Several Bruins Competing in Manhattan Beach Open

Aug. 10, 2007

Top-seeded Stein Metzger and Mike Lambert and fifth-seeded Mark Williams and Nick Lucena advanced Friday with winner's bracket victories in the Manhattan Beach Open.

Several other former UCLA players were competing in the $280,000 double-elimination tournament, considered the Wimbledon of professional beach volleyball.

Metzger-Lambert, who won their fourth tournament last week at Chicago, defeated Connor Hastings and Andy Northness, 21-9, 21-10 in the first round. Hastings, a UCLA student, spent one year on the UCLA team, but did not earn a letter.

Williams, a 2004 Olympian, and Lucena, defeated Braidy Halverson and Dane Jensen, 21-19, 21-29 in 39 minutes.

Results for UCLA Players
(Round 1, Winner's bracket; seeds in parentheses)
Match 1: Mike Lambert / Stein Metzger (1) def. Connor Hastings / Andy Northness (32, Q47) 21-9, 21-10 (0:35)
Match 2: Ryan Mariano / Ed Ratledge (16) def. Adam Jewell / Jose Loiola (17) 21-13, 21-15 (0:45)
Match 5: Nick Lucena / Mark Williams (5) def. Braidy Halverson / Dane Jensen (28, Q11) 21-19, 21-19 (0:39)
Match 7: Aaron Wachtfogel / Scott Wong (13) def. Eric Fonoimoana / Albert Hannemann (20) 12-21, 21-14, 15-12 (1:13)
Match 8: John Hyden / Brad Keenan (4) def. Seth Burnham / Tony Pray (29, Q13) 21-9, 21-17 (0:40)
Match 10: John Mayer / Kevin Wong (14) def. Paul Baxter / Dain Blanton (19) 21-18, 18-21, 15-11 (1:12)
Match 14: Jeff Nygaard / Jason Ring (10) def. Ran Kumgisky / Matt Prosser (23) 21-15, 21-15 (0:42)

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EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Friday, Feb 05
at Hawai'i
Honolulu, HI
(25-18, 20-25, 23-25, 18-25)
Saturday, Feb 06
at Hawai'i
Honolulu, HI
(22-25, 25-22, 19-25, 25-18, 15-9)
Thursday, Feb 11
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
(17-25, 25-18, 23-25, 26-24, 18-20)
Saturday, Feb 13
vs. UC San Diego
Los Angeles, CA
(25-16, 25-17, 25-18)
Friday, Feb 19
at Pepperdine
Malibu, CA
(32-30, 25-21, 25-19)
Sunday, Feb 21
at Stanford
Maples Pavilion- Stanford, CA
(21-25, 25-20, 22-25, 20-25)
Wednesday, Feb 24
vs. Cal Baptist
Los Angeles, CA
(25-18, 25-19, 25-13)
Saturday, Feb 27
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
(25-16, 25-20, 25-27, 25-16)
Wednesday, Mar 02
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
(21-25, 25-22, 25-18, 25-18)
Friday, Mar 04
at UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
(25-22, 25-15, 25-23)
Monday, Mar 07
vs. Ball State
Los Angeles, CA
(25-19, 25-18, 25-20)
Friday, Mar 11
vs. Concordia
Los Angeles, CA
(25-23, 25-21, 25-18)
Thursday, Mar 24
at CSUN
Northridge, CA
(19-25, 25-20, 23-25, 25-16, 15-7)
Saturday, Mar 26
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
(25-22, 25-22, 25-22)
Friday, Apr 01
vs. Brigham Young
Los Angeles, CA
(17-25, 25-19, 25-27, 13-25)
Saturday, Apr 02
vs. Brigham Young
Los Angeles, CA
(25-20, 20-25, 18-25, 23-25)
Thursday, Apr 07
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
(27-25, 25-18, 25-22)
Saturday, Apr 09
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
(25-18, 21-25, 25-16, 25-23)
Saturday, Apr 16
vs. Hawai'i
Los Angeles, CA
(25-16, 25-16, 22-25, 25-21)
Thursday, Apr 21
vs. Long Beach State
Provo, UT
(26-24, 28-26, 25-19)
Saturday, Apr 23
at Brigham Young
Provo, UT
(20-25, 19-25, 25-18, 15-25)
Thursday, May 05 - 5:00 PM PST
vs. Ohio State or George ...
University Park, PA
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