Jan. 24, 2007
LOS ANGELES - The fourth-ranked UCLA men's tennis team spoiled San Diego's 2007 season opener on Wednesday, as the Bruins posted a 7-0 victory over the Torero's in a non-conference match at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. UCLA, which improves to 2-0 on the season, is now 23-0 all-time against USD.
Wednesday's match was similar to UCLA's season-opening victory over UC Irvine last week, as the Bruins cruised in doubles before dominating singles play with six straight-set wins.
After being tested early at court No. 1, fifth-ranked Benjamin Kohlloeffel found his rhythm in the second set, downing USD's Thomas Liversage, 6-4, 6-0. Kohlloeffel has now won his last nine matches in dual-match play dating back to last season.
Haythem Abid, Mathieu Dehaine, Philipp Gruendler, Jeremy Drean and Michael Look were all straight-set winners. Dehaine had the closest match of the day at court No. 3, as he got past Chris Coetzee, 7-6(5), 7-5.
UCLA has one more home match this week, hosting BYU on Friday at 1:30 p.m.
|1.||Gruendler/Kohlloeffel (UCLA) def. Coetzee/Liversage (USD)||8-4|
|2.||Abid/ Chris Surapol (UCLA) def. Mouly/Wolmarans (USD)||8-2|
|3.||(18) Dehaine/Drean (UCLA) def. Levon Brown/Sekiguchi (USD)||8-1|
|UCLA Wins Doubles Point|
|1.||(5) Benjamin Kohlloeffel (UCLA) def. Thomas Liversage (USD)||6-4, 6-0|
|2.||Haythem Abid (UCLA) def. Jonas Mouly (USD)||6-3, 6-2|
|3.||Mathieu Dehaine (UCLA) def. Chris Coetzee (USD)||7-6(5), 7-5|
|4.||Philipp Gruendler (UCLA) def. Ryo Sekiguchi (USD)||6-1, 6-3|
|5.||Jeremy Drean (UCLA) def. Charl Wolmarans (USD)||6-2, 7-6(6)|
|6.||Michael Look (UCLA) def. Sammy Atri (USD)||6-2, 6-1|
|Order of Finish: 4, 6, 1, 5, 2, 3 --- Final Score: UCLA 7, San Diego 0|