Kohlloeffel Advances in NCAA Singles Draw

May 26, 2005

College Station, Texas - UCLA sophomore men's tennis player Benjamin Kohlloeffel advanced to the round of 16 in singles play at the NCAA Championships on Thursday at Texas A&M.

Kohlloeffel, a 9-16 seed, defeated Virginia's Rylan Rizza, 6-7(0), 6-2, 6-3 in the second round. Kohlloeffel opened up the tournament by posting a 6-4, 6-4 victory over South Carolina's Tim Eklund in the first round on Wednesday. Next up for Kohlloeffel will be a meeting with Boise State's Luke Shields on Friday.

Kohlloeffel was named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Rookie of the Year on Wednesday. He is the second UCLA player to win the award, joining Sebastien Leblanc who received it in 1993. Kohlloeffel is No. 11 in the latest ITA national singles rankings and is the first Bruin to reach 40 wins in a season since 1998.

The NCAA Championships can be followed at the Texas A&M's website aggieathletics.com


EVENT INFORMATION
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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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