Mkrtchian Claims Title in Costa Mesa

Jan. 3, 2012

Costa Mesa, Calif. - UCLA freshman men's tennis player Dennis Mkrtchian lived up to his top seeding at last week's Costa Mesa Intercollegiate Classic, winning six-straight matches to claim the singles title at the Costa Mesa Tennis Center.

Mkrtchian, who dropped just one set in six matches, downed unseeded Alex Bouillin of UC Santa Barbara, 7-6, 6-3 in Friday's singles final. He had previously downed fourth-seeded Denis Nguyen of Harvard, 6-2, 6-3 in Thursday's semifinals. Mkrtchian's closest match of the tournament came in the quarterfinals where he dropped the first set to San Diego State's Derek Siddiqui before recovering for a 4-6, 6-0, 7-5 victory.

UCLA's Alex Brigham was also in the tournament, however he fell in the second round to second-seeded Greg Scott of UCSB, 6-3, 7-5.

Mkrtchian's Road to the Title
1st Rd. - Bye
2nd Rd. - def. Daniel Ho (Stanford), 6-4, 6-3
3rd Rd. - def. Chasen Melton (Cal), 6-3, 6-4
Rd. of 16 - def. Andre Halabi (UC Santa Cruz), 6-2, 6-4
Quarterfinals - def. Derek Siddiqui (SDSU), 4-6, 6-0, 7-5
Semifinals - def. Denis Nguyen (Harvard), 6-2, 6-3
Final - def. Axel Bouillin (UCSB), 7-6, 6-3

Complete results from the Costa Mesa Intercollegiate Classic can be found by clicking HERE.

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