Dehaine, Yovan Advance in Main Draw at Ojai.

April 27, 2006

Ojai, Calif. - The UCLA men's tennis team had two players advance to the second round of the main singles draw Thursday in the opening round of play at the Pac-10 Championships at Ojai's Libbey Park.

Aaron Yovan advanced through the first round in straight sets, defeating Arizona Stat's TJ Bellama, 6-2, 7-5. He advances to face top-seeded Conor Niland of Cal in the second round. Mathieu Dehaine downed Arizona's Roger Matalonga, 2-6, 6-1, 6-3, setting up a second-round meeting with Stanford's James Wan.

Chris Surapol and Philipp Gruendler lost first-round matches Thursday. Surapol dropped a hard fought battle with USC's Kaes Van't Hof, falling 7-6(4), 6-7(5), 7-6(5). Gruendler went down in three sets to Washington's Pierre Metenier, 5-7, 6-3, 6-4.

In the Pac-10 Invitational draw, Jason Nguyen won his first-round match when USC's Aaron Badart had to retire due to injury. Nguyen won the first set 7-6(3) and was leading 2-0 in the second at the time of Badart's retirement. He then lost to Washington's Klaus Jank, 6-4, 6-4 in the second round. After receiving first-round byes, Jeremy Drean and Jaysen Chung were scheduled to play second-round matches late Thursday.

Doubles play begins Friday along with quarterfinal singles matches.

Complete information from the tournament can be found by clicking HERE.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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
Friday, May 13
vs. Weber State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 0
Saturday, May 14
vs. San Diego
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 0
Friday, May 20
vs. Stanford
Tulsa, OK
W, 4 - 2
Sunday, May 22
vs. Oklahoma
Tulsa, OK
L, 3 - 4
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS