophomore Roger Matalonga of Arizona defeated the Clemson pair of Nathan Thompson and Jarmaine Jenkins, 8-4. Garon Sterijovski and Ryan Young were victorious for the Tigers at the number-three doubles, 9-8, to clinch the match.
In singles action, Arizona lost only one set in windy conditions on its way to winning all six singles matches. Andrus defeated Clemson’s Clement Reix on court five, 6-1, 6-1. With the overall match tied 1-1, Arizona quickly rattled off three wins. On court one, Matalonga defeated Thompson, 6-1, 7-5. On court six, Warkentin earned his 13th victory with a win over Young, 7-5, 6-0. Senior Tom Lloyd fell in the first set, 4-6, on court four before battling back in the second, 6-5. During the 12th game of the set, Clemson’s John Boetsch pulled his hamstring and was forced to retire from the match giving Lloyd the victory, 4-6, 6-5 def (inj). That clinched the match for the Wildcats.
Results: Arizona 6, Clemson 1
Doubles: 1. Matalonga/O’Grady (UA) def. Thompson/Jenkins (Clem) – 8-4 2. Boetsch/Reix (Clem) def. Warkentin/Andrus (UA) – 9-7 3. Sterijoviski/Young (Clem) def. Mullane/Kim (UA) – 9-8
Singles: 1. Matalonga (UA) def. Thompson (Clem) – 6-1, 7-5 2. Kim (UA) def. Jenkins (Clem) – 7-6, 7-6 3. O’Grady (UA) Sterijovski (Clem) – 7-5, 6-3 4. Lloyd (UA) def. Boetsch (Clem) – 4-6, 6-5 def (inj) 5. Andrus (UA) def. Reix (Clem) – 6-1, 6-1 6. Warkentin (UA) def. Young (Clem) – 7-5, 6-0
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