Inbar and Meister Crowned Champions in Irvine

Oct. 25, 2010

Irvine, Calif. - UCLA men's tennis players Amit Inbar and Nick Meister captured the doubles title at the 2010 USTA/ITA Southwest Regional Championships at UC Irvine on Monday.

Inbar and Meister, the tournament's top-seeded team, beat USC's second-seeded duo of Steve Johnson and Raymond Sarmiento, 9-7 in the final. With the match tied at 7-7, UCLA broke for an 8-7 advantage allowing Meister to close out the match on his serve.

"This was definitely a good showing for so early in the year," said head coach Billy Martin. "Nick and Amit are looking like they did last year and that's very encouraging for us. I thought we could have had a better showing in singles to be quite honest. So it was good to have a nice ending with this doubles title."

It marks Inbar's second straight regional championship, as he captured the singles title at last year's event at Pepperdine. It is UCLA's first regional doubles championship since Benjamin Kohlloeffel and Chris Surapol captured the title in 2006.

With the win, Inbar and Meister earn a spot in next month's USTA/ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships, Nov. 4-7 at the USTA Billie Jean King Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y.

Complete draws and results from Irvine can be found HERE.


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