Bruins Shutout Gators, 4-0

May 18, 2002

Results

College Station, Texas - The fourth-seeded UCLA men's tennis team advanced to the quarterfinals at the NCAA Men's Tennis Championships Saturday, registering a 4-0 shutout victory over 13th-seeded Florida in the round of 16. With the win, UCLA (22-4) moves on to face 12th-seeded Auburn at 4:00 p.m. (CST) on Sunday. The Tigers were a 4-3 winner over Washington on Saturday.

UCLA came out firing in doubles, quickly taking victories at court Nos. 2 and 3 to claim the one point awarded for doubles play. The Bruins were equally as dominant in singles play, taking the first set on all six courts. First to finish was Tobias Clemens, as he registered a commanding, 6-2, 6-1 victory over Florida's Hamid Mirzadeh at No. 1 singles. UCLA's No. 5 singles player Erfan Djahangiri gave the Bruins a 3-0 advantage following his 6-4, 6-2 victory over UF's Matt Behrmann.

UCLA clinched the dual match at the No. 2 position where Rodrigo Grilli recorded a 6-3, 6-4 decision over Eleazar Magallan.

The Bruins were in control the entire match, as Marcin Matkowski, Lassi Ketola and Jean-Julien Rojer were all leading when play was suspended.

"We have to give credit to Tobias (Clemens) for getting us off to a good start," said UCLA head coach Billy Martin. "It's good to be able to look down the court and see him doing well. This tournament is what we have worked towards all year. It's an honor to advance to the quarterfinals and we hope to advance to the semifinals."

UCLA, which improves to 8-0 all-time against the Gators, is making its 14th-straight appearance in the NCAA Quarterfinals. The Bruins are looking to make their first trip to the semifinals since 1999 when UCLA advanced all the way to the championship match, falling to Georgia, 4-3.


EVENT INFORMATION
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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
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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