Main Draw Play Begins at ITA All-American Championships

Oct. 6, 2011

Members of the UCLA men's and women's tennis teams began main draw play at the ITA All-American Championships on Thursday.

The Bruin men had a tough day at the office while playing at Tulsa's Michael D. Case Tennis Center, as all three UCLA singles players fell in tight third sets. After winning his opening round match in straight sets over Iowa's Marc Bruche, freshman Marcos Giron was forced to retire due to injury in his second-round match against Vanderbilt's Charlie Jones, falling 7-5, 4-6, 6-6 (4-1) Ret. Sophomore Adrien Puget was also a first-round winner, downing Harvard's Jonathan Pearlman in straight sets before being ousted by sixth-seeded Dennis Nevolo of Illinois, 6-1, 3-6, 7-6(3).

Sophomore Clay Thompson was the team's third player to fall in a third-set tiebreaker, as he suffered a 6-3, 4-6, 7-6(6) loss to Baylor's Robert Maytin in the first round. All three UCLA players had multiple match points before losing.

The Bruins' lone doubles team in the main draw, eighth-seeded Alex Brigham and Puget, were upset in the opening round by Oklahoma's Tsvetan Mihov and Peerakit Siributwong, 9-7.

More information about the All-American Championships in Tulsa can be found by clicking HERE

Playing at the ITA/Riviera All-American Championships at the nearby Riviera Country Club, freshman women's tennis player Robin Anderson continued to impress, as she advanced to the second round of singles with a 4-6, 6-1, 6-1 victory over Stanford's Stacy Tan. Awaiting Anderson in the second round is sixth-seeded Zoe DeBruycker of North Carolina.

The Bruin doubles tandem of Courtney Dolehide and Pamela Montez was forced to retire in the first round following an injury to Dolehide. Tennessee's Brynn Boren and Sarah Toti were leading 4-3 in the pro set at the time of retirement.

More information about the All-American Championships at the Riviera Country Club can be found by clicking HERE

ITA Men's All-American Championships (Tulsa, Okla.)

Singles First Round
Marcos Giron (UCLA) def. Marc Bruche (Iowa) - 6-2, 6-2
Adrien Puget (UCLA) def. Jonathan Pearlman (Harvard) - 6-2, 6-4
Roberto Maytin (Baylor) def. Clay Thompson (UCLA) - 6-3, 4-6, 7-6(6)

Singles Second Round
(6) Dennis Nevolo (Illinois) def. Adrien Puget (UCLA) - 6-1, 3-6, 7-6(3)
Charlie Jones (Vanderbilt) def. Marcos Giron (UCLA) - 7-5, 4-6, 6-6(4-1), Ret.

Doubles First Round
Mihov/Siributwong (Oklahoma) def. (8) Brigham/Puget (UCLA) - 9-7

ITA/Riviera Women's All-American Championships (Riviera Country Club)

Singles First Round
Robin Anderson (UCLA) def. Stacy Tan (Stanford) - 4-6, 6-1, 6-1

Doubles First Round
Boren/Toti (Tennessee) def. Dolehide/Montez (UCLA) - 4-3, Ret. (inj.)


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