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Men's Tennis Readies for Main Draw Action in Tulsa
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release:  10/02/2013
Tulsa, Okla. - The UCLA men's tennis team had a doubles team and a singles player qualify for the main draw at the ITA Men's All-American Championships on Wednesday, as qualifying concluded at the University of Tulsa's Michael D. Case Tennis Center.

Bruin senior Clay Thompson earned her spot in the main singles draw following a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Florida's Florent Diep. Next up is a meeting with Axel Alvarez of Oklahoma on Thursday. Also competing in the main draw on Thursday are Bruin players Dennis Mkrtchian, Mackenzie McDonald and Marcos Giron. Giron is the No. 5 overall seed and will face Lloyd Glasspool of Texas in Thursday's main draw. Mkrtchian received a tough opening match, as he drew top-seeded Mikelis Libietis of Tennessee in the opening round, while McDonald drew 12th-seeded Mitchell Frank of Virginia.

In doubles, Giron and McDonald played their way into the main draw following an 8-2 victory over Clemson's Hunter Harrington and Dominique Maden. They will meet eighth-seeded Harrison Adams and Shane Vinsant of Texas A&M in the main draw.

UCLA's complete results thus far from the tournament can be found below. For more information on the ITA Men's All-American Championships, click HERE.

ITA All-American Championships
Sep 28-Oct 6, 2013 at Tulsa, OK (Michael D. Case Tennis Center)

Singles competition
128   Arturs Kazijevs (SMU) def. Karue Sell (UCLA) 7-6 (8-6), 4-6, 6-3
128   Clay Thompson (UCLA) def. Nadin Indre (Western Michigan) 4-6, 6-4, 6-1
64   Clay Thompson (UCLA) def. Joe Salisbury (Memphis) 6-4, 6-4
32   Clay Thompson (UCLA) def. Florent Diep (Florida) 6-4, 6-4
Main Draw
64   Mikelis Libietis (Tennessee) vs. Dennis Mkrtchian (UCLA) -- no result
64   Mackenzie McDonald (UCLA) vs. Mitchell Frank (Virginia) -- no result
64   Marcos Giron (UCLA) vs. Lloyd Glasspool (Texas) -- no result
64   Clay Thompson (UCLA) vs. Axel Alvarez (Oklahoma) -- no result


Doubles competition
128   Marcos Giron/Mackenzie McDonald (UCLA) def. Carlos Bautista/Daniel Santos (Tulsa) 8-6
64   I. Gonzalez-Muniz/Oliver Pramming (South Florida) def. Dennis Mkrtchian/Clay Thompson (UCLA) 8-7 (7-5)
32   Marcos Giron/Mackenzie McDonald (UCLA) def. Maxx Lipman/Stephane Piro (Florida) 8-3
16   Marcos Giron/Mackenzie McDonald (UCLA) def. Hunter Harrington/Dominique Maden (Clemson) 8-2
Main Draw
32   Marcos Giron/Mackenzie McDonald (UCLA) vs. Harrison Adams/Shane Vinsant (Texas A&M) -- no result

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