Gruendler/Kohlloeffel Named Pac-10 Players of the Week

April 24, 2006

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - UCLA juniors Philipp Gruendler and Benjamin Kohlloeffel have been named the Pac-10 Men's Tennis Players of the Week for Apr. 17 - 23, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Gruendler and Kohlloeffel set a new school record by posting their 20th-consecutive victory together in a 4-3 UCLA win over USC on Friday, clinching a share of the 2006 Pac-10 title for the Bruins. Gruendler and Kohlloeffel, the nation's second-ranked doubles team, fought off four match points in their 9-8(6) win over 32nd-ranked Jamil Al-Agba/Dejan Cvetkovic at No. 1 doubles. They finish the regular season undefeated in dual-match play (20-0), owning a 25-2 overall record. UCLA's previous record for consecutive doubles victories was 19, set by Patrick Galbraith and Brian Garrow in 1989.

This marks Gruendler and Kohlloeffel's first Pac-10 Players of the Week honor as a doubles team and UCLA's third weekly honor all-time. The tandem are the first in the Conference to be named Players of the Week as a doubles team. Kohlloeffel has earned two Player of the Week awards this season for his performance on the singles court.

ALSO NOMINATED: Conor Niland, Sr., CAL; Jamil Al-Agba, Jr., USC; Daniel Chu, Jr., WASH.

2006 PAC-10 MEN'S TENNIS PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 6- Roger Matalonga, Sr., ARIZ; Feb. 13- Conor Niland, Sr., CAL; Feb. 21- Jeff Groslimond, Sr., ARIZ; Feb. 27- Conor Niland, Sr., CAL; Mar. 13- Dejan Cvetkovic, So., USC; Mar. 20- Benjamin Kohlloeffel, Jr., UCLA; Mar. 27- Roger Matalonga, Sr., ARIZ; Apr. 3- Benjamin Kohlloeffel, Jr., UCLA; Apr. 10- Conor Niland, Sr., CAL; Apr. 17- Jean-Noel Insausti, Sr., WASH; Apr. 24- Philipp Gruendler, Jr., and Benjamin Kohlloeffel, Jr., UCLA.


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