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No. 6 Bruins Post 6-1 Victory Over Oregon
By: UCLA Athletics

April 2, 2005

LOS ANGELES - The No. 6-ranked UCLA men's tennis team remained perfect in Pac-10 play Saturday, registering a 6-1 victory over visiting Oregon at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. With the win, the Bruins improve to 19-2 overall and 4-0 in Pac-10 play. The loss drops the Ducks to 7-13 and 0-4 in the conference.

For the 17th time in 21 matches this season, the Bruins started the day by claiming the doubles point, taking decisive victories on all three courts.

In singles play, the Bruins took five of six matches in equally convincing fashion, with three players dropping no more than a single game. Freshman Mathieu Dehaine turned in the most impressive victory of the day, posting a 6-0, 6-0 win over Chris Liao at the No. 6 spot. Both Chris Lam and Alberto Francis were nearly as perfect, losing just one game in their matches with Manuel Kost and Vladimir Pino respectively.

Senior Luben Pampoulov and sophomore Philipp Gruendler also posted straight-set victories for the Bruins. Oregon's lone win on the afternoon came at the No. 1 position, where 22nd-ranked Sven Swinnen upset 10th-ranked Benjamin Kohlloeffel, 6-4, 6-4. It marked only the fifth loss of the season for Kohlloeffel, who is now 35-5 overall in singles play.

UCLA travels to the Bay Area next week for matches with Cal (April 8) and Stanford (April 9). The Bruins have just one more regular season home match remaining, hosting USC on April 15. If both UCLA and USC are able to go undefeated next weekend, the April 15 showdown will decide this year's Pac-10 champion.

Doubles

Pos.OpponentsScore
1. Gruendler/Kohlloeffel (UCLA) def. Bieri/Kost (UO)8-3
2. Lam/Pampoulov (UCLA) def. Arron Spencer/Swinnen (UO)8-5
3. Dehaine/Francis (UCLA) def. Liao/Pino (UO)8-2
UCLA Wins Doubles Point

Singles

Pos.OpponentsScore
1.(22) Sven Swinnen (UO) def. (10) Benjamin Kohlloeffel (UCLA)6-4, 6-4
2. (7) Luben Pampoulov (UCLA) def. Thomas Bieri (UO)6-2, 6-2
3. Chris Lam (UCLA) def. Manuel Kost (UO)6-0, 6-1
4. (74) Alberto Francis (UCLA) def. Vladimir Pino (UO)6-1, 6-0*
5. (64) Philipp Gruendler (UCLA) def. Eric Pickard (UO)6-1, 6-4
6. Mathieu Dehaine (UCLA) def. Chris Liao (UO)6-0, 6-0
* Denotes Clinching Match -- Singles Order of Finish: 3, 6, 4, 2, 5, 1
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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
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
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