Bruins Shutout UNLV, 7-0

Jan. 28, 2003

Results

LOS ANGELES - The No. 1-ranked UCLA men's tennis team improved to 3-0 on the season Tuesday, defeating a short-handed UNLV squad, 7-0 at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. With only five eligible players, the Rebels, who fall to 0-2 with the loss, were forced to forfeit the No. 3 doubles and No. 6 singles positions.

Bruin freshman Chris Surapol made the most of his dual-match debut Tuesday, posting a 6-0, 6-0 win over UNLV's Ryan Barber at No. 5 singles. At the No. 4 spot, senior Lassi Ketola dropped only two games en route to a 6-1, 6-1 decision over Joel Keilbowicz.

With Tobias Clemens sitting out this match, Marcin Matkowski played at the No. 1 position for the first time this year, cruising to a 6-0, 6-3 win over UNLV's top player Aviram Salomon. UCLA's Erfan Djahangiri was equally impressive at No. 3 singles, registering a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Milos Blagojevic.

The longest match of the day came at the No. 2 spot where Bruin senior Rodrigo Grilli needed a tie-breaker in the second set to overcome Romain Massaro, 6-1, 7-6(4).

One other Bruin saw action Friday, as Alberto Francis teamed with Djahangiri at No. 2 doubles, downing UNLV's Blagojevic/Keilbowicz, 8-0

UCLA's next match is this Friday against defending NCAA Champion USC at the Mark's Tennis Stadium beginning at 1:30 p.m. The Trojans are ranked No. 7 in the latest ITA rankings.


EVENT INFORMATION
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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
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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