April 1, 2011
LOS ANGELES - The No. 16 UCLA men's tennis team picked up its first Pac-10 win of the season on Friday, registering a 5-2 victory over No. 20 Washington at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. With the win, the Bruins up their record to 12-5 overall and 1-2 in conference play, while the Huskies see their record fall to 14-6 and 1-1 in the Pac-10.
UCLA pulled out a huge win at court No. 1 to claim the doubles point on Friday. After both teams split wins at court Nos. 2 and 3, UCLA's Alex Brigham and Adrien Puget fought off two match points to upset 31st-ranked Kyle McMorrow and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan, 9-8(7). Brigham and Puget were trailing 4-6 in that decisive tiebreaker.
Fortunately for UCLA, singles wasn't nearly as close, as the Bruins would take four straight-set victories to eventually take a 5-0 lead. In the featured match of the day at court No. 1, 33rd-ranked Daniel Kosakowski downed 68th-ranked Kyle McMorrow, 6-1, 6-3. Two other Bruin freshman also picked up solid wins on Friday, as Clay Thompson upset 85th-ranked Martin Kildahl, 6-2, 6-3 at court No. 3, and Puget followed up his fine doubles performance with a 6-0, 6-3 win over Daniel Schmidt.
UCLA returns to action on Saturday, hosting Oregon at 1:00 p.m.
#16 UCLA 5, #20 Washington 2
Apr 01, 2011 at Los Angeles, CA (Los Angeles Tennis Center)
|1. Alex Brigham/Puget (UCLA) def. #31 McMorrow/Nedunchezhiyan (WASH) 9-8(7)|
|2. Warren Hardie/Inbar (UCLA) def. #69 Kildahl/Obenaus (WASH) 8-5|
|3. Bots/Schmidt (WASH) def. Kosakowski/Seguso (UCLA) 8-5|
|1. #33 Daniel Kosakowski (UCLA) def. #68 Kyle McMorrow (WASH) 6-1, 6-3|
|2. #74 J. Nedunchezhiyan (WASH) def. #71 Amit Inbar (UCLA) 7-6(4), 6-4|
|3. Clay Thompson (UCLA) def. #85 Martin Kildahl (WASH) 6-2, 6-3|
|4. Adrien Puget (UCLA) def. Daniel Schmidt (WASH) 6-0, 6-3|
|5. Tobi Obenaus (WASH) def. Maxime Tabatruong (UCLA) 5-7, retired|
|6. Holden Seguso (UCLA) def. Marton Bots (WASH) 6-1, 6-4|
|Washington 14-6; 1-1 Pac-10; National ranking #20|
|UCLA 12-5; 1-2 Pac-10; National ranking #16|
|Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (4,1,6,3,5,2)|