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Men's Tennis Hosts No. 21 Texas A&M, April 6
By: UCLA Athletics

April 5, 1999

This Week - Homestand Concludes With Three Matches
Stepping out of conference action on Tuesday, April 6, UCLA will host No. 21 Texas A&M. The Bruins conclude the home portion of the schedule this weekend hosting Pac-10 foes No. 59 Oregon on Friday, April 9 at 1:30 p.m. and No. 15 Washington on Saturday the 10th at Noon.

Latest Rankings - Bruins Retain No. 1 Ranking
UCLA continued to hold the No. 1 slot in the latest edition of the ITA national rankings released on March 22. The Bruins have one individual listed among the top-10 in singles and two more among the top-100. In addition, two UCLA teams are among the top-20 in doubles. Leading the way in singles is sophomore Jean-Noel Grinda who climbed to No. 6. Narrowly holding onto their singles rankings were junior Brandon Kramer who is listed No. 99 and senior Jason Cook who is tied for No. 100. Cook and Kramer are the Bruins top-doubles team climbed to No. 6 in the nation, while the team of Grinda and junior Jong-Min Lee moved up to No. 19. The next edition of the ITA National Rankings will be released on Tuesday, April 6.

About This Week's Opponents - Texas A&M, Oregon, UW
Listed No. 21 in the latest edition of the national rankings, Texas A&M owns a 12-3 overall record after loosing, 5-2, at Pepperdine on Sunday. The Aggies are led by Shuon Madden who is 20-7 overall, 9-4 in duals and listed No. 30 in the national singles rankings. Madden and doubles partner Dumitru Caradima are currently the No. 1 ranked tandem in the nation and own an overall record of 18-2, 9-2 in duals.

Friday's opponent, Oregon is listed No. 59 in the rankings entering the week with a record of 7-11 overall and 0-4 in Pac-10 Conference action. The Ducks do not currently have any players listed in singles or doubles national rankings.

The final home opponent, Washington, enters the week ranked No. 15 in the nation with an overall record of 15-6 and a 2-2 Pac-10 mark. The Huskies play at USC on Friday, before coming to Westwood. Two UW players are listed among the nation's top-50 in singles and also form a highly ranked doubles team. Listed No. 4 in the national singles rankings, Robert Kendrick owns a 25-6 overall record and is 14-3 in duals at both the No. 1 and 2 positions. Eric Drew is listed No. 43 in the rankings and owns a record of 14-5 overall and in duals, also seeing time in both the No. 1 and 2 slots. The doubles team of Drew/Kendrick is ranked No. 14 and stands 11-3, all in the No. 1 position.

Latest Results - Pac-10 Wins Over Stanford & Cal
UCLA posted a pair of important Pac-10 Conference victories over the weekend, defeating No. 4 ranked Stanford, 5-2, and No. 31 Cal, 6-1. The Bruins claimed the doubles point each day as the No. 1 team of Jason Cook/Brandon Kramer and the No. 3 duo of Marcin Rozpedski/Chris Sands posted the wins in both.

In singles action, Jean-Noel Grinda claimed two wins in the top-slot, as did Jong-Min Lee in the No. 4 position and Kramer at No. 5. Rozpedski notched a win against Cal on court No. 6, while Sands lost his match against Stanford in his only singles action. Cook and Zack Fleishman both split their matches in the No. 2 and 3 slots, respectively over the weekend. Cook won against Stanford and Fleishman against Cal.

Next Up - UCLA Takes Final Dual-Match Roadtrip
The final regular-season dual-match roadtrip has the Bruins traveling to the Bay Area to again face the University of California and Stanford. UCLA plays at Cal on Friday, April 16 at 1:30 p.m, then at Stanford on Saturday, April 17 at Noon. Following this trip only the Pac-10 Individual Championships and NCAA action remains on the schedule.

UCLA Men's Tennis Roster

Name Ht. Wt. Yr. R/L Hometown (High School / Previous School) Hassan Akmal* 5-11 175 Sr. R Clovis, Calif. (Clovis HS / UC San Diego) Jason Cook** 6-0 180 Sr. R Woodland Hills, Calif. (Calabasas HS / Univ. of New Mexico) Zack Fleishman 6-2 175 Fr. R Playa del Rey, Calif. (Venture School) Jean-Noel Grinda* 6-3 175 So. L Nice, France (Parc Imperial HS) Jay Jackson*** 6-0 165 Sr. R Bel-Air, Calif. (University HS) Brandon Kramer** 6-0 165 Jr. R Reno, Nevada (Reno HS) Jong-Min Lee 5-10 160 Jr. R Seoul, Korea (The Geelong College / UC Santa Barbara) Xavier Luscan 5-8 154 Fr. R Garches, France (Lycee Claude Bernard) Darren Miller*** 6-2 192 Sr. R Calabasas, Calif. (Calabasas HS) Mark Miller*** 5-11 175 Sr. R Beverly Hills, Calif. (Beverly Hills HS) Noah Newman* 5-11 154 So. R Hollywood, Calif. (John Marshall HS) Duke Nguyen 5-10 155 Fr. R San Francisco, Calif. (Lowell HS) Chris Sands* 5-8 165 So. L Los Gatos, Calif. (Los Gatos HS) Marcin Rozpedski 6-2 170 Jr. R Warsaw, Poland (College of the Desert)

* Indicates varsity letters won at UCLA

Head Coach: Billy Martin, 6th year (UCLA '89)
Assistant Coach: Brett Greenwood, 11th year (UCLA '87)
Volunteer Assistant Coach: Tony Hsu, 2nd year
Manager: Zach Miller, 2nd year

UCLA MTN Quick Facts

Current Team Rank:                  Tie No. 1 - Spring #2 (3/22)
Team's Dual Match Record:           18-1
Pac-10 Record:                      4-1
Head Coach:                         Billy Martin (6th season)
Current Career Dual-match Record:   128-26
Last Year's Record:                 17-8 overall, 5-2 Pac-10
Final 1998 Team Ranking:            Nation - 7
Bruins' Lineup w/Records
Pos.  Name                  Dual   Overall
1S    Jean-Noel Grinda      15-3    22-4
2S    Jason Cook            14-5    15-6
3S    Zack Fleishman        11-7   17-12
4S    Jong-Min Lee           9-2    15-5
5S    Brandon Kramer        14-2    24-7
6S    Chris Sands           13-4    20-8
7S    Marcin Rozpedski      11-1    11-1
8S    Noah Newman            1-0     7-4
1D    Cook / Kramer         16-3    18-4
2D    Grinda / Lee          12-4    12-5
3D    Rozpedski / Sands     11-2    11-2
Bruins In The 98-99 ITA National Rankings
Team     Fall  S1  S2
UCLA    5 tie   1   1

Doubles PS Fall W S1 S2 Cook/Kramer - - 9 7 6 Grinda/Lee 23 ID - 25 19

Singles PS Fall W S1 S2 Cook 63 NA - 98 t100 Fleishman 85 66 t100 - - Grinda 10 ID 14 11 8 Lee 36 - - - - Kramer - t92 - 88 99

1999 UCLA Men's Tennis Schedule/Results
Date         Opponent (Rank)           Site/Time/Results   Score
Jan. 13      FRESNO STATE (22)                            W  7-0
Jan. 15-17   at National Collegiate Tennis Classic           NTR  
Jan. 22      TULANE (t28)                                 W  7-0
Jan. 26      UC IRVINE (67)        Cancelled due to Rain
Jan. 29      at Arizona* (t45)                            W  6-1
Jan. 30      at Arizona State* (17)                       L  3-4
Feb. 2       NEW MEXICO (56)                              W  6-1
Feb. 10      U SAN DIEGO (73)                             W  7-0
Feb. 12      USC* (15)                                    W  5-2
Feb. 16      at Washington (18)                           W  5-2
Feb. 18      vs. SMU (t10)                                W  5-2
Feb. 19      at Washington (18)                           W  4-3
Feb. 20      vs. Duke (t10)                               W  4-2
Feb. 21      vs. Illinois (t5)                            W  5-2
Feb. 27      RICE                                         W  6-1
Mar. 3       at USC                                       W  6-1
Mar. 5-7     at Pacific Coast Doubles                        NTR  
Mar. 12      ARIZONA STATE                                W  5-2
Mar. 13      ARIZONA                                      W  7-0
Mar. 17      MIAMI                                        W  6-1
Apr. 2       STANFORD*                                    W  5-2
Apr. 3       CAL*                                         W  6-1
Apr. 6       TEXAS A&M                                LATC  1:30
Apr. 9       OREGON*                                  LATC  1:30
Apr. 10      WASHINGTON*                              LATC  Noon
Apr. 16      at California  Berkeley, CA                    1:30
Apr. 17      at Stanford  Stanford, CA                      Noon
Apr. 22-25   at Pac-10 Conf. Championships  Ojai, CA     All Day
May 14-16    at NCAA Regionals  TBD                      All Day
May 22-30    at NCAA Championships  Athens, GA           All Day

All home matches in BOLD ALL CAPS; LATC - Los Angeles Tennis Center; * Pac-10 counting matches, All times local to match site and subject to change

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Tuesday, Mar 01
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 2
vs. Pacific Coast ...
La Jolla, CA
Thursday, Mar 10
vs. BYU
Los Angeles, CA
W, 7 - 0
Tuesday, Mar 22
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