/ Modified apr 29, 2024 12:09 p.m.

University of Arizona men’s tennis team wins first ever Pac-12 Tournament Championship

The Wildcats took on the Stanford Cardinals in Ojai, California, in a match that ended 4-0.

UA Men's Tennis wins Pac 12 title Clancy Shields, head coach, Alex Free, associate head coach, Mateus Ceolin, assistant coach, Colton Smith, Nick Lagaev, Gustaf Strom, Eric Padgham, Casper Christensen, Sasha Rozin, Jay Friend, Iñaki Cabrera-Bello, Herman Hoeyeraal - OJAI, CALIF. -- Men’s tennis vs. Stanford in the Pac-12 Championship match at Libbey Park. April 27, 2024.
Pac-12 Conference

The University of Arizona men’s tennis team won its first ever Pac-12 Tournament Championship on Saturday. The Wildcats took on the Stanford Cardinals in Ojai, California, in a match that ended 4-0.

The win also marks the first time a team other than USC and UCLA won the Pac-12 tournament.

In an interview posted on the University of Arizona tennis social media, Coach Clancy Shields praised player Nick Lagaev and the team after the win.

“This team has worked their butts off all season. They've earned this moment and I couldn’t be proud of this guy. In all honesty, tonight is more than just about winning a championship. It's an end of an era and we're going out on top.”

With the victory, the Wildcats now wait for the NCAA tournament selection show on Monday.

This story was produced by KJZZ, the public radio station in Phoenix, Arizona.
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