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No. 2 Gators Blank Hogs, 7-0

BY ANDRES FOCIL
No. 2 Gators Blank Hogs, 7-0

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – With regular number one singles player Nathan Price out of Friday’s lineup, the No. 27 Razorbacks took on SEC foe and No. 2 ranked Florida Gators in Gainesville, Fla. The contest, which saw a five hour rain delay, gave the Hogs (10-5, 2-2 SEC) their fifth loss of the year and moved Florida to 12-2 and 3-0 in league play. The match also marked the Gators’ second consecutive shutout.

In doubles play, the adjusted lineup found Aleksey Bubis and Matt Roberts sliding into the number one slot where they would take on Hamid Mirzadeh and Chris McDonald. The Gator duo got the first of three 8-4 doubles wins for Florida. At number two, Eduardo Pacheco would team with Adrians Zguns in an 8-4 loss to the No. 41 team of Olivier Levant and Eleazar Magallan. The No. 32 doubles team of Matt Behrmann and Troy Hahn would down the team of Talley Parker and Rohan Gajjar, 8-4, at three doubles.

At number six, Parker would be playing his first dual match of the year, falling to Trey Johnson 6-0, 6-0. Hahn would bring the Gators closer to the win when he defeated Zguns at the number three slot, 6-1, 6-1. At number two, Pacheco would face off against the top freshman in the league, Janne Holmia, falling 6-1, 6-2, to guarantee Florida the dual match. Court five saw Magallan knock off Matt Roberts in straight sets, 6-2, 6-4. At the number one position, Mirzadeh defeated Bubis in a 7-5, 6-4 contest. Making the clean sweep would be Behrmann when he defeated Rohan Gajjar at four in two extended sets, 7-6(5), 7-5.

The Hogs continue their weekend conference road swing when they face the South Carolina Gamecocks on Sunday in a 1 p.m. EDT start.

No. 2 Florida 7, No. 27 Arkansas 0
March 7, 2003 – Gainesville, Fla.
Doubles
No. 1 Hamid Mirzadeh/Chris McDonald (UF) def. Aleksey Bubis/Matt Roberts, 8-4
No. 2 #41 Olivier Levant/Eleazar Magallan (UF) def. Eduardo Pacheco/Adrians Zguns, 8-4
No. 3 #32 Matt Behrmann/Troy Hahn (UF) def. Talley Parker/Rohan Gajjar, 8-4

Singles
No. 1 #92 Hamid Mirzadeh (UF) vs. Aleksey Bubis, 7-5, 6-4
No. 2 #12 Janne Holmia (UF) def. Eduardo Pacheco, 6-1, 6-2
No. 3 Troy Hahn (UF) def. Adrians Zguns, 6-1, 6-1
No. 4 Matt Behrmann (UF) def. Rohan Gajjar, 7-6 (5), 7-5
No. 5 Eleazar Magallan (UF) def. Matt Roberts, 6-2, 6-4
No. 6 Trey Johnson (UF) def. Talley Parker, 6-0, 6-0



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