UCLA Men's Tennis Starts Pac-10 Season On Strong Note

Jan. 29, 2001

This Week ...Grinda, Rojer At ITA Rolex National Championships

The third-ranked UCLA men's tennis team will send senior Jean-Noel Grinda and sophomore Jean-Julien Rojer to compete in the 2001 ITA Rolex National Championships in Dallas, Texas. Rojer will compete in the 32-player singles tournament, while Grinda will join Rojer in the 16-team doubles field.

Last Week...

UCLA improved to 3-0 on the season after picking up a pair of victories in the desert last weekend. The Bruins defeated Arizona, 6-1 on Friday (Jan. 26) and Arizona State, 4-3, on Super Bowl Sunday (Jan. 28).

Arizona

The Bruins rebounded from last week's slow start in doubles to sweep the Cats in doubles play to take a 1-0 advantage. The 45th-ranked and No. 1 tandem of Jean-Noel Grinda and Jean-Julien Rojer claimed their first victory in dual meet action after defeating Arizona's Steven Capriati and Whi Kim, 8-5.

In singles, No. 47 Erfan Djahangiri was upset by Kim, 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 to give Arizona its first point of the match. Freshman Tobias Clemens, playing at the No. 2 spot for the first time this season, clinched the match for the Bruins by defeating Tom Lloyd of Arizona, 6-3, 6-2.

Arizona State

UCLA got off to a quick start against the Sun Devils, sweeping the doubles to claim the first point of the match. Marcin Matkowski and Travis Rettenmaier clinched the doubles point and remained undefeated in dual matches (3-0), defeating Nic Dubey and Jarrod Eckerman,8-4. The Bruins closed out the doubles when Clemens and Lassi Ketola picked up their second dual win, ousting Mirza Duranovic and Pim Van Mele, 8-5.

In singles, the Bruins took the next two matches as Chris Sands, who made his 2001 dual match debut, defeated Jarrod Eckermann in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2. Ketola defeated his counterpart, Oliver Charroin, 6-1, 6-2 in straight sets as well. Play was then postponed till the following day, Super Bowl Sunday, due to a tumultuous downpour.

With play resuming the following day, Arizona State narrowed the Bruins lead to 3-2 after Dubey defeated 27th-ranked Rojer, 6-3, 6-3 and Matt Klinger defeated Clemens, 6-4, 1-6, 6-4. Grinda came through in a big way for UCLA, as he clinched the victory for the Bruins after coming from behind to defeat Duranovic in a second set tie-breaker, 6-1, 7-6 (7). Arizona State's third point came courtesy of Mele who defeated Djahangiri, 6-7 (8), 6-4, 6-3.

Next Up...

After the ITA National Championships in Texas, Grinda and Rojer will join their teammates to play host to Georgia Tech at LATC on Feb. 9.


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Tucson, AZ
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Salt Lake City, UT
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