UCLA Downs UNLV, 4-0 in NCAA First Round

May 11, 2007

LOS ANGELES - The ninth-seeded UCLA men's tennis team had little trouble in its NCAA Tournament opener on Friday, cruising to a 4-0 victory over UNLV in a first round match at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. Next up for the Bruins (20-3) is a second round showdown against Texas Tech (14-9) on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. The Red Raiders downed Virginia Commonwealth, 4-1 in the first match on Friday.

UCLA got on the board following a pair of doubles wins at court Nos. 1 and 2. After Philipp Gruendler and Benjamin Kohlloeffel took care of business at the top spot, UCLA's Haythem Abid and Chris Surapol clinched the point for the Bruins with an 8-6 win over UNLV's Wesley Burrows/Jonathan Hooper.

Gruendler continued his winning ways in singles, quickly downing Burrows, 6-2, 6-1 at court No. 3. His doubles partner, Kohlloeffel, was next to finish when he downed Elliot Wronski by the same score at court No. 1.

UCLA junior Mathieu Dehaine clinched the victory for the Bruins at court No. 5, registering a 6-2, 6-2 win over David Campbell. When play was suspended, Surapol led Slavko Bijelica, 6-0, 5-3 at court No. 4. Both Abid and Michael Look were up breaks in the second set after dropping first sets.

Saturday's second round winner advances to next week's NCAA Round of 16 in Athens, Ga.

DOUBLES
1. (14) Gruendler/Kohlloeffel (UCLA) def. Hunter/Wronski (UNLV) - 8-2
2. Abid/Surapol (UCLA) def. Burrows/Jonathan Hooper (UNLV) - 8-6
3. Dehaine/Jeremy Drean (UCLA) led Bijelica/Campbell (UNLV) - 7-4 Susp.
UCLA wins doubles point.--- Order of finish: 1, 2

SINGLES
1. (4) Benjamin Kohlloeffel (UCLA) def. (60) Elliot Wronski (UNLV) - 6-2, 6-1
2. Slavko Bijelica (UNLV) led (28) Haythem Abid (UCLA) - 6-3, 3-5 Susp.
3. Philipp Gruendler (UCLA) def. Wesley Burrows (UNLV) - 6-2, 6-1
4. (47) Chris Surapol (UCLA) led Brett Hunter (UNLV) - 6-0, 5-3 Susp.
5. Mathieu Dehaine (UCLA) def. David Campbell (UNLV) - 6-2, 6-2*
6. Luca Barlocchi (UNLV) led Michael Look (UCLA) 6-4, 2-4 Susp.

Order of finish: 3, 1, 5 --- * Denotes Clinching Match


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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
Sunday, Apr 10
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
Saturday, Apr 23
vs. California
Ojai, CA
W, 4 - 1
Friday, May 13
vs. Weber State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 0
Saturday, May 14
vs. San Diego
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 0
Friday, May 20
vs. Stanford
Tulsa, OK
W, 4 - 2
Sunday, May 22
vs. Oklahoma
Tulsa, OK
L, 3 - 4
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