May 31, 2002
Los Angeles - Bruin sophomore Marcin Matkowski earned All-America honors in both singles and doubles Friday, headlining a list of three UCLA men's tennis players to achieve All-America status.
Matkowski (Szczecin, Poland) was named a singles All-American for finishing in the top-20 of the final Omni Hotels Collegiate Rankings. He and teammate Jean-Julien Rojer (Curacao, Netherlands-Antilles) were also named All-Americans in doubles after finishing the season ranked No. 1 in the nation.
The other Bruin to earn All-America honors on Friday was sophomore Tobias Clemens (Bonn, Germany). Clemens was a singles All-American for being a top-16 seed in the NCAA Singles Championships and for finishing the season ranked No. 8 in the final rankings.
Rojer is the only two-time All-American on the squad, as he achieved the honor in 2001 as well.
ALL-AMERICAN CRITERIA Singles 1. Top-16 seed in NCAA Singles Championships, or 2. Reach round of 16 in NCAA Singles, or 3. Finish in top-20 of final ITA Singles Rankings
Doubles 1. Top-8 seed in NCAA Doubles Championships, or 2. Reach quarterfinals of NCAA Doubles, or 3. Finish in top-10 of final ITA Doubles Rankings
FINAL ITA DOUBLES RANKINGS 1. Matkowski/Rojer 31. Clemens/Lassi Ketola
2002 FINAL ITA TEAM RANKINGS (Top-20) 1. USC 2. Georgia 3. UCLA 4. Illinois 5. Pepperdine 6. Tennessee 7. Baylor 8. Kentucky 9. Mississippi 10. Stanford 11. Florida 12. Auburn 13. Cal 14. Notre Dame 15. Texas 16. Texas A&M 17. Duke 18. Alabama 19. VCU 20. South Carolina