No. 5 Bruins Down Huskies, 5-2 in Seattle

March 31, 2012

SEATTLE - The No. 5 UCLA men's tennis team made it a clean sweep of Pac-12 opponents in the Pacific Northwest this weekend, registering a 5-2 victory over No. 22 Washington at the Nordstrom Tennis Center on Saturday afternoon. With the win, the Bruins, who downed Oregon, 7-0 on Friday, improve to 16-2 overall and 2-0 in conference play. Washington, which also lost to top-ranked USC on Friday, sees its record fall to 12-5 and 0-2 in the Pac-12.

Doubles play was all UCLA, as the Bruins notched wins at all three courts to secure the point. Warren Hardie and Clay Thompson posted the clinching victory at court No. 3, downing Marton Bots and Matt Stith, 8-6.

Sophomore Adrien Puget was the first to finish his singles match, giving UCLA a 2-0 lead with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Viktor Farkas at court No. 5. The win extends Puget's winning streak to 14, as he is now 14-1 in dual matches.

Wins by Marcos Giron and Nick Meister soon followed, giving UCLA a 4-0 lead to clinch the match. The other singles winner for UCLA on the day was Dennis Mkrtchian at court No. 6.

Washington picked up two wins in singles, however the match had already been decided by that point.

UCLA continues Pac-12 play next week at Arizona on Friday, April 6.

#5 UCLA 5, #22 Washington 2
Mar 31, 2012 at Seattle, WA (Nordstrom Tennis Center)

Doubles
1. Alex Brigham/Puget (UCLA) def. Egger/McMorrow (WASH) 8-6
2. Meister/Novikov (UCLA) def. Jeff Hawke/Manthou (WASH) 7-6(2)
3. Warren Hardie/Thompson (UCLA) def. Bots/Matt Stith (WASH) 8-6
UCLA Wins Doubles Point

Singles
1. #14 Kyle McMorrow (WASH) def. #59 Clay Thompson (UCLA) 6-2, 6-7(3), 6-4
2. Nick Meister (UCLA) def. #30 Emmett Egger (WASH) 6-3, 6-4
3. Marton Bots (WASH) def. Dennis Novikov (UCLA) 6-1, 3-6, 7-6(3)
4. #115 Marcos Giron (UCLA) def. Max Manthou (WASH) 6-4, 6-2
5. #51 Adrien Puget (UCLA) def. Viktor Farkas (WASH) 6-3, 6-2
6. Dennis Mkrtchian (UCLA) def. Nicholas Kamisar (WASH) 4-6, 7-6(0), 6-3

Match Notes
UCLA 16-2; 2-0 Pac-12; National ranking #5
Washington 12-5; 0-2 Pac-12; National ranking #22
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (5,4,2,3,6,1)

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