NCAA Mens Tennis

Wildcats Sweep Broncos in First NCAA Round

Wildcats Sweep Broncos in First NCAA Round

TUCSON, Ariz. – #15 Arizona swept #63 Boise State 4-0 in the first round of the NCAA tournament at LaNelle Robson Tennis Center on Friday, May 5 in front of a packed crowd.

The ‘Cats started off strong with a doubles point capture by courts one and three. Arizona tandem #70 Jonas Ziverts and Jay Friend defeated Simon Arca Costas and Michael Bott 6-2 at one doubles then Gustaf Strom and Eric Padgham clinched the point 6-2 at three doubles against Sam Sippel and Jan Lucca Marquardt. 

In singles play, the Wildcats won three straight set matches to complete the Broncos sweep and advance to round two of the tournament. Freshman Friend defeated Chin 6-1 in both sets at five singles then Wildcat junior Hoeyeraal extended Arizona’s lead after his 6-2, 6-1 win over James Van Herzeele. Arizona’s Smith, a sophomore, clinched the victory for the ‘Cats at the No. 1 spot, defeating Costas 6-4, 6-2 to give the Bronco his first loss of the enitre season. 

Arizona takes on Oklahoma State in the second round tomorrow afternoon at 1 p.m. at LaNelle Robson.  

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