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    UA men’s tennis to stay focused

    With all but one win on its record, the No. 69 Arizona men’s tennis team will compete Sunday at the Robson Tennis Center against Minnesota at 10 a.m.

    Over the past five days, the Wildcats have worked on increasing their endurance.

    “”Our focus for the week was to play a lot of practice sets so we can continue our progress on becoming very match-tough during competition,”” UA head coach Tad Berkowitz said.

    When practice time is over and the match is on, the Wildcats’ goal will switch to raising their level of concentration.

    “”As a team, we need to just stay focused throughout the whole match,”” said freshman David Humphreys. “”And if we are ahead of our opponent, we need to stay on top of them and not back down.””

    The Wildcats have recently become a ranked team. For some, the status will boost self-confidence during the match. Others don’t feel it will make any difference.

    “”It won’t affect us at all,”” Berkowitz said. “”Each match brings a different challenge, no matter where (the opponent) is ranked.””

    The Arizona players have prepared themselves for battle, but they have a rational perspective as well.

    “”We believe we can beat anybody we step on the court against,”” Berkowitz said. “”We also believe that if we’re not prepared and ready, we can lose to anyone as well.””

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