Men's Tennis Hosts UCSB And No. 21 USC This Week

Feb. 14, 2000

This Week

The No. 9 UCLA Bruins (6-1 overall, 2-0 Pac-10) will host two dual matches at the Los Angeles Tennis Center this week. On Wednesday, Feb. 16, the Bruins face UC Santa Barbara (2-2) at 1:30 pm and on Friday, Feb. 18, they go head-to-head with crosstown rival No. 21 USC (6-1 overall, 2-0 Pac-10) at 1:30 pm.

Latest Rankings

Bruins Drop to No. 9
UCLA dropped to No. 9 in the latest ITA National Rankings after falling 5-2 to then-No. 21 Pepperdine on February 1. Junior Chris Sands, who is slated at No. 53 in the nation, is UCLA's only singles player ranked in individuals. However, preseason No. 3 Jean-Noel Grinda, No. 81 Brandon Kramer and No. 83 Jong-Min Lee, who all dropped out of the last poll because they did not compete in fall collegiate tournaments, should be expected to make their return to the Spring ITA Individual Rankings, which will be released on Feb. 16. In regional rankings, Sands is ranked No. 12 and freshman Lassi Ketola earned a spot at No. 25. The doubles team of Ketola and Sands are ranked No. 15.

About this Week's Opponents
The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos currently own a 2-2 dual match record under first year head coach Marty Davis. In their 22 meetings with UCLA, the Gauchos have won only one match. Last year, UC Santa Barbara owned a 4-15 overall record.

The USC Trojans are 6-1 overall and 2-0 in the Pac-10 under 21-year head coach Dick Leach. After a 4-3 upset by then-No.17 Fresno State , USC dropped from No. 12 in the Spring 1 national ranking to No. 21 in the Spring 2 edition. Five Trojans are currently ranked in the ITA Individual Singles Rankings: No. 12 Andrew Park, No. 30 Patrick Gottesleben, No. 38 Ryan Moore, T-60 Nicholas Rainey and No. 69 Gregg Hill. In doubles, the team of Moore and Rainey are ranked No. 7. Last year, USC was 19-5 overall and finished third in the Pac-10 with a 5-2 mark.

Last Week

UCLA Upends No. 70 UC Irvine, 6-1
After losing the doubles point, the UCLA men's tennis team swept singles for a 6-1 victory over UC Irvine at the UCI Tennis Stadium this past Saturday.

UC Irvine's Chris Ma and Chris Chung won at No. 1 and David Matthew and Oliver Schweizer won at No. 2 to earn the doubles point and take the early 1-0 lead.

The lead was short lived as the Bruins followed with wins at No. 1 through No. 6 singles. The best singles match of the day was at No. 4 where No. 53 Chris Sands took three-sets to defeat Brett Lucas.

The Bruins, who are ninth in the nation improve to 6-1 overall, while No. 70 UC Irvine goes to 5-2 on the season.

Next Up
UCLA will head to Kentucky next week to compete in a dual match and participate in the National Indoor Championships. On Tuesday, Feb. 22, the Bruins meet the University of Kentucky for a 2 pm match and then from Feb. 24-27, they will be competing at the National Indoor Championships.


EVENT INFORMATION
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Friday, Feb 05
vs. San Diego
Los Angeles, CA
W, 7 - 0
Tuesday, Feb 09
at Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
L, 1 - 6
Friday, Feb 12
vs. Georgia
Charlottesville, VA
W, 4 - 3
Saturday, Feb 13
vs. Texas A&M
Charlottesville, VA
W, 4 - 2
Sunday, Feb 14
vs. North Carolina
Charlottesville, VA
L, 2 - 4
Saturday, Feb 20
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 7 - 0
Saturday, Feb 27
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
W, 4 - 3
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
Saturday, May 14 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Team & ...
TBA
Sunday, May 15 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Team & ...
TBA
Thursday, May 19 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Team & ...
Tulsa, OK
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