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Top-ranked Clay Thompson notched his team-leading 33rd victory of the season on Friday (Photo: Don Liebig).
No. 5 Bruins Down Washington, 4-1 in Pac-12 Opener
By: UCLA Athletics
SEATTLE - The fifth-ranked UCLA men's tennis team rebounded after dropping the doubles point against Washington on Friday afternoon, taking a 4-1 victory over the Huskies at the Nordstrom Tennis Center in Seattle. It marked the first Pac-12 match for both teams, with the Bruins improving to 14-2 overall and 1-0 in the Pac-12, and the Huskies falling to 8-8 and 0-1 in league play.

Despite being down 1-0 early, UCLA came out strong in singles, claiming the first set on five of six courts. Freshman Mackenzie McDonald would even the match up at court No. 3, where he was a 6-3, 6-1 winner over Gal Hakak. Top-ranked Clay Thompson then gave UCLA the advantage at court No. 1 with a 7-5, 6-2 win over Max Manthou. The win was Thompson's team-leading 33rd of the season.

Wins by Karue Sell and Marcos Giron then closed out the 4-1 victory for the Bruins, with Sell downing Viktor Farkas, 6-3, 6-3 at court No. 5, and Giron besting Emmett Egger, 6-3, 7-6(7) at the No. 2 position.

UCLA returns to action tomorrow, taking on Oregon at 11:30 a.m. in Eugene.

#5 UCLA 4, Washington 1
Mar 28, 2014 at Seattle, WA (Nordstrom Tennis Center)

Doubles
1. Egger/Hawke (WASH) def. Giron/Sell (UCLA) 8-6
2. Farkas/Manthou (WASH) vs. Di Giulio/Thompson (UCLA) 7-5, unfinished
3. Chamerski/Wendell Watanabe (WASH) def. Brymer/McDonald (UCLA) 8-2
Washington Wins Doubles Point
Singles
1. #1 Clay Thompson (UCLA) def. Max Manthou (WASH) 7-5, 6-2
2. #6 Marcos Giron (UCLA) def. Emmett Egger (WASH) 6-3, 7-6(7)
3. #33 Mackenzie McDonald (UCLA) def. Gal Hakak (WASH) 6-3, 6-1
4. Jeff Hawke (WASH) vs. #73 Gage Brymer (UCLA) 6-1, 2-6, 1-2, unfinished
5. #83 Karue Sell (UCLA) def. Viktor Farkas (WASH) 6-3, 6-3
6. Michael Chamerski (WASH) vs. Joseph Di Giulio (UCLA) 3-6, 5-3, unfinished
Match Notes
UCLA 14-2; 1-0 Pac-12; National ranking #5
Washington 8-8; 0-1 Pac-12
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (3,1,5,2)
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