NCAA Mens Tennis

Cats Claim Third-Straight Win in 4-0 Victory Over Washington

Cats Claim Third-Straight Win in 4-0 Victory Over Washington

SEATTLE, Wash. – No. 10 Arizona swept the Washington Huskies Friday evening with a 4-0 win on the road to advance to 6-1 in conference play. 

The Wildcats (20-3, 6-1 Pac-12) took the doubles point in back-to-back victories over Washington (8-14, 2-6 Pac-12) on courts one and two. No. 29 Colton Smith and Jay Friend bested Dzianis Zharyn and Brett Pearson for a 6-3 win, followed by Herman Hoeyeraal and Eric Padgham with a 6-4 triumph over Cesar Bouchelaghem and Han-Chih Lin. 

After winning five of six first singles sets, Arizona clinched the match with three straight-set victories on courts one, six and five. 

No. 20 Smith struck first on court one, downing Bouchelaghem 6-4, 7-5, followed by senior Nick Lagaev on six with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Jim Hendrikx. Casper Christensen sealed the match on court five in an 11 point tiebreaker for a final score of 6-3, 7-6(9) over Washington’s Ivan Sodan. 

Arizona is headed to Eugene for their final regular season match up against No. 57 Oregon on Sunday, April 21 at 12:00 p.m. MST. 


#10 Arizona 4, Washington 0

Doubles Competition 

Order of finish: 1, 2

    1. #29 Colton Smith/Jay Friend def. Dzianis Zharyn/Brett Pearson 6-3 

    2. Herman Hoeyeraal/Eric Padgham def. Cesar Bouchelaghem/Han-Chih Lin 6-4

    3. Sasha Rozin/Gustaf Strom vs. Nedim Suko/Heman Nama 4-4, unfinished 

Singles Competition 

Order of finish: 1, 6, 5

    1. #20 Colton Smith def. Cesar Bouchelaghem 6-3, 7-5

    2. #30 Jay Friend vs. Dzianis Zharyn 3-6, 6-4, 3-2, unfinished

    3. #75 Gustaf Strom vs. Han-Chih Lin 6-4, 4-5, unfinished

    4. Herman Hoeyeraal vs. Nedim Suko 6-4, 6-6, unfinished

    5. Casper Christensen def. Ivan Sodan 6-3, 7-6 (9)  

    6. Nick Lagaev def. Jim Hendrikx 6-4, 6-4 


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