No. 9 Men's Tennis Blanks Arizona, 7-0

April 1, 2006

Tucson, Ariz. - The No. 9 UCLA men's tennis team had little trouble with Arizona on Saturday, posting a 7-0 decision over the Wildcats in a Pac-10 Conference match at the LaNelle Robson Tennis Center. With the win, UCLA improves to 13-4 overall and 2-0 in the Pac-10. Arizona falls to 10-6 overall and 1-1 in the conference.

UCLA swept all three doubles matches, taking a 1-0 lead into singles play. The Bruins moved out to a 3-0 lead not long after, as Benjamin Kohlloeffel and Philipp Gruendler each dispatched of their opponents in straight sets. Sophomore Mathieu Dehaine clinched the match for UCLA at court No. 3, downing Bruno Alcala, 6-4, 6-4.

Haythem Abid, Chris Surapol and Michael Look capped off the 7-0 win for UCLA with victories on their respective courts.

UCLA returns home to face Stanford and Cal next week.

Doubles

Pos.OpponentsScore
1.(4) Gruendler/Kohlloeffel (UCLA) def. Christen/Groslimond (UofA)9-8(3)
2.Abid/Surapol (UCLA) def. Matalonga/VanderMerwe (UofA)8-2
3.Jeremy Drean /Dehaine (UCLA) def. Alcala/Zimmer (UofA)6-5(3)
UCLA Wins Doubles Point

Singles

Pos.OpponentsScore
1.(2) Benjamin Kohlloeffel (UCLA) def. (58) Roger Matalonga (UofA)6-1, 6-0
2.(94) Haythem Abid (UCLA) def. Jeff Groslimond (UofA)4-6, 6-3, (10-6)
3.(71) Mathieu Dehaine (UCLA) def. Bruno Alcala (UofA)6-4, 6-4*
4.Philipp Gruendler (UCLA) def. Claudio Christen (UofA)7-6(4), 6-1
5.(86) Chris Surapol (UCLA) def. Jason Labrosse (UofA)6-4, 7-5
6.(109) Michael Look (UCLA) def. Francois VanderMerwe (UofA)6-2, 7-5
* Denotes Clinching Match -- Singles Order of Finish: 1, 4, 3, 2, 6, 5

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