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‘Cats finish season strong

The Arizona men’s tennis team had lost nine in a row by a combined score of 44-16 heading into this past weekend — a fitting snapshot of an overall down season.  

Despite that, the Wildcats erased all of the negative memories and focused on their match against Boise State. The final regular-season game for star Andres Carrasco, along with three other seniors, would not go down as just another negative on a losing season. Without question, the struggles the team has faced this year proved to be a motivating factor in a victory over a team they had already defeated once this year.

“”The guys have dealt with a lot of adversity this year,”” said head coach Tad Berkowitz. “”I’m proud that they had a solid win to end the regular season.””

The No. 61 ranked Wildcats and No. 50 ranked Broncos started their match on Sunday with singles action. Boise State jumped to an early 1-0 lead when Wildcat senior Geoff Embry fell to Nathan Sereke. The team would not stay down for long, however, as Frank Chen, Mario Urquidi and freshman Giacomo Miccini won three matches in a row. After a loss by Andre Vidaller, the final singles match of the day came down to senior captain Andres Carrasco.

Carrasco won the 68th match of his career 6-4, 4-6, 7-5.

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