Bruins Into Second Round

May 11, 2002

Los Angeles -The No. 4-seeded UCLA men's tennis team began its quest for the 2002 NCAA title Saturday, registering an impressive, 4-0 first-round victory over UC Santa Barbara at the NCAA Regionals at UCLA. With the victory, the Bruins improve to 20-4 on the year and move into tomorrow's regional final against San Diego State (18-8). The Aztecs advanced earlier in the day with a 5-0 decision over Hampton.

Despite playing without its top player Tobias Clemens, UCLA still managed to dominate the match. After taking a pair of 8-3 decisions at the Nos. 2 and 3 doubles positions, the Bruins owned a 1-0 lead heading into singles play. In singles, UCLA's Alberto Francis, who was not in the lineup until Clemens was scratched, registered a quick 6-2, 6-0 victory over Alex Yaftali at the No. 6 position. Bruin junior Erfan Djahangiri then made the score 3-0 with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Alex Anselme. The match was clinched at the No. 3 position where Jean-Julien Rojer defeated Mike Placek, 6-1, 6-3.

Tomorrow's regional final begins at Noon. The winner advances to the NCAA Round of 16 in College Station, TX, May 18-21.

Doubles
1. (1) Matkowski/Rojer (UCLA) vs. (60) Kosakowski/Palencia (UCSB)	Susp.
2. Francis/Grilli (UCLA) def. Anselme/Placek (UCSB)	8-3
3. Djahangiri/Ketola (UCLA) def. Leshinsky/Pepe (UCSB)	8-3
UCLA Wins Doubles Point

Singles 1. (32) Rodrigo Grilli (UCLA) vs. (58) Carlos Palencia (UCSB) Susp. 2. (22) Marcin Matkowski (UCLA) vs. Marcin Kosakowski (UCSB) Susp. 3. (86) Jean-Julien Rojer (UCLA) def. Mike Placek (UCSB) 6-1, 6-3* 4. Erfan Djahangiri (UCLA) def. Alex Anselme (UCSB) 6-0, 6-1 5. Lassi Ketola (UCLA) vs. Marcio Pepe (UCSB) Susp. 6. Alberto Francis (UCLA) def. Alex Yaftali (UCSB) 6-2, 6-0

* Denotes Clinching Match


EVENT INFORMATION
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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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vs. Pacific Coast ...
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
Friday, May 13 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Weber State
Los Angeles, CA
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