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.
|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|
|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|