NCAA Mens Tennis

Cats Wrap Up Second Day at Wildcat Invite, USC +1

Cats Wrap Up Second Day at Wildcat Invite, USC +1

TUCSON – Arizona men’s tennis continued action at the Wildcat Invite and USC +1 on Saturday, tallying eight wins between the two tournaments.

At the USC +1, Jay Friend and Nick Lagaev defeated No. 47 Alex Kiefer and Jeffrey von der Schulenberg (UVA), 8-5, to open the day of competition for the Cats.

No. 87 Friend additionally charted a singles victory over No. 37 Ronald Hohmann of Michigan State, 6-2, 6-2, for his second singles win of the weekend.

Inaki Cabrera-Bello took down 59th-ranked Casey Hoole (USC), 6-3, 1-6, 7-5, and 92nd-ranked Lagaev got a top-50 win with a 6-2, 6-3 defeat of NC State’s No. 48 Luca Staeheli. 

No. 50 Gustaf Strom defeated Matthew Thomson (Wake Forest) 7-5, 6-1 to round out the day’s wins in Columbia.

At the Wildcat Invite, Dominique Rolland and Eric Padgham defeated Leon Roider and Pablo Gomez Galvan (Gonzaga) 6-4 to clinch a spot in the Wilma draw final on Sunday morning. 

Casper Christensen and Sasha Rozin got a 6-3 win over Maciej Ziomber and Maikel de Boes of NAU to send them to finals of the consolation Wilbur bracket Sunday.

Rozin’s 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 singles win over de Boes (NAU) earned him a spot in the Red draw final set for Sunday.

Wildcat Invite

Sunday, Sept. 17 Morning Matches

8:00 a.m. (MST) – Rolland/Padgham (Doubles) vs. Ryoma Matsushita/Avery Tallakson (UNM)

8:00 a.m. (MST) – Christensen/Rozin (Doubles) vs. Georgio Samaha/Nicolas Recoura (UNM)

8:45 a.m. (MST) – Rozin vs. Arthur Bellegy (UNM)

10:15 a.m. (MST) – Padgham vs. Gus Krauel (Gonzaga)

USC +1 

Sunday, Sept. 17 Morning Matches

6:00 a.m. (MST) – Friend/Lagaev (Doubles) vs. #7 Filippo Moroni/Matthew Thomson (Wake Forest)

Time TBA – Cabrera-Bello vs. #93 Karl Poling (UNC)

Time TBA – #87 Friend vs. #106 Anuj Watane (UNC)

Time TBA – #50 Strom vs. Connor Krug (Duke)

Time TBA – #92 Lagaev vs. #64 Andrew Zhang (Duke)

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