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Courtesy: UCLA Athletics
Bruins Fall in Semifinals at USTA/ITA Southwest Regionals
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release:  10/21/2013
Malibu, Calif. - UCLA suffered semifinal losses in the main draws of both singles and doubles on Monday at the 2013 USTA/ITA Southwest Regional Championships, which is being held at Pepperdine's Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center.

UCLA's Mackenzie McDonald had his run through the men's singles draw halted by third-seeded Alex Sarkissian of Pepperdine, who notched a 6-2, 7-5 semifinal victory over the Bruin freshman. McDonald had not lost a set in four matches heading into Monday's semifinals.

In doubles, UCLA's Dennis Mkrtchian and Clay Thompson suffered a similar fate, dropping an 8-5 loss to top-seeded Roberto Quiroz and Ray Sarmiento of USC in the semifinals. Mkrtchian and Thompson were a 5-8 seeded team in the men's doubles draw.

The lone bright spot for UCLA on Monday came in the consolation bracket, where Seth Stolar took home the title following a 6-7, 6-0, (10-3) victory over Arizona's Naoki Takeda. Stolar began the day with a 6-7, 6-4, (10-3) win over UCSB's Sasha Gryaznov.

Monday's Results

Main Draw Singles
SF - (3) Alex Sarkissian (Pepperdine) def. (9-16) Mackenzie McDonald (UCLA) - 6-2, 7-5

Main Draw Doubles
SF - (1) Quiroz/Sarmiento (USC) def. (5-8) Mkrtchian/Thompson (UCLA) - 8-5

Consolation Singles
SF - Seth Stolar (UCLA) def. Sasha Gryaznov (UCSB) - 6-7, 6-4, (10-3)
F - Seth Stolar (UCLA) def. Naoki Takeda (Arizona) - 6-7, 6-0, (10-3)

Complete results from the tournament can be accessed at Pepperdine's TOURNAMENT CENTRAL page.

UCLA's next tournament will be the Southern California Intercollegiates, Oct. 30-Nov. 3 at UCLA's Los Angeles Tennis Center.

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