March 28, 1998
TUCSON, Ariz. - In the final home match of the season for Arizona, the Wildcats could not find a way to stop California, as the Golden Bears rolled to a 5-2 victory today at the LaNelle Robson Tennis Center. At the No. 1 position Arizona senior Roland Kupka fell to Bobby Mahal of Cal by a score of 6-3, 6-5. At No. 2, Nathan Jackmon of California conquered UA senior Jerome Oliveri, 6-2, 6-1. Things turned around for the Wildcats at Nos. 3 and 4, as Arizona sophomore Michel Stopa outlasted Minh Le of Cal, 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 and UA senior Mike MacKay defeated Golden Bear Adrian Barnes, 6-2, 6-2. California stormed back in the last two positions as they clinched the victory. At No. 5, Kian Raiszadeh of Cal downed Wildcat junior Adnan Novo, 6-1, 6-4 and finally, at No. 6, Golden Bear David Sutton defeated Arizona freshman Mike Huss, 6-2, 6-4.
In doubles action, California claimed the point by winning two of three doubles matches. Jackmon and his partner Mahal rolled past Arizona's duo of Oliveri and Stopa at No. 1, by a score of 8-1. The Golden Bears also claimed victory at No. 2, where Le and Erik Dmytruk beat MacKay and Novo, 8-6. The lone doubles victory for the Cats came at No. 3, where Kupka and Huss defeated Barnes and Scott Kintz.
The Wildcats return to action next Friday, April 3, when travel to Seattle to take on the No. 27 ranked Huskies of Washington at 1:30 p.m. (PST).
ResultsTeam Score: California 5, Arizona 2
Singles 1. Bobby Mahal (CAL) def. Roland Kupka (UA) 6-3, 6-5 2. Nathan Jackmon (CAL) def. Jerome Oliveri (UA) 6-2, 6-1 3. Michel Stopa (UA) def. Minh Le (CAL) 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 4. Mike MacKay (UA) def. Adrian Barnes (CAL) 6-2, 6-2 5. Kian Raiszadeh (CAL) def. Adnan Novo (UA) 6-1, 6-4 6. David Sutton (CAL) def. Mike Huss (UA) 6-2, 6-4
Doubles (CAL wins double point) 1. Mahal/Jackmon (CAL) def. Oliveri/Stopa (UA) 8-1 2. Le/Eric Dmytruk (CAL) def. MacKay/Novo (UA) 8-6 3. Kupka/Huss (UA) def. Barnes/Kintz (CAL) 8-2
Records: California 11-2; 4-1 in Pac-10 Arizona 4-8; 1-6 in Pac 10