No. 3 UCLA Blanks Fresno State, 7-0

Feb. 2, 2013

LOS ANGELES - The No. 3 UCLA men's tennis team cruised to victory in a non-conference showdown with Fresno State on Saturday, registering a 7-0 win over the Bulldogs at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. With the win, the Bruins move to 4-0 on the season, while the Bulldogs see their record fall to 2-4 overall.

Sophomore Dennis Novikov played at the No. 1 position for the first time this season, downing Reid deLaubenfels, 6-2, 6-2. It was just one of six straight-set victories for the Bruins on the afternoon.

Playing back at court No. 6, redshirt freshman Ryoto Tachi got his first taste of dual-match action, notching a 6-4, 7-6(2) win over Fresno State's Sam MacNeil. Tachi joined the team in January of 2012 and redshirted the remainder of the spring season.

Other straight-set winners for UCLA on the day included Adrien Puget, Dennis Mkrtchian, Clay Thompson and Karue Sell.

UCLA is set to host three dual matches at the LATC next week beginning with San Diego on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. The Bruins will then on Stanford on Friday at 1:30 p.m. and Cal on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.

#3 UCLA 7, #70 Fresno State 0
Feb 02, 2013 at Los Angeles, CA (Los Angeles Tennis Center)

Doubles
1. Marcos Giron/Novikov (UCLA) vs. deLaubenfels/Papic (FSU) 6-4, unfinished
2. Puget/Sell (UCLA) def. Fritz/Kartik Nakireddi (FSU) 8-3
3. Mkrtchian/Thompson (UCLA) def. MacNeil/Quiroz (FSU) 8-4
UCLA Wins Doubles Point

Singles
1. Dennis Novikov (UCLA) def. Reid deLaubenfels (FSU) 6-2, 6-2
2. Adrien Puget (UCLA) def. Sai Kartik Nakireddi (FSU) 6-2, 6-4
3. #41 Dennis Mkrtchian (UCLA) def. Jeremy Quiroz (FSU) 6-2, 6-3
4. Clay Thompson (UCLA) def. Nikolas Papic (FSU) 6-2, 7-5
5. Karue Sell (UCLA) def. Felipe Fritz (FSU) 6-3, 6-1
6. Ryoto Tachi (UCLA) def. Sam MacNeil (FSU) 6-4, 7-6(2)

Match Notes
Fresno State 2-4; National ranking #70
UCLA 4-0; National ranking #3
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (3,5,1,4,2,6)

EVENT INFORMATION
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Friday, Feb 05
vs. San Diego
Los Angeles, CA
W, 7 - 0
Tuesday, Feb 09
at Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
L, 1 - 6
Friday, Feb 12
vs. Georgia
Charlottesville, VA
W, 4 - 3
Saturday, Feb 13
vs. Texas A&M
Charlottesville, VA
W, 4 - 2
Sunday, Feb 14
vs. North Carolina
Charlottesville, VA
L, 2 - 4
Saturday, Feb 20
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 7 - 0
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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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
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