Men's Tennis
    No.6 Men's Tennis Defeats Arizona

    March 13, 1998

    TUCSON, Ariz. - Injuries forced the No. 4 and No. 6 players for Arizona to sit out of today's match as the Wildcats were defeated by USC, 5-2. At the No. 1 position, Arizona senior Roland Kupka (Fritzlar, Germany) was outlasted by USC's George Bastl, 6-1, 4-6, 6-2. At No. 2, the Trojans' Patrick Gottesleben defeated Arizona sophomore Michel Stopa (Paris, France), by a 6-3, 7-6 (4) count.

    The Wildcats claimed victories at the No. 3 single spot as senior Mike MacKay (Phoenix, Ariz.) defeated USC's Kyle Spencer, 6-3, 6-4 and at No. 4 where UA senior Jerome Oliveri (Fort-De-France, Martinique), survived a marathon with the Trojans' Roman Kukal, 7-6 (0), 2-6, 7-6 (3). At No. 5, Fernando Samayoa of USC claimed victory over Adnan Novo (Sarjevo, Bosnia) of Arizona by a score of 6-1, 6-4. The No. 6 position saw the first Pac-10 action for Arizona freshman Mike Huss (San Diego, Calif.) as he lost to Akram Zaman of USC, 6-0, 6-1.

    At doubles, USC claimed the point by winning the No. 1 and No. 3 positions. The lone Wildcat victory came at No. 2 doubles, as Jerome Oliveri and Michel Stopa defeated the Trojans' Patrick Gottesleben and Akram Zaman, 8-3.

    
    Results
    
    Singles
    1. George Bastl (USC) def. Roland Kupka (UA)        6-1, 4-6, 6-2 
    2. Patrick Gottesleben (USC) def. Michel Stopa (UA) 6-3, 7-6 (4) 
    3. Mike MacKay (UA) def. Kyle Spencer (USC)         6-3, 6-4 
    4. Jerome Oliveri (UA) def. Roman Kukal (USC)       7-6 (0), 2-6, 7-6 (3) 
    5. Fernando Samayoa (USC) def. Adnan Novo (UA)      6-1, 6-4 
    6. Akram Zaman (USC) def. Mike Huss (UA)            6-0, 6-1 
    
    Doubles (USC wins double point)
    1. Bastl/Spencer (USC) def. Kupka/MacKay (UA)       8-4 
    2. Oliveri/Stopa (UA) def. Zaman/Gottesleben (USC)  8-3 
    3. Samayoa/Kukal (USC) def. Huss/Novo (UA)          8-4 
    
    Records: Arizona 4-4; 1-3 in Pac 10, USC 11-2, 4-1 in Pac 10