April 9, 1999
This Week ... Homestand Concludes With Two Matches
The Bruins conclude the home portion of the schedule this weekend hosting Pac-10 foes Oregon on Friday, April 9 at 1:30 p.m. and No. 15 Washington on Saturday the 10th at Noon at the Los Angeles Tennis Center.
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 April 6. The Bruins have one individual listed among the top-15 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 slipped to No. 11. Rounding out the Bruins in the singles rankings are senior Jason Cook who jumped to No. 84 and junior Brandon Kramer who is climbed to No. 95. Cook and Kramer are the Bruins top-doubles team listed No. 10 in the nation, while the team of Grinda and junior Jong-Min Lee are currently No. 20. The ITA National Rankings reflect results through April 12 and the next edition will be released on Tuesday, April 20.
About This Weekend's Opponents ... Oregon & Washington
Friday's opponent, Oregon is no longer listed 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. One of two seniors on the squad, Miguel Arriaga is the hottest player on the court for the Ducks having won 16 of his last 18 matches and riding an eight-game, straight-set winning streak.
The final home opponent, Washington, is ranked No. 15 in the nation and enters the week 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. 9 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. 51 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. 19 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.
The match scheduled to be played on Tuesday, April 6 against No. 21 Texas A&M was cancelled due to rain and will not be rescheduled.
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 MTN Quick Facts
Current Team Rank: Tie No. 1 - Spring #3 (4/6)
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 S3 UCLA t5 / 1 / 1 1 Doubles PS / F / W / S1 / S2 S3 Cook/Kramer - /- / 9 / 7 / 6 10 Grinda/Lee 23 / ID / - / 25 / 19 20 Singles PS / F / W / S1 / S2 S3 Cook 63 / NA / - / 98 / t100 84 Fleishman 85 / 66 / t100 / - / - - Grinda 10 / ID / 14 / 11 / 8 11 Lee 36 / - / - / - / - - Kramer - / t92 / - / 88 / 99 95
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 (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 (49) W 6-1 Mar. 3 at USC (15) W 6-1 Mar. 5-7 at Pacific Coast Doubles NTR -- Mar. 12 ARIZONA STATE (t13) W 5-2 Mar. 13 ARIZONA (52) W 7-0 Mar. 17 MIAMI (t43) W 6-1 Apr. 2 STANFORD* (4) W 5-2 Apr. 3 CAL* (31) W 6-1 Apr. 6 TEXAS A&M (21) Cancelled (Rain) Apr. 9 OREGON* LATC 1:30 Apr. 10 WASHINGTON* (15) LATC Noon Apr. 16 at California Berkeley, CA 1:30 Apr. 17 at Stanford Stanford, CA Noon Apr. 22-25 at Pac-10 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 CAPS; LATC --Los Angeles Tennis Center; * Pac-10 counting matches, All times local to match site and subject to change