Men's Tennis Cruises over Southern Illinois in NCAA First Round

May 8, 2009

LOS ANGELES - The seventh-seeded UCLA men's tennis team had little trouble in its opening match of the 2009 NCAA Championships on Friday, cruising to a 4-0 victory over Southern Illinois in regional action at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. The win sets up a second-round showdown with Hawai'i (11-9) on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. The Rainbow Warriors upset 20th-ranked Oklahoma State, 4-3 earlier in the day.

After taking the doubles point, UCLA (18-4) received straight set singles wins at the bottom three courts, as Nick Meister, Amit Inbar and Michael Look all turned in solid performances. The Bruins were also leading at two of the other three courts when play was suspended.

With the loss, Southern Illinois ends its season with an 18-7 overall record.

Hawai'i and UCLA have played once already this season, with the Bruins taking a 6-1 victory over the Warriors on March 11 at the Los Angeles Tennis Center.

NCAA Men's Tennis Championships
First Round @ Los Angeles (Los Angeles Tennis Center)
May 8, 2009

(7) UCLA def. Southern Illinois, 4-0

Doubles
1. (52) Look/Meister (UCLA) led Villasenor/West (SIU), 7-5 Susp.
2. (80) Inbar/Srugo (UCLA) def. Leonenko/Waked (SIU), 8-3
3. Haythem Abid/Brooklyn (UCLA) def. Rubiano/Vidal (SIU), 8-1
UCLA Wins Doubles Point -- Order of Finish: 3, 2

Singles
1. (64) Matt Brooklyn (UCLA) led Felipe Villasenor (SIU), 6-4, 3-3 Susp.
2. Harel Srugo (UCLA) led Lucas Waked (SIU), 6-3, 5-0 Susp.
3. Holden Seguso (UCLA) tied with Eric West (SIU), 6-6 Susp.
4. (100) Michael Look (UCLA) def. Hugo Vidal (SIU), 6-2, 6-2*
5. (107) Nick Meister (UCLA) def. Sebastian Rubiano (SIU), 6-2, 6-1
6. Amit Inbar (UCLA) def. Anton Leonenko (SIU), 6-4, 6-3

* Denotes Clinching Match Order of Finish: 5, 6, 4


EVENT INFORMATION
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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
vs. Weber State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 0
Saturday, May 14
vs. San Diego
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 0
Friday, May 20
vs. Stanford
Tulsa, OK
W, 4 - 2
Sunday, May 22
vs. Oklahoma
Tulsa, OK
L, 3 - 4
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