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

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.

Isabella Hulsizer is a junior at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, studying broadcast journalism with a minor in political science. Hulsizer teaches a class on college readiness at Arizona State University. She has always had a passion for journalism, stemming from her love of making others feel heard.Hulsizer is a Chandler native with tons of pride for all Arizona sports, despite their track record.In her free time, she enjoys hiking, discovering new music, and testing out new coffee shops. She loves all things glitter, and has no shame advocating for the Oxford comma.