No. 8 Bruins Down Arizona, 6-1

Feb. 24, 2006

LOS ANGELES - The eighth-ranked UCLA men's tennis team rebounded strong after losing the doubles point Friday, storming back to take six straight singles matches en route to a 6-1 victory over Arizona at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. With the victory, UCLA moves to 8-3 on the season. Arizona, which suffered its first loss of the year Friday, is now 8-1.

UCLA's Benjamin Kohlloeffel and Philipp Gruendler turned in the top performances of the afternoon, as the two teamed together to win the Bruins' only doubles match before each taking straight-set singles wins. Gruendler and Kohlloeffel, the 10th-ranked team in the nation, started the day with an 8-4 victory over Claudio Christen/Jeff Groslimond at court No. 1. Kohlloeffel then downed 80th-ranked Roger Matalonga, 6-4, 6-2 at No. 1 singles. Gruendler, meanwhile, took a 6-4, 6-4 decision over Bruno Alcala at court No. 5.

Other Bruin singles winners on the day included Haythem Abid, Mathieu Dehaine, Chris Surapol and Michael Look.

The Pac-10 counting match between these two schools will not be until an April 1 meeting in Tucson. UCLA returns to the Los Angeles Tennis Center tomorrow, hosting Arizona State at 1:00 p.m.


1.(10) Gruendler/Kohlloeffel (UCLA) def. Christen/Groslimond (UofA)8-4
2.(45) Andrus/Matalonga (UofA) def. Abid/Surapol (UCLA)8-5
3.Alcala/Peter Zimmer def. Dehaine/ Aaron Yovan (UCLA)8-5
Arizona Wins Doubles Point


1.(3) Benjamin Kohlloeffel (UCLA) def. (80) Roger Matalonga (UofA)6-4, 6-2*
2.Haythem Abid (UCLA) def. (84) Jeff Groslimond (UofA)6-4, 6-4
3.(82) Mathieu Dehaine (UCLA) def. Daniel Andrus (UofA)6-1, 6-1
4.Chris Surapol (UCLA) def. Claudio Christen (UofA)6-0, 6-2
5.Philipp Gruendler (UCLA) def. Bruno Alcala (UofA)6-4, 6-4
6.(75) Michael Look (UCLA) def. Jason Labrosse (UofA)6-0, 4-6, (10-7)
* Denotes Clinching Match -- Singles Order of Finish: 3, 4, 5, 1, 2, 6

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