Men's Tennis Starts 2007 Ranked No. 4 in the Nation

Jan. 9, 2007

Billy Martin's UCLA men's tennis team will start the 2007 season as the No. 4 ranked team in the nation as the Fila Collegiate Tennis Rankings were announced on Tuesday. Senior reigning NCAA Champion Benjamin Kohlloeffel leads the Bruins with a No. 5 national ranking.

Georgia will start the season off in the No. 1 spot, having earned 33 first-place votes. UCLA received one first-place vote, the only other team in the poll receiving No. 1 votes aside from Georgia. Ohio State enters the season at No. 2, followed by Baylor at No. 3, UCLA at No. 4 and Illinios at No. 5. The defending NCAA team champions, Pepperdine, enter the season in the No. 10 spot.

In singles rankings, Kohllhoeffel earned a No. 5 ranking after having won the individual title last season, while senior Chris Surapol ranks 27th.

In doubles action, two Bruin teams made the national list as Mathieu Dehaine and Jeremy Drean lead the team as the 18th-ranked partnership. Surapol and Kohlloeffel are ranked 44th.

Ohio State freshman Steven Moneke enters the season as the top-ranked singles player, while Georgia's John Isner and Luis Flores are the top-ranked doubles team.

The men's team will open up the 2007 season this weekend as they compete at two seperate tournaments - the National Collegiate Tennis Classic in Indian Wells, CA and the Sherwood Tournament in Thousand Oaks, CA. They will then open up at home on Thursday, January 18 with a match against UC Irvine in the L.A. Tennis Center at 1:30 pm.


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. 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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