Bruins Down Sun Devils, 5-2

March 30, 2002

Los Angeles - The No. 2 ranked UCLA men's tennis team improved to 16-1 and 3-0 in the Pac-10 Saturday, defeating Arizona State, 5-2 at the Los Angeles Tennis Center.

UCLA swept all three doubles matches for the first point, marking the first time this season that ASU did not earn at least one doubles victory.

In singles action, the Bruins quickly went up 3-0 by claiming straight set wins on the No. 2 and 3 courts. The Sun Devils did cut into the lead to 3-1 when Chris Stewart defeated Lassi Ketola on the No. 5 court also in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3. However, UCLA clinched the dual on the No. 1 court when Marcin Matkowski defeated Matt Klinger, 7-6, 7-6. ASU would earn one more point on the No. 6 court where Olivier Charroin pulled out a three set victory over Derrick Nguyen, 6-2, 4-6, 6-3.

Arizona State is now 8-7 overall and 1-2 in Pac-10 play.

Next up for UCLA will be Cal this Friday and Stanford on Saturday. Both matches will be at the LATC.

SINGLES:

1. Marcin Matkowski (UCLA) def. Matt Klinger (ASU), 7-6, 7-6

2. Jean-Julien Rojer (UCLA) def. Pim Van Mele (ASU), 6-0, 6-2

3. Rodrigo Grilli (UCLA) def. Clinton Letcher (ASU), 6-4, 6-0

4. Erfan Djahangiri (UCLA) def. Mirza Duranovic (ASU), 7-6, 6-2

5. Chris Stewart (ASU) def. Lassi Ketola (UCLA), 6-3, 6-3

6. Olivier Charroin (ASU) def. Derrick Nguyen (UCLA), 6-2, 4-6, 6-3

DOUBLES:

1. Matkowski/Rojer (UCLA) def. Bowen/Klinger (ASU), 8-3

2. Grilli/Ketola (UCLA) def. Charroin/Stewart (ASU), 8-6

3. Djahangiri/Francis (UCLA) def. Letcher/Van Mele (ASU), 8-4


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