Bruins Blank Toreros, 7-0 in Men's Tennis

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

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