May 23, 2002
College Station, Texas - Three UCLA men's tennis players dropped singles matches Thursday in the second round of play at the NCAA Men's Tennis Championships at Texas A&M University. In addition, the Bruins' top-seeded duo of Marcin Matkowski / Jean-Julien Rojer was upset in the first round of doubles play.
UCLA's Tobias Clemens, a 9-16 seed in the Championships, was upset Thursday by UNLV's Thomas Schneiter, 6-4, 6-3. Bruin junior Rodrigo Grilli also fell in straight sets, losing to Cal's (9-16) John Paul Fruttero, 6-2, 7-5. Matkowski won the first set in his match against San Diego State's Olivier Maiberger, but ended up falling in three, 5-7, 6-4, 7-5.
UCLA now turns its attention to the doubles draw, where one Bruin team is still alive. Clemens and Lassi Ketola won their first round match Thursday, upsetting 5-8 seeded Johan Brunstrom/Eric Cohn of SMU, 4-6, 7-6(6), 6-3. They move on to face Furman's James Cameron/John Chesworth in Friday's round of 16.
Top-seeded Matkowski/Rojer were upset by Tulane's Michael Kogan/Victor Romero, 6-7(2), 6-3, 6-4.
A complete tournament schedule, results, live scoring and draws can be accessed at Texas A&M's NCAA Tennis page located at: www.sports.tamu.edu/ncaatennis
Second Round Singles
Olivier Maiberger (SDSU) def. Marcin Matkowski (UCLA) 5-7, 6-4, 7-5
Thomas Schneiter (UNLV) def. (9-16) Tobias Clemens (UCLA) 6-4, 6-3
(9-16) John Paul Fruttero (Cal) def. Rodrigo Grilli (UCLA) 6-2, 7-5
First Round Doubles
Kogan/Romero (Tulane) def. (1) Matkowski/Rojer (UCLA) 6-7(2), 6-3, 6-4
Clemens/Ketola (UCLA) def. Brunstrom/Cohn (SMU) 4-6, 7-6(6), 6-3