Brandon Kramer Injures Wrist

May 12, 2000

WESTWOOD, Calif. - Senior Brandon Kramer of the UCLA men's tennis team fractured his right wrist during practice Wednesday and as a result will not participate in the NCAA Tournament.

The injury comes just three days before UCLA was scheduled to host the NCAA Regionals, which will be held at the Los Angeles Tennis Center on Saturday, May 13 and 14. The second-ranked UCLA Men's Tennis team earned the No. 2 seed in the 64-team NCAA Championships.

Kramer, a right-handed senior from Reno, Nev., closes out his career at UCLA with an 88-43 overall singles record and an 84-42 overall doubles mark. This season, the 6-0 co-captain earned first-team All-Pac-10 honors and was named to the Pac-10 Doubles Team of the Year with his partner, Jong-Min Lee.

UCLA's No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles player, Kramer was selected to participate in both singles and doubles at the NCAA Individual Championships in Georgia, May 24-28. He is currently ranked No. 38 in singles and No. 2 in doubles with Lee in the latest ITA Rankings. He ends the 1999-2000 season with a 23-10 overall singles record and an 18-6 mark in dual match action. In doubles, he and partner Lee won the Pac-10 Doubles Championships on Apr. 30 and went 19-6 overall and 15-6 in duals.

"This is an unfortunate setback," head coach Billy Martin said. "But at the same time, we still feel we can contend for the national championship and now we have a rallying point. We want to win for Brandon."

"It's a shame that his last year had to end this way, but he's done an incredible job throughout his years here and he's been a great captain this year."

The Bruins face UMKC at noon in the NCAA first round and, if they win that match, will play in the second round at noon against the winner of the New Mexico State/Notre Dame match. The winner of the Regionals will advance to the NCAA Team Championships held at the University of Georgia in Athens, May 20-24.

Last year, UCLA was the NCAA runner-up, falling 4-3 to host Georgia in the final.


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