Bruins Blank Aztecs, 4-0 at National Indoors

Feb. 20, 2003


Louisville, Ky. - Top-seeded UCLA had little trouble against San Diego State at the USTA/ITA National Team Indoor Championships Thursday, defeating the Aztecs, 4-0 in first-round action at the Louisville Tennis Club. With the victory, the Bruins improve to 10-0 on the year and will face eighth-seeded Duke in tomorrow's second round. The Blue Devils were 4-3 winners over No. 9 Texas on Thursday.

As usual, the Bruins captured the one point awarded for doubles play, taking victories on the bottom two courts. At No. 3 doubles, UCLA's Erfan Djahangiri and Alberto Francis defeated Daniel Jung/Gabe Coren, 8-1. In the No. 2 spot, 39th-ranked Tobias Clemens and Lassi Ketola registered an 8-3 win over SDSU's Armando Carrascosa/Felix Hardt. The No. 1 doubles spot was tied at 5-5 when play was suspended.

In singles action, Francis quickly put the Bruins ahead 2-0 with a 6-1, 6-2 win over SDSU's Mike Coelho in the No. 6 position. Rodrigo Grilli then gave UCLA a 3-0 advantage with a 7-5, 6-2 decision over Felix Hardt at the No. 3 spot.

Clemens ended up clinching the match for UCLA at the No. 1 position, downing countryman Oliver Maiberger, 6-4, 6-1.

Ketola was up a set and serving at 4-3 in the second when play was suspended. Marcin Matkowski had split, while Djahangiri was down a set tied at 2-2 in the second.

UCLA improves to 21-2 all-time in first-round matches at the Indoors. The Bruins, who have reached the finals five of the last seven years, are looking to add to its seven USTA/ITA titles. UCLA has beat Duke three of the last four years at this event.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
vs. ATP Tiburon ...
Tiburon, CA
vs. Saint Francis Health ...
Tulsa, OK
vs. ATP Sacramento ...
Sacramento, CA
vs. UCSB Fall Classic
Santa Barbara, CA
Monday, Oct 12 - All Day PST
vs. ATP Fairfield ...
Fairfield, CA
Thursday, Oct 15 - All Day PST
vs. USTA/ITA Southwest ...
Malibu, CA
Monday, Oct 19 - All Day PST
vs. ATP Las Vegas ...
Las Vegas, NV
Wednesday, Oct 28 - All Day PST
vs. 59th Annual Southern ...
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Nov 12 - All Day PST
vs. Jack Kramer Classic
Palos Verdes, CA
Thursday, Nov 12 - All Day PST
vs. USTA/ITA National ...
Flushing Meadows, NY