No. 4 Bruins Overpower Ducks, 6-1

April 9, 2004


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Eugene, Ore. - Playing its first conference match since mid-March, the fourth-ranked UCLA men's tennis team cruised to a 6-1 decision over Oregon in Eugene. With the win, the Bruins move to 15-5 overall and 3-1 in Pac-10 play. The Ducks drop to 9-8 overall and 1-4 in conference action.

Oregon has its chances but could not capitalize in doubles play, losing all three sets. Arron Spencer and Sven Swinnen faltered for only the 6th time (15-6) all year, losing to UCLAs No. 8-ranked Alberto Francis and Kris Kwinta, 8-6. The duo led, 5-4, late in the match but could not hold the lead.

Manuel Kost and Markus Schiller, played for only the second time all season, and were defeated by Philipp Gruendler and Luben Pampoulov, 8-5, at the No. 2 position.

In singles, more of the same, with UCLA dominating the singles portion. The Bruins captured five of six matches.

The highlight of the day belonged to the No. 35-ranked Swinnen, who defeated the BruinsNo. 6-ranked Tobias Clemens, 0-6, 6-4, (11-9). The win marked Swinnens 21st of the year and gives him a 4-1 record in conference play.

UCLA won at positions No. 2 through No. 6, winning all five matches in straight sets.

UCLA heads to Seattle tomorrow for a match with Washington beginning at 1:30 p.m.


1.(8) Francis/Kwinta (UCLA) def. Spencer/Swinnen (UO)8-6
2.Gruendler/Pampoulov (UCLA) def. Kost/Schiller (UO)8-5
3.Clemens/ Chris Surapol (UCLA) def. Bieri/King (UO)8-1
UCLA Wins Doubles Point


1.(35) Sven Swinnen (UO) def. (6) Tobias Clemens (UCLA)0-6, 6-4, (11-9)
2.Luben Pampoulov (UCLA) def. (88) Manuel Kost (UO)7-5, 6-0
3.(82) Chris Lam (UCLA) def. Thomas Bieri (UO)6-2, 6-2
4.(52) Alberto Francis (UCLA) def. Markus Schiller (UO)6-4, 6-4
5.(62) Kris Kwinta (UCLA) def. Arron Spencer (UO)6-0, 6-2
6.(106) Philipp Gruendler (UCLA) def. Eric Pickard (UO)6-0, 6-0
Singles Order of Finish: 6, 5, 3, 2, 1, 4

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