Matkowski Reaches Doubles Final at U.S. Open

Sept. 9, 2011

New York - Following a straight-set victory in the semifinals, former UCLA men's tennis player Marcin Matkowski and his partner Mariusz Fyrstenberg earned a spot in the men's doubles final at the 2011 U.S. Open Championships on Friday at the Billie Jean King USTA National Tennis Center.

The sixth-seeded Polish duo advanced to the final with a 6-2, 7-6(4) victory over fifth-seeded Rohan Bopanna (IND) and Aisam-Ul-Haq Quereshi (PAK). Awaiting Matkowski and Fyrstenberg in the finals is ninth-seeded Jurgen Melzer (AUT) and Philipp Petzschner(GER), who downed Italy's Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini on Friday. The doubles final is scheduled for Saturday evening and will follow the Carolina Wozniacki-Serena Williams women's semifinal, which begins at 7:00 p.m. (EST).

It marks the first Grand Slam doubles final for Matkowski, who played at UCLA from 2001-03. He is looking to become the first Bruin player to win a Grand Slam title since Mark Knowles captured the mixed doubles title at Wimbledon in 2009. Knowles is also UCLA's last U.S. Open winner, taking home that title in 2004 with partner Daniel Nestor.

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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
Friday, Feb 12
vs. Georgia
Charlottesville, VA
W, 4 - 3
Saturday, Feb 13
vs. Texas A&M
Charlottesville, VA
W, 4 - 2
Sunday, Feb 14
vs. North Carolina
Charlottesville, VA
L, 2 - 4
Saturday, Feb 20
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 7 - 0
Saturday, Feb 27
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
W, 4 - 3
Tuesday, Mar 01
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 2
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Los Angeles, CA
W, 7 - 0
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Las Vegas, NV
W, 6 - 1
Friday, Mar 25
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 4 - 1
Sunday, Mar 27
at Washington
Seattle, WA
W, 4 - 0
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
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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
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vs. California
Ojai, CA
W, 4 - 1
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