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.
|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|
|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|