No. 2 Bruins Overpower BYU, 6-1

Feb. 17, 2004

Results

LOS ANGELES - Coming off its only loss of the season at the USTA/ITA National Team Indoors two weeks ago, the second-ranked UCLA men's tennis team rebounded strongly with a 6-1 victory over BYU Tuesday at the Los Angeles Tennis Center.

Tuesday marked the sixth time in nine matches that the Bruins started play by claiming the doubles point. Following an 8-2 UCLA victory at the No. 2 position, the Bruins clinched the point at the top spot when 36th-ranked Alberto Francis and Kris Kwinta defeated Erik Nyman/Nima Roshan, 8-3.

UCLA then jumped out to an early 2-0 advantage when Tobias Clemens breezed to a 6-2, 6-0 decision over Nyman at the No. 1 position.

Next to finish was court No. 5, where UCLA's Chris Surapol dispatched of Dominik Kaufhold, 7-6(3), 6-2. The match was clinched at the No. 3 position, Francis defeated Ivan Kokurin, 7-5, 6-0.

BYU, which is coached by former Bruin All-American Brad Pearce, picked up its only point on the day at the No. 2 position, where Christian Hand battled back from a first set loss to defeat Bruin junior Chris Lam, 2-6, 6-4, 6-2.

Despite dropping the first set on court Nos. 4 and 6, UCLA managed to gut out victories on both those courts. Kwinta defeated Roshan, 5-7, 6-4, 6-1 at the No. 4 spot, while sophomore Aaron Yovan came back to defeat Tim Bradshaw, 5-7, 6-4, (10-8).

UCLA's only loss this season came at the hands of top-ranked Illinois in the finals of the USTA/ITA National Team Indoors back on Feb. 8.

The Bruins head to the Arizona schools later this week, taking on Arizona State on Friday and Arizona on Saturday.


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