Bruins Advance in NCAA Individual Tourney

May 22, 2002

College Station, Texas - Three UCLA men's tennis players won first-round matches Wednesday to advance to the second round in singles at the NCAA Men's Tennis Championships at Texas A&M University.

Bruin sophomore Marcin Matkowski was the only Bruin to register an upset on the day, as he defeated Javier Taborga of Notre Dame, 6-4, 6-3. Taborga was a 9-16 seed in the tournament. With the win, Matkowski advances to the second round and will take on San Diego State's Olivier Maiberger on Thursday.

Sophomore Tobias Clemens also advanced to the round of 32 Wednesday, defeating Wisconsin's Danny Westerman, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3. He will next face UNLV's Thomas Schneiter. Clemens is a 9-16 seed in the championships.

The final Bruin to advance Wednesday was junior Rodrigo Grilli, who defeated Brian Wilson of Illinois, 6-3, 7-5. Grilli will take on 9-16 seeded John Paul Fruttero of Cal on Thursday.

Also on Thursday, the NCAA Doubles Championships are set to begin and the Bruins have two teams entered in that draw. UCLA's Matkowski and Jean-Julien Rojer are the tournament's No. 1 seed and will take on Tulane's Michael Kogan/Victor Romero in the first round. Clemens and Lassi Ketola face 5-8 seeded Johan Brunstrom/Eric Cohn of Southern Methodist.

Live scoring of all singles and doubles matches can be accessed at: NCAA Men's Tennis


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Saturday, Feb 27
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
W, 4 - 3
Tuesday, Mar 01
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 2
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vs. Pacific Coast ...
La Jolla, CA
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Thursday, Mar 10
vs. BYU
Los Angeles, CA
W, 7 - 0
Tuesday, Mar 22
at UNLV
Las Vegas, NV
W, 6 - 1
Friday, Mar 25
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 4 - 1
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
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