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Karue Sell and the Bruins are headed to Athens, Ga. for the NCAA Championships (Photo: Scott Chandler)
UCLA Men's Tennis Headed to Georgia for NCAA Round of 16
By: UCLA Athletics
LOS ANGELES - The sixth-seeded UCLA men's tennis team shutout San Diego, 4-0 on Sunday afternoon in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, propelling the Bruins into next week's NCAA Round of 16 in Athens, Ga. UCLA (24-3) will now meet unseeded Tennessee on Friday at 4:00 p.m. (PST) at Georgia's Dan Magill Tennis Complex. The Volunteers advanced following a 4-2 upset of 11th-seeded Duke on Sunday.

UCLA (24-3) controlled all facets of Sunday's match, taking a pair of 8-3 wins at court Nos. 1 and 2 in doubles to claim the one point awarded for doubles play.

The Bruins then went on to win five of six first sets in singles action to keep the momentum going. After teaming with Adrien Puget to win in doubles, sophomore Karue Sell was dominant in singles play at court No. 6, posting a 6-0, 6-0 win over Andrew Raphaelson. Playing next door at court No. 5, Puget also took care of business in straight sets, downing Ciaran Fitzgerald, 6-3, 6-2 to make the score 3-0 in favor of UCLA.

Junior Marcos Giron, the nation's No. 2-ranked player, would get the clinching win at court No. 2, as his 6-3, 7-5 victory over Uros Petronijevic sealed the victory for the Bruins.

UCLA and Tennessee have not met in the NCAA Tournament since 2005. The Bruins beat the Volunteers, 4-1 in the round of 16 that year en route to the NCAA title. The last meeting between the two teams was in 2013, a 4-1 UCLA win at the USTA/ITA National Team Indoors. UCLA leads the all-time series 9-4.

With the loss on Sunday, San Diego ends its season with an 18-8 overall record.

NCAA Second Round
#5 UCLA 4, #39 San Diego 0
May 11, 2014 at Los Angeles, CA (Los Angeles Tennis Center)

Doubles
1. #10 Giron/McDonald (UCLA) def. #36 Spinosa/Vittek (USD) 8-3
2. Puget/Sell (UCLA) def. Kalaydjian/Petronijevic (USD) 8-3
3. Joseph Di Giulio/Thompson (UCLA) vs. Fitzgerald/Raphaelson (USD) 4-4, unfinished
UCLA Wins Doubles Point
Singles
1. #1 Clay Thompson (UCLA) vs. #58 Clarke Spinosa (USD) 6-4, 5-5, unfinished
2. #2 Marcos Giron (UCLA) def. Uros Petronijevic (USD) 6-3, 7-5
3. #35 Mackenzie McDonald (UCLA) vs. Filip Vittek (USD) 2-6, 5-6, unfinished
4. #71 Gage Brymer (UCLA) vs. Romain Kalaydjian (USD) 6-1, 6-6, unfinished
5. Adrien Puget (UCLA) def. Ciaran Fitzgerald (USD) 6-3, 6-2
6. #95 Karue Sell (UCLA) def. Andrew Raphaelson (USD) 6-0, 6-0
Match Notes
San Diego 18-8; National ranking #39
UCLA 24-3; National ranking #5
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (6,5,2)
UCLA Advances to NCAA Rd. of 16 in Athens, Ga. next Friday.
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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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Thursday, May 19 - All Day PST
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