Top-seeded Matkowski/Rojer Upset at NCAAs

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


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Friday, Apr 01
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 1
Saturday, Apr 02
vs. California
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 2
Friday, Apr 08
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 4 - 0
Sunday, Apr 10
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 4 - 0
Thursday, Apr 14
vs. UC San Diego
Los Angeles, CA
W, 7 - 0
Sunday, Apr 17
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 2
Friday, Apr 22
vs. Stanford
Ojai, CA
W, 4 - 1
Saturday, Apr 23
vs. California
Ojai, CA
W, 4 - 1
Friday, May 13
vs. Weber State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 0
Saturday, May 14
vs. San Diego
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 0
Friday, May 20
vs. Stanford
Tulsa, OK
W, 4 - 2
Sunday, May 22
vs. Oklahoma
Tulsa, OK
L, 3 - 4
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