By Steve Fanucchi
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Once again, the UA men's tennis team beat a nonconference opponent Ä San Diego State yesterday at Robson Tennis Center Ä this time by a score of 5-2.
The Wildcats are now at 7-14 (0-9 in the Pacific 10 Conference South), but take away their nine conference losses and they are 7-5.
The only singles loss came as a surprise to the Wildcats; the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's 35th-ranked singles player, Jan Anderson, was upset by No. 60 Christoph Numbers 6-3, 6-2. Anderson (24-15) has lost six out of his last seven dual matches.
In the middle of the second set, Anderson smashed a serve that was clearly that Numbers called out. The referee said he did not see the shot, which infuriated Anderson. After losing the game, he proceeded to throw his racket across the court, a stunt which cost him a game penalty.
After that, Anderson went downhill. He struggled to return serves, and soon, all of the momentum belonged to Numbers.
"Jan did not play bad, Numbers just played outstanding," Arizona head coach Bill Wright said.
The doubles tandem of Sten Sumberg and Chris Jenkins lost to the 18th-ranked doubles team of Numbers and Ryan Johnston 8-6.
"I returned well in doubles, never like that before," Jenkins said.
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