Bruins Compete in Day One at Ojai

April 21, 2005

Ojai, Calif. - Three UCLA men's tennis players won first-round singles matches Thursday in the opening day of competition at the 2005 Pac-10 Championships at Ojai's Libbey Park.

Alberto Francis, Kris Kwinta and Philipp Gruendler all won main draw singles matches earlier Thursday. Kwinta defeated Arizona's Colin O'Grady, 6-4, 6-4 before falling to Washington's Alex Slovic, 7-5, 6-2 in the second round. Gruendler was a straight-set winner over Oregon's Manuel Kost, setting up a second-round showdown with Cal's Conor Niland to be played later Thursday evening. Francis defeated ASU's Jonathan Kinsella in the first round, but was knocked out of the tournament by Washington's Alex Vlaski, 6-2, 6-2 in second-round action. Chris Lam lost in the first round to Cal's Lennart Maack in three sets.

In the Pac-10 Invitational Draw, freshman Mathieu Dehaine had a bye in the first round and then defeated Washington's Chris Floyd, 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 in the second round. Fellow freshman Jeremy Drean lost in the first round to Arizona's Francois Vandermerwe.

Complete results from the tournament can be accessed at www.ojaitourney.org.


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
Saturday, May 14 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Team & ...
TBA
Sunday, May 15 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Team & ...
TBA
Thursday, May 19 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Team & ...
Tulsa, OK
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