Bruins Trounce Wildcats, 7-0

April 7, 2007

LOS ANGELES - The No. 10 UCLA men's tennis team posted its ninth shutout of the season on Saturday, downing the visiting Arizona Wildcats, 7-0 at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. The Bruins, who improve to 60-0 all time against the Wildcats, move their record to 15-3 overall and 4-0 in the Pac-10. With the loss, Arizona falls to 5-14 and 0-4 in the conference.

After claiming the doubles point by sweeping all three courts, the Bruins posted six consecutive singles victories, five of which in straight sets. Bruin senior Benjamin Kohlloeffel reached a career milestone on Saturday, as he tied Tobias Clemens (2001-04) for the school record in singles victories at the No. 1 position with 51. Kohlloeffel, who was a 6-1, 6-2 winner over 89th-ranked Claudio Christen, also registered his 117th career singles win, putting him just two behind the school record of 119, also set by Clemens.

Joining Kohlloeffel with wins on the top three courts were 38th-ranked Haythem Abid and 53rd-ranked Chris Surapol. Abid dispatched of Bruno Alcala, 6-2, 6-4, while Surapol downed Jason Labrosse, 6-2, 6-2. With the match already decided, UCLA's Mathieu Dehaine (court #4), Michael Look (court #5) and Jeremy Drean (court #6) were all victorious.

UCLA hosts San Diego State this Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. That match was originally scheduled for Jan. 30 but was postponed due to rain.

Doubles

Pos.OpponentsScore
1.(12) Philipp Gruendler /Kohlloeffel (UCLA) def. Christen/J. Labrosse (UA)8-5
2.Abid/Surapol (UCLA) def. Alcala/Hezi (UA)8-4
3.Dehaine/Drean (UCLA) def. Francois VanderMerwe/Zimmer (UA)8-7(3)
UCLA Wins Doubles Point

Singles

Pos.OpponentsScore
1.(4) Benjamin Kohlloeffel (UCLA) def. (83) Claudio Christen (UA)6-1, 6-2
2.(38) Haythem Abid (UCLA) def. Bruno Alcala (UA)6-2, 6-4
3.(53) Chris Surapol (UCLA) def. Jason Labrosse (UA)6-2, 6-2
4.Mathieu Dehaine (UCLA) def. Ravid Hezi (UA)7-5, 6-2
5.Michael Look (UCLA) def. Peter Zimmer (UA)6-2, 4-6, 6-2
6.Jeremy Drean (UCLA) def. Alex Labrosse (UA)6-7(2), 6-0, (10-2)
* Denotes Clinching Match - Singles Order of Finish: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 5

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Saturday, Feb 27
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
W, 4 - 3
Tuesday, Mar 01
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 2
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vs. Pacific Coast ...
La Jolla, CA
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Thursday, Mar 10
vs. BYU
Los Angeles, CA
W, 7 - 0
Tuesday, Mar 22
at UNLV
Las Vegas, NV
W, 6 - 1
Friday, Mar 25
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 4 - 1
Sunday, Mar 27
at Washington
Seattle, WA
W, 4 - 0
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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