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.


EVENT INFORMATION
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Friday, Feb 05
vs. San Diego
Los Angeles, CA
W, 7 - 0
Tuesday, Feb 09
at Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
L, 1 - 6
Friday, Feb 12
vs. Georgia
Charlottesville, VA
W, 4 - 3
Saturday, Feb 13
vs. Texas A&M
Charlottesville, VA
W, 4 - 2
Sunday, Feb 14
vs. North Carolina
Charlottesville, VA
L, 2 - 4
Saturday, Feb 20
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 7 - 0
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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vs. Pacific Coast ...
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
Saturday, May 14 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Team & ...
TBA
Sunday, May 15 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Team & ...
TBA
Thursday, May 19 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Team & ...
Tulsa, OK
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