Tennis' Matalonga, Andrus take doubles title in Texas

Arizona Daily Wildcat
Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Arizona men's tennis seniors Roger Matalonga and Daniel Andrus came out on top at the Midland Invitational in Midland, Texas, on Sunday, winning four matches to take the doubles title.

The duo, ranked No. 31 in the nation, defeated UCLA's Aaron Yovan and Chris Surapol in the finals 8-3.

Matalonga and Andrus met Rice's No. 21 team of Robert Searle and Ben Harknett in the semifinals, winning 9-8, after advancing against pairs from Baylor and Duke.

"It was a great effort to beat four quality teams," said Arizona assistant coach Cory Hubbard in a press release. "This is a great achievement for the guys and for our program to gain some national recognition."

The Wildcats next compete in the ITA Regionals in Malibu, Calif. The qualifying round begins tomorrow.

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