March 17, 1999
This Week - UCLA Plays Host To Miami
The No. 1 ranked UCLA men's tennis team will play host to the University of Miami, currently tied for No. 43 in the nation, in a midweek non-conference match this week. The Bruins will take the court against the Hurricanes at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 17 at the Los Angeles Tennis Center, located on the UCLA campus.
About This Week's Opponent - Miami The University of Miami is tied for the No. 43 slot in the latest edition of the national rankings released on March 9. The Hurricanes suffered two losses over the weekend, falling 5-2 to No. 26 Notre Dame and 6-1 to No. 17 Mississippi State, and now own a 6-5 overall record. None of Miami's players are listed in the national rankings for singles or doubles. UCLA leads the all-time series 8-0.
Last Week - Bruins Avenge Loss & Post Fourth Sweep
The No. 1 ranked UCLA men's tennis team avenged an earlier season loss Friday, defeating No. 13 Arizona State University 5-2 at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. The Bruins started things on the right note by claiming the doubles point with victories on court Nos. 2 and 3. ASU tied the score with the first singles match to finish as Tim Hammond handed Chris Sands a rare loss on court No. 6. The Bruins came right back with a win on court No. 2 where Zack Fleishman upset No. 44 Gustavo Marcaccio in straight sets. The Sun Devils again tied the match score as Ed Carter defeated Brandon Kramer in a second-set tiebreaker to give Kramer just his second loss of the dual season. The Bruins regained the lead when Jong-Min Lee avenged his loss to Matt Klinger in the last meeting, by posting a three-set victory on court No. 5. UCLA clinched the team win when Jason Cook defeated Alex Osterrieth on court No. 3. With the match already in hand, Jean-Noel Grinda added to the margin of victory with a win over Jeff Williams in the top-slot.
The Bruins then posted their fourth sweep of the season, not dropping a set enroute to the 7-0 victory over the University of Arizona on Saturday. The day started with the Bruins setting the tone by sweeping doubles play and singles action followed suit. Marcin Rozpedski was the first to finish as he did not drop a game to Brian Jackson on court No. 6 In the top-slot, Jean-Noel Grinda sailed to a 6-1, 6-0 win over Jean-Noel LaCoste. Jason Cook quickly followed suit with a 6-0, 6-2 win over Michel Stopa on court No. 3. The remaining three matches were closer, but UCLA still claimed straight-set victories. Zack Fleishman clinched the team win with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Pascal Salasca in the No. 2 slot. On court No. 5, Chris Sands came back to win 6-4 in the first, then claimed the second 6-1 over Alex Brown. The final match to finish was court No. 4 where Lee rallied to win the first set 6-4, and battled to a 6-3 decision in the second for the win over Caleb Marquardt.
UCLA Player Notable Grinda & Sands Notch 20th Wins
With their victories on Saturday, UCLA sophomores Jean-Noel Grinda and Chris Sands became the second and third Bruins to reach the 20-win mark this season. Grinda is now 20-4 overall and 13-3 in dual matches, all in the No. 1 slot. Sands owns a 20-6 overall record and is 13-2 in dual matches playing in the No. 4-6 positions in the lineup.
Next Up Bruins' Long Homestand Continues After a break for exams, the Bruins continue the homestand hosting one of the most anticipated matches of the season on Friday, April 2 when rival No. 3 Stanford comes to the Los Angeles Tennis Center for a 1:30 match. The Bruins then host No. 22 Cal on Saturday, April 3 at Noon. Stepping out of conference action on Tuesday, April 6, UCLA will host No. 19 Texas A&M. The Bruins conclude the home portion of the schedule on April 9 and 10 hosting Pac-10 foes No. 69 Oregon and No. 9 Washington.
UCLA MTN Quick Facts
Bruins' Lineup w/Records
Pos. Name Dual Overall 1S Jean-Noel Grinda 13-3 20-4 2S Zack Fleishman 9-6 15-11 3S Jason Cook 12-4 13-5 4S Brandon Kramer 11-2 21-7 5S Jong-Min Lee 6-2 12-5 6S Chris Sands 13-2 20-6 7S Marcin Rozpedski 9-1 9-1 8S Noah Newman 1-0 7-4 1D Cook / Kramer 13-3 15-4 2D Grinda / Lee 11-2 11-3 3D Rozpedski / Sands 8-2 8-2Bruins In The 98-99 ITA National Rankings
Team Fall S1 UCLA 5 tie 1
Doubles PS Fall W S1 Cook/Kramer 9 7 Grinda/Lee 23 ID 25
Singles PS Fall W S1 Cook 63 NA 98 Fleishman 85 66 t100 Grinda 10 ID 14 11 Lee 36 Kramer t92 88