No. 3 UCLA Edges Virginia, 4-3

March 5, 2003

Results

LOS ANGELES - Playing its first dual match since the USTA/ITA National Team Indoors two weeks ago, the No. 3-ranked UCLA men's tennis team defeated Virginia, 4-3 Wednesday in a non-conference showdown at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. With the victory, UCLA improves to 12-1 on the year while Virginia falls to 10-2.

The Bruins swept all three doubles matches, including an 8-0 decision in the No. 3 spot where Erfan Djahangiri and Alberto Francis defeated Virginia's Darrin Cohen/Stephen Nolen. UCLA won at the top spot 8-4 before claiming an 8-6 win at the No. 2 position. UCLA has now won the doubles point in 12 of 13 matches this season.

In singles play, the Bruins moved out to a 2-0 lead when Marcin Matkowski registered a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Michael Duquette at the No. 2 position.

Within the next five minutes, three matches were concluded. At the No. 3 spot, Virginia's Rylan Rizza knocked off Rodrigo Grilli, 6-4, 0-6, 6-4. At court No. 5, Djahangiri rallied for a 2-6, 6-2, 6-0 decision over Chris Gonyer. Virginia then cut the lead to 3-2 when Doug Stewart defeated UCLA's Tobias Clemens, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3.

Bruin sophomore Chris Lam clinched the match for UCLA at the No. 4 spot, defeating Stephen Rozek, 7-6(6), 7-5.

With the dual match already decided and the Bruins up 4-2, Virginia claimed the final match of the afternoon when Cohen defeated Lassi Ketola, 0-6, 7-5, 6-3 at court No. 6.

UCLA returns to the courts this Friday to host No. 17 USC at the Los Angeles Tennis Center beginning at 1:30 p.m. That match can be seen tape-delayed on Fox Sports Net on Sunday, Mar. 9 at 3:00 p.m. (PST).


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