Men's Tennis Team Achieves No. 1 Ranking

April 23, 2013

LOS ANGELES - The UCLA men's tennis team ascended to the No. 1 ranking in America on Tuesday, as the Intercollegiate Tennis Association released its weekly rankings ahead of this week's Pac-12 Championships.

ITA RANKINGS (4/23)
Team | Singles | Doubles

The Bruins (22-1) are coming off of a 4-3 victory over cross-town rival USC last Friday, a win that clinched the program's second-straight Pac-12 regular-season championship.

UCLA now focuses its attention on the Pac-12 Championships, which begin this Wednesday in Ojai, Calif. The Bruins are the top seed in the eight-team draw and will not take the court until Friday's semifinals (opponent TBA). For more information about the Pac-12 Championships, please visit ojaitourney.org

In other men's tennis news on Tuesday, sophomore Dennis Novikov was named Pac-12 Player of the Week after winning both of his matches in the victory over USC. Novikov, who is ranked 25th nationally in singles, downed No. 14 Ray Sarmiento, 6-4, 6-2 at court No. 1 to clinch the victory for UCLA. Novikov also teamed with Marcos Giron at No. 1 doubles, downing Yannick Hanfmann and Sarmiento, 8-6.

It marks the fourth Pac-12 Player of the Week honor for Novikov this year. He is the only player in the conference to earn the award multiple times.

2013 Pac-12 Men's Tennis Player of the Week
Jan. 22 - Slim Hamza, Utah
Jan. 29 - Emilio Gomez, USC
Feb. 5 - Max de Vroome, USC
Feb. 12 - Dennis Novikov, UCLA
Feb. 19 - Yannick Hanfmann, USC
Feb. 26 - Marcos Giron, UCLA
March 5 - Dennis Novikov, UCLA
March 12 - Gregory Bayane, CAL
March 19 - Ben McLachlan, CAL
March 25 - Roberto Quiroz, USC
April 2 - Dennis Novikov, UCLA
April 9 - Christoffer Konigsfeldt, CAL
April 16 - Ray Sarmiento, USC
April 23 - Dennis Novikov, UCLA


EVENT INFORMATION
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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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vs. Pacific Coast ...
La Jolla, CA
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Thursday, Mar 10
vs. BYU
Los Angeles, CA
W, 7 - 0
Tuesday, Mar 22
at UNLV
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
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
Saturday, May 14 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Team & ...
TBA
Sunday, May 15 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Team & ...
TBA
Thursday, May 19 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Team & ...
Tulsa, OK
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