No. 16 Baylor Edges No. 8 UCLA, 4-3

March 11, 2010

LOS ANGELES - Two days after edging Duke 4-3, the eighth-ranked UCLA men's tennis team found itself on the other end of a close decision on Thursday, as No. 16 Baylor registered a 4-3 victory over the Bruins at the Los Angeles Tennis Center.

Although UCLA (7-4) managed to win the doubles point, Baylor (11-2) fought back to take four of six singles matches.

With the dual match tied at 2-2, Baylor owned leads at two of the three remaining courts. The Bears eventually went ahead 3-2 when 28th-ranked Jordan Rux downed 50th-ranked Matt Brooklyn, 6-4, 7-5 at court No. 2.

Rux's victory meant that the Bruins needed to win both remaining singles matches to pull off the victory. Although Bruin junior Nick Meister was up a break over Attila Bucko in the third set at court No. 3, the match was decided at the No. 6 spot, where Baylor's Julian Bley edged UCLA freshman Maxime Tabatruong, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4. Bley actually owned a 5-0 lead in the third set of that match before Tabatruong fought back to win four straight games and get back on serve. Bley, however, broke Tabatruong to take the third set 6-4.

With the match already decided, Meister downed Bucko, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 for UCLA's third point of the day.

UCLA's next match will be a home contest against Wichita State on March 23 at 1:00 p.m.

#16 Baylor 4, #8 UCLA 3
Mar 11, 2010 at Los Angeles, CA (Los Angeles Tennis Center)

Doubles
1. Abid/Seguso (UCLA) def. #17 Maros Horny/Rux (BAY) 8-5
2. Lukacs/Maytin (BAY) def. Inbar/ Meister (UCLA) 8-5
3. Alex Brigham/Brooklyn (UCLA) def. #45 Bley/Bucko (BAY) 8-6
UCLA Wins Doubles Point

Singles
1. #22 Denes Lukacs (BAY) def. #40 Haythem Abid (UCLA) 6-3, 6-3
2. #28 Jordan Rux (BAY) def. #50 Matt Brooklyn (UCLA) 6-4, 7-5
3. #118 Nick Meister (UCLA) def. Attila Bucko (BAY) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
4. Dominik Mueller (BAY) def. Holden Seguso (UCLA) 6-4, 6-3
5. #92 Amit Inbar (UCLA) def. Roberto Maytin (BAY) 6-0, 7-5
6. Julian Bley (BAY) def. Maxime Tabatruong (UCLA) 6-4, 3-6, 6-4

Match Notes
Baylor 11-2; National ranking #16
UCLA 7-4; National ranking #8
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (1,5,4,2,6,3)

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
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS