UCLA Tennis Falls to Mississippi State, 25-24

Oct. 6, 2000

Los Angeles - The UCLA men's and women's tennis teams dropped a heartbreaker Friday, falling to Mississippi State, 25-24 in the opening day of competition at the 2000 World Team Tennis National Collegiate Championships at Stanford University.

UCLA took three of five matches from Mississippi State, however still lost because points are awarded by number of games won. This is the first time ever that the UCLA men and women are competing as one squad.

With the score tied at 24-24, the match came down to a mixed doubles supertiebreaker worth one point. In the supertiebreaker, MSU's Marco Baron and Amelie Detriviere defeated UCLA's Chris Sands and Zana Zlebnik 7-1, clinching a 25-24 victory for the Bulldogs.

The Bruins return to action Friday night, taking on Virginia Commonwealth beginning at 3:00 p.m.

Mississippi State 25, UCLA 24
WD: Walker/ Zlebnik (UCLA) def. Detriviere/ Oliveira (MSU) 6-4
MS: Marco Baron(MSU)def.Jean-JulienRojer (UCLA) 6-4
MD: Baron/Charles Sevigny(MSU)def.Rojer/ChrisSands (UCLA) 6-2
WS: Walker (UCLA) def. Detriviere (MSU) 6-4
MX: Sands/Zlebnik (UCLA) def. Baron/Detriviere (MSU) 6-4
STB:Baron/Detriviere (MSU) def. Sands/Zlebnik (UCLA) 1-0 (7-1)


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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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