No. 8 Men's Tennis Downs Arizona, 7-0

March 16, 2007

Tucson, Ariz. - The No. 8 UCLA men's tennis team downed Arizona, 7-0 in a non-conference showdown at the LaNelle Robson Tennis Center on Friday. With the win, the Bruins improve to 10-3 overall.

In doubles, representing UCLA at the No. 1 position was the undefeated duo of Philipp Gruendler and Benjamin Kohlloeffel. The No. 7 team in the nation took down Arizona's Claudio Christen and Ravid Hezi 8-5. The other two Wildcat tandems suffered similar fates as UCLA headed into singles play with a one-point advantage.

Kohlloeffel, No. 4 in the nation, defeated Christen at the No. 1 spot while No. 48 Haythem Abid beat Arizona freshman Ravid Hezi at No. 2. Both matches were 6-4, 6-4. Alcala and Jason Labrosse only lost their serves one time each, but both ended up dropping their matches to No. 47 Chris Surapol and Philipp Gruendler, respectively. At No. 5, sophomore Peter Zimmer was engaged in a three-set match for the fifth time in his last seven outings. This one ended in favor of the opposition, as UCLA's Michael Look came away with the win 5-7, 6-4, 7-5. Arizona freshman Alex Labrosse also went three sets before losing to sophomore Michael Drean.

UCLA travels to Tempe tomorrow for a 1:00 p.m. showdown with Arizona State.

Doubles

Pos.OpponentsScore
1.(7) Gruendler/Kohlloeffel (UCLA) def. Christen/Hezi (UA) 8-5
2. Abid/Surapol (UCLA) def. J. Labrosse/Zimmer (UA) 8-7
3. Drean/ Mathieu Dehaine (UCLA) def. Alcala/Romic (UA) 8-5
UCLA Wins Doubles Point

Singles

Pos.OpponentsScore
1.(4) Benjamin Kohlloeffel (UCLA) def. Claudio Christen (UA) 6-4, 6-4
2.(48) Haythem Abid (UCLA) def. Ravid Hezi (UA) 6-4, 6-4
3.(47) Chris Surapol (UCLA) def. Bruno Alcala (UA) 6-4, 7-6(2)
4. Philipp Gruendler (UCLA) def. Jason Labrosse (UA) 7-6(4), 6-4
5. Michael Look (UCLA) def. Peter Zimmer (UA) 5-7, 6-3, 7-5
6. Jeremy Drean (UCLA) def. Alex Labrosse (UA) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3

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Tuesday, Mar 01
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 2
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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
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
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