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Men's Tennis
No. 14 Sun Devils Drop Rival Arizona
Courtesy: Sun Devil Athletics
Release: 06/21/1999
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April 17, 1999

TUCSON, Ariz. - The University of Arizona men's tennis team fell to 14th-ranked Arizona State Saturday at the LaNelle Robson Tennis Center. The Sun Devils improve to 13-5 overall while the Wildcats drop to 7-12 on the season.

The lone Arizona win came from senior Adnan Novo at the No. 1 singles position where he defeated Jeff Williams 6-3, 6-4.

Arizona State's Gustavo Maraccio defeated Wildcat junior Jean-Noel LaCoste at the No. 2 position 6-4, 6-1. Senior Pascal Salasca lost to Alex Osterrieth 6-4, 6-3 at the three spot, while Arizona junior Michel Stopa was defeated by Ed Carter at the No. 4 position 2-6, 6-1, 6-1. At the five spot, Sun Devile David Klinger beat Wildcat freshman Caleb Marquardt 7-6, 3-6, 6-3. Junior Alex Brown fell to Tim Hammond 6-3, 6-3 at the No. 6 position.

The Sun Devils claimed the doubles point by winning two doubles matches. Brown and Stopa lost to Maraccio and Osterrieth at the two position 8-5. Sophomore Brian Jackson and Novo were defeated by Hammond and Casey Was 8-5 at the No. 3 spot.

Arizona's LaCoste and Salasca defeated Williams and Carter at the No. 1 doubles spot 8-5.

Team Score: ASU 6, Arizona 1

Singles

1.  Novo (UA) def. Williams (ASU)        6-3, 6-4
2.  Maraccio (ASU) def. LaCoste (UA)     6-4, 6-1
3.  Osterrieth (ASU) def. Salasca (UA)   6-4, 6-3
4.  Carter (ASU) def. Stopa (UA)         2-6, 6-1, 6-1
5.  Klinger (ASU) def. Marquardt (UA)    7-6, 3-6, 6-3
6.  Hammond (ASU) def. Brown (UA)        6-3, 6-3

Doubles

1.  LaCoste/Salasca (UA) def. Williams/Carter (ASU)   8-5
2.  Maraccio/Osterrieth (ASU) def. Brown/Stopa (UA)   8-5
3.  Hammond/Was (ASU) def. Jackson/Novo (UA)          8-2

Records: Arizona 7-12 overall; ASU, 12-5

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