Bruins Blank Wichita St., 4-0 in NCAA First Round

May 10, 2003

Results

LOS ANGELES - The sixth-seeded UCLA men's tennis team posted its ninth shutout of the season Saturday, downing visiting Wichita State, 4-0 in an NCAA First-Round match at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. The Bruins (21-3) advance to Sunday's regional final and will take on USC at 1:00 p.m. The Trojans (14-11) were 4-0 winners over UC Santa Barbara earlier today. With today's loss, Wichita State rounds out the 2003 season 16-11 overall.

For the 20th time in 24 matches, UCLA started the day by winning the one point awarded for doubles play. The Bruins clinched the point with a pair of wins on the top two courts. UCLA was also leading 7-5 at court No. 3 when play was suspended.

In singles action, Bruin senior Rodrigo Grilli put the Bruins up 2-0 following a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Jaime Rodriguez at No. 3 singles. Next to finish was court No. 1, where junior Tobias Clemens defeated Wichita State's Marko Despot, 6-4, 6-2.

With a 3-0 dual-match advantage, Bruin senior Erfan Djahangiri clinched the match for UCLA at the No. 5 position with a 6-2, 6-2 decision over Carlo Contente.

UCLA's Chris Lam and Alberto Francis had won the first set and had commanding leads in the second set of their matches when play was suspended. Bruin junior Marcin Matkowski had lost the first set against Joggan Austin at No. 2 singles, but was up 5-2 in the second when the match was clinched.

UCLA and USC have already played twice this season with the Bruins taking both matches. UCLA defeated USC, 6-1 at the Marks Tennis Stadium back on Jan. 31 and 7-0 at the LATC on Mar. 7. The Bruins lead the all-time series, 58-30. Tomorrow's winner advances to the 16-Team NCAA Team Championships, May 17-20 in Athens, Georgia.


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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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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
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vs. NCAA Team & ...
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Thursday, May 19 - All Day PST
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