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

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Saturday, Sep 26 - All Day PST
vs. ATP Tiburon ...
Tiburon, CA
Saturday, Oct 03 - All Day PST
vs. Saint Francis Health ...
Tulsa, OK
Monday, Oct 05 - All Day PST
vs. ATP Sacramento ...
Sacramento, CA
Thursday, Oct 15 - All Day PST
vs. USTA/ITA Southwest ...
Malibu, CA
Monday, Oct 19 - All Day PST
vs. ATP Las Vegas ...
Las Vegas, NV
Wednesday, Nov 04 - All Day PST
vs. 59th Annual Southern ...
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Nov 12 - All Day PST
vs. USTA/ITA National ...
Flushing Meadows, NY