Bruins Make Clean Sweep at Ojai

April 28, 2002

Ojai, Calif. - For the first time since 1989, the UCLA men's tennis team swept both the singles and doubles titles at the Pac-10 Championships in Ojai, Calif. on Sunday.

Bruin junior Rodrigo Grilli defeated Alex Vlaski of Washington, 6-4, 6-3 in the singles final. With the victory, he becomes the first Bruin to win the singles title at Ojai since Fritz Bissell accomplished the feat in 1993.

In the doubles final, top-seeded and No. 1 ranked Marcin Matkowski and Jean-Julien Rojer of UCLA defeated No. 2 ranked Scott Lipsky/David Martin of Stanford, 9-7. They become the first Bruin duo to capture an Ojai doubles title since Jean-Noel Grinda and Jong-Min Lee did it in 1999.

It was the first sweep since 1989 when Pat Galbraith won the singles championship and the Bruin tandem of Mark Quinney and Bill Barber captured the doubles crown.

It was also the first time since 1989 that UCLA took sole possession of the Thatcher Cup, given to the school with the most main draw singles and doubles victories.

Also on Sunday, Bruin freshman Alberto Francis dropped a tough three-setter to USC's Ruben Torres in the final of the Pac-10 Invitational draw. Torres battled back from a set down to win 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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
Friday, May 13
vs. Weber State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 0
Saturday, May 14
vs. San Diego
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 0
Friday, May 20
vs. Stanford
Tulsa, OK
W, 4 - 2
Sunday, May 22
vs. Oklahoma
Tulsa, OK
L, 3 - 4
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS