Men's Tennis Begins NCAA Tournament This Friday

May 12, 2011

NCAA Men's Tennis Regionals
May 13-14 @ Los Angeles, Calif.
Los Angeles Tennis Center

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♦ Tickets: $7 adults / $5 Youth

The 12th-seeded UCLA men's tennis team (16-6) kicks off NCAA Regional play at the Los Angeles Tennis Center this Friday, taking on Binghamton (12-13) beginning at 1:00 p.m. The other NCAA Regional match that day features UC Irvine (19-7) facing Mississippi (12-9) at 10:00 a.m. Friday's winners will meet in the second round on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. with the winner of that match advancing to the round of 16 the following week in Stanford, Calif.

Of the three teams visiting UCLA this weekend, the Bruins have only faced UC Irvine this season. The two teams squared off on Feb. 3 at the Los Angeles Tennis Center, with UCLA pulling out a 4-3 victory courtesy of Maxime Tabatruong's three-set victory over Sam Gould at No. 3 singles.

The Bruins are led by freshman Daniel Kosakowski, who has appeared at the No. 1 singles position in all 22 matches this season. He is currently ranked No. 37 nationally in singles, boasting a 20-12 overall record. Other UCLA players listed in the May 2 ITA Singles Rankings include: Amit Inbar (#58), Clay Thompson (#79) and Adrien Puget (#103). In addition, Alex Brigham and Puget are ranked No. 32 in doubles, followed by Warren Hardie and Inbar at No. 57.

UCLA, which is making its 35th straight NCAA Tournament appearance, is the only team to compete in every NCAA Tournament since the team format was adopted in 1977. Head coach Billy Martin, who led UCLA to the program's 16th NCAA title in 2005, will pick up his 400th career coaching victory with a win over Binghamton on Friday. His current coaching record stands at 399-85.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS