UCLA Men's Tennis Travels To Portland, Seattle This Week

Feb. 12, 2001

This Week ... Bruins Hit The Road, At Portland, Seattle This Week

The third-ranked UCLA men's tennis team (4-0, 2-0 Pac-10) will travel to Portland, Ore. this week to face the University of Portland on Tuesday at 1:00 pm. After the dual match, UCLA will compete in the National Indoor Championships in Seattle, Wash. on Feb. 15-18.

Bruins In ITA National Rankings...

The Bruins, ranked No. 3 in the preseason ITA rankings, remained at that position in the latest rankings released on February 7. Stanford remains the top-ranked team in the nation, followed by Tennessee, UCLA, Georgia and Duke to round out the top five. In the ITA singles rankings, Jean-Julien Rojer moved 17 places from the previous poll and is now ranked No. 10 on the latest poll ( Feb. 12). Jean-Noel Grinda is ranked 33, while Erfan Djahangiri is slated at 51. Freshman Tobias Clemens made the biggest leap in the polls, as he moved from 97 to 53. Lassi Ketola dropped several spots in the rankings and is now holds the No. 62 position. The tandem of Grinda and Rojer are ranked No. 12 in doubles.

About The Pilots ...

Friday's match between UCLA and Portland will be the first meeting between the squads. Portland is 0-1 on the season after suffering a 6-1 setback to Washington on January 18. The Pilots are led by sophomore Peter Malacek who is slated at the No. 1 position and Lars Anderson who plays at No. 2. Anderson also teams with Matt Baer at the No. 1 position in doubles.

UCLA In The National Team Indoors...

The third-ranked Bruins, runner up to tournament champion Stanford, have won five of the last ten tournaments. In total, UCLA has won the event six times, second only to Stanford's 11. The USTA/ITA National Men's Indoor Championships, hosted by the University of Washington features 16 of the top men's programs in the nation including No. 1 Stanford, No. 2 Tennesee, No. 4 Georgia, No. 10 Mississippi and No. 11 Virginia Commonwealth. On Thursday, Feb. 15, the first day of the tournament, UCLA is scheduled to face San Diego State at noon. The Bruins will then face the winner of Virginia Commonwealth and Texas A & M the following day.

Last Week...

The third-ranked UCLA men's tennis team won the doubles point and swept all six singles matches to earn a 7-0 dual match victory over Georgia Tech at the Los Angeles Tennis Center on last Friday, Feb. 9.

The Bruins opened the match by winning two of three doubles matches to claim the doubles point and never looked back. Ketola and Clemens suffered the Bruins only setback of the afternoon, losing a close doubles match to Georgia Tech's Roger Anderson and David Wright, 9-8 (3).

In singles, Ketola rebounded from his misfortune in doubles to down Sergio Acquire in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0. Two single matches went three sets as, Grinda came from behind after dropping the first set to defeat Roger Anderson, 6-7 (7), 6-1, 6-2. On court No. 6, Travis Rettenmaier ousted Alex Navinkov in three sets, 6-2, 3-6, 6-2.

UCLA's No. 1 singles player, Rojer missed Friday's match because he is currently in Costa Rica playing in the Davis Cup for the Netherland-Antilles. Rojer is expected to join the squad in Seattle, Washington for the National Indoor Championships on February 15-18.

Next Up...

After the indoor championships in Seattle, The Bruins will return home and host UNLV on Saturday Feb. 24 at the Los Angeles Tennis Center.


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