Men's Tennis Team to Face No. 4 USC

April 15, 2010

No. 12 Men's Tennis Heads Across Town
The No. 12 UCLA men's tennis team (13-6; 3-2 Pac-10) rounds out the Pac-10 season this week, traveling across town to take on No. 4 USC (19-2; 5-0 Pac-10) on Friday at 3:00 p.m. It will mark the third meeting between the two teams this year, as the Trojans most recently posted a 6-1 non-conference win at the Los Angeles Tennis Center on March 3. USC also beat the Bruins, 4-0 in a consolation match at the ITA National Team Indoors on Feb. 14 in Charlottesville, Va. This Friday's match can be followed live online by clicking HERE.

Arizona Loss Takes Bruins Out of Pac-10 Title Race
This Friday's UCLA-USC match was supposed to help UCLA earn a share of this year's Pac-10 title. However, an upset loss to Arizona last Sunday completely took the defending Pac-10 Champion Bruins out of this year's title race. Already with two losses in conference play, the best UCLA (3-2) can finish is in second place. The Trojans, meanwhile, can win the title outright with a win on Friday.

UCLA In the ITA Rankings
Following its loss to Arizona, UCLA fell two places from No. 10 to No. 12 in this week's ITA Team Rankings issued on Tuesday. Individually, the Bruins have four players in the top 100, led by No. 52 Haythem Abid. He is followed by No. 55 Matt Brooklyn, No. 56 Nick Meister and No. 97 Amit Inbar. In doubles, Meister is ranked with two teammates, checking in at No. 19 with Inbar and at No. 62 with Abid. Complete rankings can be accessed by clicking HERE.

San Diego Make-Up Match Set for Next Tuesday
UCLA will round out the 2010 regular season next Tuesday, hosting San Diego at the Los Angeles Tennis Center beginning at 2:00 p.m. The match is actually a make-up for the previously scheduled Feb. 6 meeting that was rained out.

Against The Best
Nick Meister, Amit Inbar and Matt Brooklyn are the Bruins' three players who own winning records against ranked singles opponents this season. Meister has the most ranked wins, taking a 9-5 record into the week. His highest ranked win came over No. 16 Pedro Zerbini of Cal. Brooklyn, who owns a win over No. 8 Jean-Yves Aubone of Florida State, is 7-5 against ranked opponents, while Inbar is 6-5.

Ojai Just Around the Corner
The 2010 Pac-10 Championships are set to run from April 22-25 in Ojai, Calif. Draws for the tournament will be released next week. Michael Look and Eugen Brazdil were finalists in the main Pac-10 draw last year. Brazdil was also a finalist in the Invitational singles draw. The Pac-10 men play all of their matches at Libbey Park in downtown Ojai. For more information about the event, visit www.ojaitourney.org.


EVENT INFORMATION
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vs. Bruin Racqueteer Day
Los Angeles, CA
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vs. NCTC Tournament
Palm Springs, CA
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vs. Sherwood Collegiate ...
Thousand Oaks, CA
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Wednesday, Jan 20
vs. San Francisco
Los Angeles, CA
W, 7 - 0
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vs. Tennis Championships ...
Maui, HI
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Saturday, Jan 23
vs. SMU
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 0
Sunday, Jan 24
vs. Georgia Tech
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 0
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vs. Tennis Championships ...
Dallas, TX
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Saturday, Jan 30
vs. Georgia
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 1
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vs. Florida
Los Angeles, CA
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Friday, Feb 05
vs. San Diego
Los Angeles, CA
W, 7 - 0
Tuesday, Feb 09
at Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
L, 1 - 6
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vs. Georgia
Charlottesville, VA
Saturday, Feb 13 - 9:00 AM PST
vs. Texas A&M
Charlottesville, VA
Saturday, Feb 20 - 10:00 AM PST
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Feb 27 - 1:00 PM PST
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
Tuesday, Mar 01 - 2:30 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Mar 03 - All Day PST
vs. Pacific Coast ...
La Jolla, CA
Thursday, Mar 10 - 2:30 PM PST
vs. Baylor
Los Angeles, CA
Tuesday, Mar 22 - 1:00 PM PST
at UNLV
Las Vegas, NV
Friday, Mar 25 - 5:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Sunday, Mar 27 - 12:00 PM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Friday, Apr 01 - 3:00 PM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 02 - 3:00 PM PST
vs. California
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Apr 08 - 1:30 PM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Sunday, Apr 10 - 11:00 AM PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Sunday, Apr 17 - 3:00 PM PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, Apr 20 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Ojai, CA
Thursday, Apr 21 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Ojai, CA
Friday, Apr 22 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Ojai, CA
Saturday, Apr 23 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Ojai, CA
Sunday, Apr 24 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Ojai, CA
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