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.
Irvine's Gage Brymer will join the Bruins this fall.
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.
Earned honorable mention All-Pac-12 accolades ... Tied for the second-most singles wins on the team, ending the season with a 27-7 overall record ... Listed at a career-high No. 69 in the Final ITA Singles Rankings ... Was ranked in singles the entire spring ... Played primarily at the Nos. 3 and 4 positions in the singles lineup, going 11-3 at the No. 3 spot and 9-2 at the No. 4 position ... Owned an 8-4 record against ranked singles opponents ... Highest-ranked victory of the year came over No. 50 Emilio Gomez of USC ... Won all three of his singles matches (all over ranked opponents) during the NCAA Team Championships in Athens, Ga., helping UCLA reach the semifinals ... Teamed with Warren Hardie at No. 3 doubles at the NCAAs ... Went 18-12 overall in doubles ... Also owned a 17-10 mark in dual matches, playing with both Alex Brigham and Hardie ... Began the fall season listed at No. 4 in the nation in the ITA Preseason Newcomer/Freshman Rankings ... Qualified for the main singles draw at the ITA All-American Championships in Tulsa, Okla. ... Downed Iowa's Marc Bruche, 6-2, 6-2 in the opening round ... Suffered an injury in the third set of his match with Vanderbilt's Charlie Jones in the second round, forcing him to withdraw ... Sidelined for the rest of the fall season with a wrist injury.
High School / Juniors
Listed as the No. 1 overall recruit in the nation according to the website TennisRecruiting.net ... Owned a career-high world ITF ranking of No. 18 in September of 2011 ... Registered a 42-15 overall singles record in ITF events during his junior career ... Was also 26-16 in doubles ... Played in three of the four Grand Slams (U.S. Open, Wimbledon and Roland Garros) ... Won 18-straight matches in the spring of 2011, capturing singles titles at the Easter Bowl, USTA International Spring Championships and the USTA ITF Claremont Tournament ... Semifinalist in singles in the 18s draw at the 2011 USTA Boys 18s and 16s National Championships in Kalamazoo, Mich. ... Captured the 16s doubles title (w/Nick Chappell) in 2009 ... Reached the final of the Orange Bowl (16s) in 2009 ... Has represented the United States in several team competitions, most notably the Junior Davis Cup in Mexico in 2009 ... Also played three years of high School tennis at Thousand Oaks High School, earning All-America honors ... Two-time CIF Doubles Champion ... CIF Singles Champion as a junior.
Full name is Marcos Andres Giron ... Born on July 24, 1993 in Thousand Oaks, Calif. ... Parents are Andres and Rosanna Giron ... Older sister is named Gabriela ... Admires Roger Federer ... Also is a big Los Angeles Lakers fan ... Enjoys hanging out with friends and playing various sports in his free time.