Bruins clinch the 2013 Pac-12 regular-season title for the second year in a row.
Bruins and Trojans to do battle at 3:00 p.m.
Junior Clay Thompson posts clinching singles victory at court No. 5.
UCLA men's tennis team can clinch Pac-12 regular-season title next week against USC.
Bruins improve to 19-1 and 5-0 in Pac-12 play.
Named to the all-tournament team at No. 5 singles at the USTA/ITA National Team Indoors in Seattle.
Ranked nationally in singles the entire season ... Checked in at a career-high No. 35 in the Preseason ITA Rankings ... Second-Team All-Pac-12 selection ... Finished the season with a 24-13 overall singles record ... Went 14-9 in dual matches ... Played every match at either the No. 1 or No. 2 singles spot ... Was the team's No. 1 singles player during UCLA's run to the semifinals at the NCAA Championships ... Notched six wins over ranked opponents on the season ... Highest-ranked victory came over No. 25 Ray Sarmiento of USC in the title match of the Pac-12 Championships ... Was 14-10 overall in doubles play, including 10-6 in dual matches ... Teamed primarily with Warren Hardie at the No. 3 position ... Captured the singles title at the Southern California Intercollegiate Championships at UCLA's Los Angeles Tennis Center ... Downed BYU's Patrick Kawka, 7-5, 6-4 in the final ... Did not drop a set in five matches during the tournament ... Also reached the doubles final with Alex Brigham, falling to USC's Emilio Gomez and Yannick Hanfmann, 8-4 ... Reached the round of 16 in both singles and doubles at the USTA/ITA Southwest Regionals at Pepperdine.
Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 selection ... Reached a season-high No. 77 in the ITA Singles Rankings on April 26 ... Ended the season ranked No. 80 in singles ... Finished the season tied with two other players for the team lead in singles wins with 23 ... Posted a 23-10 overall record, including a 14-5 mark in dual-match play ... Saw most of his action at the Nos. 3 and 4 positions ... Played as high as No. 2 in the lineup (vs. Hawai'i on 3/10) ... Owned a 7-6 record against ranked opponents ... Highest ranked win came over No. 38 Daniel Nguyen of USC in a dual match on April 22 ... Advanced to the round of 16 of the main draw at the Pac-10 Championships in Ojai, Calif., falling to USC's Raymond Sarmiento, 6-1, 7-5 ... Owned a 10-7 overall doubles record ... Teamed mostly with Daniel Kosakowski at the No. 3 position ... Went 6-3 in doubles during dual-match play ...Posted a 6-3 record during fall singles action ... Fell in the final round of pre-qualifying for the D'Novo/ITA All-American Championships in Tulsa, Okla. ... Reached the round of 16 at the USTA/ITA Southwest Regional Championships at UC Irvine ... Upset No. 92 Patrick Pohlmann of San Diego, 6-4, 6-4 in the second round ... Also reached the round of 16 at the Southern California Intercollegiates ... Owned a 3-2 fall doubles record teaming with both Kosakowski and Warren Hardie ... Quarterfinalist at both the USTA/ITA Southwest Regionals (w/Kosakowski) and the Southern California Intercollegiates (w/Hardie).
Rated as the No. 3 recruit in the country in the class of 2010 according to TennisRecruiting.net ... Also ranked in the top 200 of the ITF Junior Rankings ... Reached the quarterfinals of singles at the USTA Boys' 18s & 16s National Championships in Kalamazoo, Mich. in 2010 ... Won six straight matches to capture the singles title at the USTA ITF Claremont event in 2010 ... Also advanced to the finals in doubles in Claremont (w/Mackenzie McDonald) ... Reached the finals of the 2010 USTA International Spring Championships, falling to teammate Daniel Kosakowski ... Also reached the quarterfinals at the 2010 Easter Bowl ITF Championships in Palm Springs, Calif. ... Member of Southern California's Junior Davis Cup Team last two years ... Helped the SCTA reach the final in 2009 and 2010.
Full name is Clarence Alley Thompson IV ... Born May 4, 1992 in Santa Monica, Calif. ... Only child of Deborah and Clarence Thompson ... Admires ATP Tour professional Sam Querrey ... Hopes to give the pro tour a try after college ... Would like to pursue a career in business when his playing days are over.