Kosakowski Advances in NCAA Singles Play

May 25, 2011

Stanford, Calif. - UCLA tennis player Daniel Kosakowski booked a spot in the second round of the NCAA Singles Championships on Wednesday, notching a straight-set opening-round win at Stanford's Taube Tennis Stadium.

Kosakowski, who is currently ranked No. 37 in the ITA Singles Rankings, downed 61st-ranked Artem Ilyushin of Mississippi State, 6-1, 6-1 in the first round. Next up is a showdown with top-seeded Steve Johnson of USC in the second round on Thursday. It will mark the fourth meeting between the two players this season, with Johnson winning the previous three encounters. Thursday's match time has not yet been announced.

On the women's side, junior McCall Jones suffered a first-round loss, as she was beaten 2-6, 6-1, 7-5 by Notre Dame's Shannon Mathews. The two players are listed just one place apart in the current ITA Rankings, with Mathews checking in at No. 56 nationally and Jones at No. 57.

Rain in Northern California has caused a delay in the start of several matches. Both Noelle Hickey and Amit Inbar were scheduled to play later in the day.

Two UCLA men's players received some good news on Wednesday, as Alex Brigham and Adrien Puget were accepted to the 32-team doubles draw in Stanford. The Bruin tandem was the first alternate and was inserted into the draw when another team pulled out. They will face Michigan's Jason Jung and Evan King on Thursday.

Please visit Stanford's Tournament Central Page for more information on the NCAA Championships.


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Tuesday, Feb 09
at Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
L, 1 - 6
Friday, Feb 12
vs. Georgia
Charlottesville, VA
W, 4 - 3
Saturday, Feb 13
vs. Texas A&M
Charlottesville, VA
W, 4 - 2
Sunday, Feb 14
vs. North Carolina
Charlottesville, VA
L, 2 - 4
Saturday, Feb 20
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 7 - 0
Saturday, Feb 27
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
W, 4 - 3
Tuesday, Mar 01
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 2
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vs. Pacific Coast ...
La Jolla, CA
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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 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Weber State
Los Angeles, CA
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