Jan. 18, 2007
LOS ANGELES - The fourth-ranked UCLA men's tennis team (1-0) turned in a dominating performance in its 2007 season opener on Thursday, posting a 7-0 decision over UC Irvine (0-1) at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. With the win, the Bruins improve to 30-2 all-time against the Anteaters and have now won the last 16 meetings between the two teams.
The featured match of the afternoon came at No. 1 singles, where fifth-ranked Benjamin Kohlloeffel took on former Bruin Aaron Yovan. Kohlloeffel, the defending NCAA singles champion, was the first to finish his match after registering a 6-1, 6-1 victory.
UCLA's other singles players followed suit, as Haythem Abid, Mathieu Dehaine, Philipp Gruendler, Jeremy Drean and Michael Look all posted straight-set wins. Look lost just one game en route to a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Alex Sundling at court No. 6.
UCLA has two more home matches next week, hosting San Diego on Wednesday and BYU on Friday. Both matches begin at 1:30 p.m.
|1.||Gruendler/Kohlloeffel (UCLA) def. Ulukan/Yovan (UCI)||8-1|
|2.||Abid/ Chris Surapol (UCLA) def. Andrei Radulescu/Sundling (UCI)||8-3|
|3.||(18) Dehaine/Drean (UCLA) def. Suzuki/Tsai (UCI)||8-1|
|UCLA Wins Doubles Point|
|1.||(5) Benjamin Kohlloeffel (UCLA) def. Aaron Yovan (UCI)||6-1, 6-1|
|2.||Haythem Abid (UCLA) def. Shimpei Suzuki (UCI)||6-3, 6-3|
|3.||Mathieu Dehaine (UCLA) def. Victor Lamm (UCI)||6-2, 6-1|
|4.||Philipp Gruendler (UCLA) def. Mustafa Ulukan (UCI)||6-1, 6-1|
|5.||Jeremy Drean (UCLA) def. Zac Tsai (UCI)||7-6(5), 6-3|
|6.||Michael Look (UCLA) def. Alex Sundling (UCI)||6-0, 6-1|
|Order of Finish: 1, 4, 2, 3, 6, 5 --- Final Score: UCLA 7, UC Irvine 0|