Kohlloeffel Reaches Final at ITA Indoors

Nov. 4, 2006

Columbus, Ohio - UCLA men's tennis player Benjamin Kohlloeffel fought off two match points in the semifinals of the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships on Saturday, earning a spot in Sunday's final for the second year in a row.

Kohlloeffel, who was taking on Oklahoma State's Ivan Puchkarov, saved match point twice in the third set tie-breaker to eventually win 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(6). On Sunday he'll be looking to become just the third player to repeat as ITA Indoor men's singles champion, joining Arizona State's Sargis Sargsian (1994-95) and Trinity's Erick Iskersky (1978-79). The senior from Germany will also be looking to collect his third national singles title (he won the NCAA crown last May). Today's victory moves his record to 57-5 over the past two seasons. Puchkarov, another surprise semifinalist at No. 61 in the Fila rankings, just missed become the first Cowboy player since Pavel Kudrnac in 1998 to reach the ITA Indoor final.

Sunday's singles final will be broadcast live on RadioTennis.com at Noon.


EVENT INFORMATION
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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. Pacific Coast ...
La Jolla, CA
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Thursday, Mar 10
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
Thursday, Apr 14
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
Saturday, Apr 23
vs. California
Ojai, CA
W, 4 - 1
Friday, May 13 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Weber State
Los Angeles, CA
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