No. 6 Bruins Advance to Semifinals at Team Indoors

Feb. 6, 2004

Results

SEATTLE - The No. 6-ranked UCLA men's tennis team earned a place in the semifinals at the USTA/ITA National Team Indoor Championships after posting a 4-2 decision over No. 3 Florida in Friday's quarterfinals at the Lloyd Nordstrom Tennis Center on the University of Washington campus. With the victory, UCLA improves to 6-0 on the season.

The Bruins set the tone in doubles play, claiming victories at the Nos. 1 and 3 courts for an early 1-0 advantage in the dual match.

In singles play, Bruin sophomore Chris Surapol was the first to finish, as he knocked off Florida's Stefan Tell, 6-3, 6-2 at the No. 6 position.

Down 2-0, Florida managed to rally and tie the score following a pair of victories. Next to finish was court No. 2, where 52nd-ranked Vladimir Obradovic knocked off 18th-ranked Chris Lam, 6-3, 6-2. Shortly thereafter, Martin Stiegwardt defeated Bruin freshman Philipp Gruendler, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.

That was as close as Florida would get however, as Bruin junior Kris Kwinta gave UCLA a 3-2 lead with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 decision over Ryan Sherry at No. 4 singles. The Bruins clinched the match at the No. 3 position, where Alberto Francis defeated Chris Brandi, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4.

When play was suspended, Bruin senior Tobias Clemens was in a second set tiebreaker with Hamid Mirzadeh. Clemens won the first set 6-2.

UCLA, which gets revenge after losing to Florida in last year's National Team Indoors, will meet the winner of No. 2 Baylor and No. 7 Mississippi tomorrow at 2:00 p.m.


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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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