No. 4 Bruins Cruise in 2007 Season Opener

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

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