No. 8 Bruins Down SDSU, 7-0

March 16, 2004


LOS ANGELES - Playing its final non-conference match of the regular season Tuesday, the eighth-ranked UCLA men's tennis team captured its third victory in a row with a 7-0 decision over San Diego State at the Los Angeles Tennis Center.

With only five healthy players, the Aztecs (4-4) were not able to field a complete team and thus had to default at the No. 3 doubles and No. 6 singles positions. Playing shorthanded proved to be especially costly for the Aztecs in doubles, as the Bruins only needed to win one match. Following an SDSU victory at the No. 2 court, the doubles point was decided at the No. 1 spot, where UCLA's Alberto Francis and Kris Kwinta defeated Felix Hardt/Daniel Jung, 8-5.

Dropping the doubles point combined with having to default at the No. 6 position, the Aztecs faced a 2-0 deficit by the start of singles play. UCLA quickly made it 3-0 after sophomore Chris Surapol cruised to a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Mike Coehlo at the No. 5 spot.

The dual match was decided at the No. 1 position, where sixth-ranked Tobias Clemens defeated the 69th-ranked Hardt, 6-3, 6-4.

With the Bruins up 4-0 and the dual match already decided, UCLA went on to post victories on all three remaining courts, as Chris Lam, Francis and Philipp Gruendler all registered straight-set decisions.

UCLA, which improves to 12-5 overall, has a two-week hiatus for final exams and spring break. The Bruins be in action again on Apr. 2, hosting Cal at 1:30 p.m.


1.(19) Francis/ Kris Kwinta (UCLA) def. Hardt/Jung (SDSU)8-5
2.Dickhardt/Haynes (SDSU) def. Clemens/Lam (UCLA)8-3
3.UCLA Wins by Default--
UCLA Wins Doubles Point


1.(6) Tobias Clemens (UCLA) def. (69) Felix Hardt (SDSU)6-3, 6-4
2.(52) Chris Lam (UCLA) def. Daniel Jung (SDSU)6-4, 6-3
3.(95) Alberto Francis (UCLA) def. Markus Dickhardt (SDSU)7-5, 6-4
4.(86) Philipp Gruendler (UCLA) def. Dontia Haynes (SDSU)6-3, 6-4
5.Chris Surapol (UCLA) def. Mike Coehlo (SDSU)6-1, 6-1
6.UCLA Wins by Default--
Singles Order of Finish: 5, 1, 4, 2, 3

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