Marcin Matkowski Selected UCLABruins.com Student-Athlete of the Week

Oct. 29, 2001

Sophomore Marcin Matkowski (Szczecin, Poland/Secondary School No. 5) of the UCLA Men's Tennis Team was selected as the UCLABruins.com Student-Athlete of the Week for the week of Oct. 22-28.

Matkowski defeated No. 4 seeded Stefan Suter of Pepperdine, 6-4, 6-4 on Sunday afternoon to claim the singles title in the Omni Hotels ITA RegionVIII - South Championships at the Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center in Malibu. Later that afternoon, Matkowski and teammate Jean-Julien Rojer, the top-seeded doubles team in the tournament, defeated the No. 2 seeded Sebastien Graeff and Suter of Pepperdine in the doubles final.

Matkowski defeated four seeded players en route to the championship, defeating No. 8 Steven Capriati of Arizona in the third round, top seed Al Garland of Pepperdine in the quarterfinals, teammate and No. 6 seed Tobias Clemens in the semifinals and Suter in the finals.

As a result of the victory, Matkowski earned singles and doubles automatic berths to the Omni Hotels ITA National Indoor Championships scheduled for November 8-11 at the Brookhaven Tennis Club outside of Dallas.

This is Matkowski's first career UCLABruins.com Student-Athlete of the Week honor.

Also nominated: Elaine Canchola (women's cross country), Chadd Davis (men's soccer), Bryan Green (men's cross country), Matt Ware (football).


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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
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
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