Tennis Teams in Action This Weekend

April 10, 2013

WOMEN
The No. 6 UCLA women's tennis team (15-4; 6-2 Pac-12) has just one match on tap this week, as the Bruins head to the Pacific Northwest for a Friday showdown with Oregon at 1:30 p.m. Live stats for the match can be accessed by clicking HERE.

The Bruins swept the Arizona schools last week on the road, taking a 5-2 win over Arizona last Friday in Tucson, and a 5-2 win over ASU on Saturday in Tempe. It marked a return to the win column for the Bruins, who had lost their previous two matches heading into the weekend.

With the two wins last week, UCLA moved up from No. 9 to No. 6 in the national team rankings released on Tuesday. UCLA also has five players ranked in singles led by Robin Anderson at No. 3. Kyle McPhillips (#71), Catherine Harrison (#84), Kaitlin Ray (#96) and Chanelle Van Nguyen (#111) are also ranked. In doubles, Anderson and Skylar Morton are UCLA's highest-ranked tandem at No. 16. Morton is also ranked No. 36 nationally with McPhillips, while Courtney Dolehide and Pamela Montez check in at No. 55. Complete rankings can be found by clicking HERE.

Following this week's showdown with Oregon, the Bruins close out the regular season at No. 5 USC on Thursday, April 18. That match will begin at 1:30 p.m. and will be covered by the Pac-12 Networks. Paul Sunderland and former UCLA tennis standout Justin Gimelstob will be calling that match live (singles only).

MEN
The second-ranked UCLA men's tennis team (18-1; 4-0 Pac-12) continues Pac-12 play this week, hosting both Washington and Oregon at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. The Bruins and Huskies will do battle on Friday at 1:30 p.m., while the Ducks visit the LATC on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. (Note: This match was originally scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m.).

Live stats for both of this weekend's matches can be accessed by clicking HERE.

UCLA improved to 4-0 in the Pac-12 last week, downing both Utah (6-1) and Arizona (7-0) at the LATC. The two victories also pushed the Bruins' winning streak to nine, with the team's last loss coming back on Feb. 17 (L, 4-3 to USC at National Team Indoors).

UCLA remained at No. 2 in the national team rankings this week, checking in right behind top-ranked and undefeated Virginia. Georgia, USC and Ohio State round out the top 5. Individual rankings were also released this Tuesday and here is where Bruin players are currently ranked:

Singles
18. Marcos Giron
20. Adrien Puget
32. Dennis Novikov
70. Dennis Mkrtchian

Doubles
38. Giron/Novikov
50. Puget/Karue Sell

Complete men's rankings can be found by clicking HERE.

With two wins this past weekend, freshman Karue Sell joined Marcos Giron and Dennis Mkrtchian in the 20-win club. Giron leads the team in victories with 25, while Mkrtchian ranks second with 23. Sell, who has won his last eight matches, is 21-7 overall.

Following this weekend, only two more regular-season matches remain for the Bruins, who will face No. 7 Pepperdine on Monday in Malibu and No. 4 USC at the LATC next Friday.


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vs. National Collegiate ...
Palm Desert, CA
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vs. Freeman Memorial ...
Las Vegas, NV
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Friday, Jan 22
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 0
Saturday, Jan 23
vs. Fresno State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 3 - 4
Friday, Jan 29
vs. Saint Mary's
Pacific Palisades, CA
W, 6 - 1
Sunday, Feb 07
vs. Northwestern
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 1
Saturday, Feb 13 - 10:00 AM PST
vs. UC Davis
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Feb 13 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Feb 18 - 1:30 PM PST
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Feb 20 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. California
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Feb 25 - 1:30 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Feb 27 - 1:30 PM PST
vs. Baylor
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Mar 04 - 1:30 PM PST
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Mar 05 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Mar 11 - 1:30 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Saturday, Mar 12 - 12:00 PM PST
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
Tuesday, Mar 22 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. Fresno State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Mar 26 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Apr 01 - 12:30 PM PST
at Colorado
Boulder, CO
Sunday, Apr 03 - 11:00 AM PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Friday, Apr 08 - 1:30 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 09 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Apr 17 - 3:00 PM PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, Apr 20 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Ojai, CA
Thursday, Apr 21 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Ojai, CA
Friday, Apr 22 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Ojai, CA
Saturday, Apr 23 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Ojai, CA
Sunday, Apr 24 - TBA PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Ojai, CA
Sunday, Apr 24 - 10:00 AM PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Ojai, CA
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