Bruins Cruise Over South Alabama, 4-0 in Team Indoor Qualifying

Jan. 30, 2009

LOS ANGELES - The No. 4 UCLA men's tennis team cruised to a quick victory in the first round of ITA Team Indoor Qualifying at the Los Angeles Tennis Center on Friday, beating a shorthanded South Alabama squad 4-0. With the win, the Bruins (3-0) will next face Fresno State (2-0) on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. The Bulldogs edged SMU, 4-3 in their first-round match on Friday.

With only five eligible players, South Alabama was forced to default matches at No. 3 doubles and No. 6 singles, making the chance for an upset even more remote for the nation's 73rd-ranked team. With the default, the Bruins needed only one doubles win to take the point, and they got it at court No. 2 where Matt Brooklyn and Holden Seguso quickly dispatched of Hanno Bartsch/Romain Bocaert, 8-0. UCLA was leading 6-5 at court No. 1 when play was suspended.

Because of the default in singles as well, the Bruins actually took a 2-0 into singles play, as the No. 6 position was not contested by the Jaguars. UCLA would get the two points needed to clinch the match, as Nick Meister and Amit Inbar finished within seconds of each other at court Nos. 4 and 5, respectively. Meister didn't drop a single game in his match against Hanno Bartsch, while Inbar won his match 6-1, 6-0.

#4 UCLA def. #72 South Alabama, 4-0
ITA National Team Indoor Qualifying
January 30, 2009 - Los Angeles Tennis Center

Doubles
1. Abid/Inbar (UCLA) led Dominguez/Ramirez (USA) - 6-5 Susp.
2. Brooklyn/Holden Seguso (UCLA) def. Bartsch/Bocaert (USA) - 8-0
3. UCLA wins by default
UCLA Wins Doubles Point - Order of Finish: 3, 2

Singles
1. Haythem Abid (UCLA) led Sergio Ramirez (USA) - 7-5 Susp.
2. Matt Brooklyn (UCLA) led Romain Bocaert (USA) - 6-1 Susp.
3. Michael Look (UCLA) tied with Leo Dominguez (USA) - 5-5 Susp.
4. Nick Meister (UCLA) def. Hanno Bartsch (USA) - 6-0, 6-0
5. Amit Inbar (UCLA) def. Aaron Krisan (USA) - 6-1, 6-0*
6. UCLA wins by default

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


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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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