March 30, 2012
Eugene, Ore. - The No. 5 UCLA men's tennis team began the Pac-12 season off on the right foot, as the Bruins dispatched of Oregon, 7-0 at the Student Tennis Center in Eugene on Friday afternoon. With the win, the Bruins improve to 15-2 overall and 1-0 in conference play.
UCLA was in control from the start, claiming the doubles point with wins at court Nos. 2 and 3. Although the Ducks (14-2; 0-2 Pac-12) were able to pull off an 8-4 upset at court No. 1, the point had already been decided by that time.
The Bruins then went on to post straight-set victories at all six singles courts. Sophomore Clay Thompson picked up his third victory at the No. 1 position this year, downing Oregon's top player Alex Rovello, 6-3, 6-2. Freshman newcomer Dennis Novikov also picked up his second win in a Bruin uniform, as he downed Jeff Mullen, 6-4, 6-4 at court No. 3.
UCLA rounds out its trip tomorrow in Seattle, as the Bruins will face Washington at 1:00 p.m. The Huskies suffered a 7-0 loss to USC on Friday.
#5 UCLA 7, #59 Oregon 0
Mar 30, 2012 at Eugene, OR (Student Tennis Center)
|1. Robin Cambier/Jeff Mullen (ORE) def. Alex Brigham/Adrien Puget (UCLA) 8-4|
|2. Nick Meister/Dennis Novikov (UCLA) def. Jose Izquierdo/Alex Rovello (ORE) 8-3|
|3. Marcos Giron/Warren Hardie (UCLA) def. Aaron Clissold/Daniel Sardu (ORE) 8-4|
|1. #59 Clay Thompson (UCLA) def. Alex Rovello (ORE) 6-3, 6-2|
|2. #30 Nick Meister (UCLA) def. Robin Cambier (ORE) 6-3, 6-1|
|3. Dennis Novikov (UCLA) def. Jeff Mullen (ORE) 6-4, 6-4|
|4. #115 Marcos Giron (UCLA) def. Daniel Sardu (ORE) 6-3, 6-2|
|5. #51 Adrien Puget (UCLA) def. Jose Izquierdo (ORE) 6-2, 6-3|
|6. Dennis Mkrtchian (UCLA) def. Aaron Clissold (ORE) 6-2, 6-2|
|UCLA 15-2; 1-0 Pac-12; National ranking #5|
|Oregon 14-2; 0-1 Pac-12; National ranking #59|
|Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (2,4,6,3,5,1)|