No. 4 Men's Tennis Blanks No. 19 Stanford, 7-0

Feb. 3, 2007

LOS ANGELES - For the first time in 15 years, the fourth-ranked UCLA men's tennis team didn't surrender a single point to Stanford, registering a 7-0 victory over the 19th-ranked Cardinal at the Los Angeles Tennis Center on Saturday. With the win, UCLA improves to 5-0 on the season, while Stanford drops to 0-3.

UCLA's Philipp Gruendler and Benjamin Kohlloeffel clinched the doubles point for the Bruins at court No. 1, posting an 8-6 victory over Matt Bruch and Richard Wire. That win was preceded by an 8-4 victory by UCLA's Haythem Abid and Chris Surapol at court No. 2.

The Bruins continued to dominate in singles play, moving out to a 3-0 lead in just over an hour. Kohlloeffel turned in his usual performance at the No. 1 position, downing Bruch, 6-2, 6-1. That win was followed up by Jeremy Drean at court No. 6, as he was a 6-2, 6-0 winner over Jeff Zeller.

Gruendler clinched the win for the Bruins at court No. 5, recording a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Kevin Kaiser. Mathieu Dehaine and Surapol also posted straight-set wins for UCLA.

UCLA's last shutout over Stanford was a 6-0 decision back in 1992.

The closest match of the day came at court No. 2, where Abid needed a 10-point tiebreaker in place of a third set to defeat Wire, 6-4, 4-6, (10-8).

Next up for UCLA is a trip to Waco, Texas for a meeting with the second-ranked Baylor Bears on Feb. 10.

Doubles

Pos.OpponentsScore
1.Gruendler/Kohlloeffel (UCLA) def. Bruch/Wire (Stan)8-6
2.Abid/Surapol (UCLA) def. (32) Paul Morrissey/Muller (Stan)8-4
3.McKean/Zeller (Stan) def. (18) Dehaine/Drean (UCLA)8-3
UCLA Wins Doubles Point

Singles

Pos.OpponentsScore
1.(5) Benjamin Kohlloeffel (UCLA) def. Matt Bruch (Stan)6-2, 6-1
2.Haythem Abid (UCLA) def. Richard Wire (Stan)6-4, 4-6, (10-8)
3.(27) Chris Surapol (UCLA) def. Blake Muller (Stan)6-1, 6-3
4.Mathieu Dehaine (UCLA) def. Eric McKean (Stan)6-1, 7-5
5.Philipp Gruendler (UCLA) def. Kevin Kaiser (Stan)6-3, 6-2
6.Jeremy Drean (UCLA) def. Jeff Zeller (Stan)6-2, 6-0
* Denotes Clinching Match / Order of Finish: 1, 6, 5, 3, 4, 2

EVENT INFORMATION
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Friday, Feb 05
vs. San Diego
Los Angeles, CA
W, 7 - 0
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. 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
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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
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vs. California
Ojai, CA
W, 4 - 1
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Los Angeles, CA
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