No. 9 Men's Tennis Downs ASU, 6-1

March 31, 2006

Tempe, Ariz. - The No. 9 UCLA men's tennis team looked strong in its Pac-10 opener Friday, downing Arizona State, 6-1 at the Whiteman Tennis Center. The Bruins improve their record to 12-4 overall and 1-0 in Pac-10 play. The Sun Devils fall to 6-10 overall and 0-1 in conference action.

After sweeping all three doubles matches to take a 1-0 lead in the match, UCLA came out strong in singles play, winning the first five matches in straight sets.

Chris Surapol and Benjamin Kohlloeffel were the first to finish their singles matches, giving the Bruins a 3-0 lead. Surapol downed Ryan Waits, 6-1, 6-1 at court No. 5, while Kohlloeffel was a 6-1, 6-0 winner over Jonathan Kinsella at court No. 1.

Freshman Haythem Abid clinched the win for UCLA at court No. 2, posting a 6-4, 6-2 decision over ASU's Chris Biro. Mathieu Dehaine and Michael Look were the other two singles winners for UCLA Friday.

ASU's lone point on the day came at court No. 4, where Nick Hegarty edged Philipp Gruendler, 1-6, 6-2, 7-5.

UCLA heads to Tucson tomorrow to face Arizona at 1:00 p.m.

Doubles

Pos.OpponentsScore
1.(4) Gruendler/Kohlloeffel (UCLA) def. Kinsella/Waits (ASU)8-4
2.Abid/Surapol (UCLA) def. Hegarty/McBride (ASU)8-7(2)
3.Jeremy Drean /Dehaine (UCLA) def. Beatty/Bellama (ASU)8-6
UCLA Wins Doubles Point

Singles

Pos.OpponentsScore
1.(2) Benjamin Kohlloeffel (UCLA) def. (85) Jonathan Kinsella (ASU)6-1, 6-0
2.(94) Haythem Abid (UCLA) def. Chris Biro (ASU)6-4, 6-2*
3.(71) Mathieu Dehaine (UCLA) def. Ryan McBride (ASU)7-6(3), 6-0
4.Nick Hegarty (ASU) def. Philipp Gruendler (UCLA)1-6, 6-2, 7-5
5.(86) Chris Surapol (UCLA) def. Ryan Waits (ASU)6-1, 6-1
6.(109) Michael Look (UCLA) def. TJ Bellama (ASU)6-2, 6-4
* Denotes Clinching Match -- Singles Order of Finish: 5, 1, 2, 3, 6, 4

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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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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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