No. 3 Bruins Cruise Past Fresno State, 6-1

Jan. 24, 2002

Results

Los Angeles - The third-ranked UCLA men's tennis team won its second match of the season without too much trouble Thursday, downing visiting Fresno State, 6-1 at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. With the victory, the Bruins improve to 2-0 on the season, while Fresno State, which lost to USC on Wednesday in its 2001 season opener, falls to 0-2.

After splitting the first two doubles matches, UCLA clinched the one point awarded for doubles play at the No. 1 position, where top-ranked Marcin Matkowski and Jean-Julien Rojer defeated Fresno State's Hector Almada/Alex Krohn, 8-4.

The Bruins dominated singles play, winning five of six matches in straight sets. Fresno State picked up its only point of the afternoon at the No. 2 slot, where Nick Fustar fought off a match point at 4-5 down in the third set to edge Matkowski, 7-6(4), 2-6, 7-5.

Bruin junior Rodrigo Grilli, fresh off his title at the National Collegiate Classic last week in Las Vegas, continued his hot streak, downing FSU's Stefan Suta, 6-2, 6-2 at No. 1 singles. Other Bruins winning singles matches Thursday included Rojer, Erfan Djahangiri, Lassi Ketola and Derrick Nguyen.

The Bruins return to action next Tuesday when they host UNLV at the LATC beginning at 1:30 p.m.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS