No. 6 Bruins Overpower No. 24 Clemson, 7-0

Jan. 27, 2004

Results

LOS ANGELES - The sixth-ranked UCLA men's tennis team posted its third shutout of the season Tuesday, knocking off No. 24 Clemson, 7-0 in a non-conference match at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. The Bruins improve to 3-0 with the victory while the Tigers fall to 3-1.

Victories at the Nos. 1 and 2 courts gave UCLA an early 1-0 advantage following doubles play. The Bruins' No. 1 duo of Alberto Francis / Kris Kwinta pulled off a slight upset over the higher-ranked (No. 17) Jarmaine Jenkins/Nathan Thompson, 8-3. UCLA's other doubles win came at the No. 2 spot where Tobias Clemens and Chris Lam defeated John Boetsch/Brett Twente, 8-2. Although the point had already been decided, Clemson picked up an 8-6 victory at the No. 3 position, becoming the only team to take a match from UCLA this year.

In singles action, Clemens pushed his winning streak to 19 in a row following a 6-3, 6-3 decision over Thompson at the No. 1 position. Clemens has only dropped on match this season and is now 20-1 overall.

Three other Bruins also cruised to victory, as Lam, Kwinta and Aaron Yovan all prevailed in straight sets.

The last two singles matches of the afternoon were decided by 10-point tiebreakers in place of a third set. UCLA freshman Philipp Gruendler came from behind to defeat Clement Reix, 4-6, 6-3 (10-4) at the No. 5 position. Francis capped things off with a 6-3, 5-7, (11-9) win over Goran Sterijovski at the No. 3 spot.

Next up for UCLA will be a meeting with No. 19 USC this Friday at the LATC beginning at 1:30 p.m.


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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