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UCLA-UVA NCAA Title Rematch Set for This Thursday
By: UCLA Athletics
LOS ANGELES - In a rematch of last year's epic NCAA Final, the No. 3 UCLA men's tennis team (9-1) hosts defending NCAA Champion No. 2 Virginia (9-1) this Thursday at the Los Angeles Tennis Center beginning at Noon. The match will feature free pizza (first 100 fans) and the chance to win prizes in the Bruin Trivia Contest and raffle. The UCLA Band will also be on hand. There is no cost for admission to the match. Following this Thursday's showdown, the Bruins round out the week on Sunday, hosting St. Mary's at Noon (Note: This is a new addition to the men's tennis schedule. The match was originally scheduled for Feb. 8 in Moraga, Calif. but was rained out). Live stats will be available for both contests: LIVE STATS LINK

Last Time vs. UVA
The Bruins and Cavaliers played one of the most exciting finals in NCAA Tournament history last year in Champaign, Ill., with the Cavaliers coming away with a dramatic 4-3 victory to claim their program's first NCAA title. The one-loss Bruins were the No. 1 seed in the tournament despite Virginia coming in with an unblemished record. UCLA lost the doubles point but was able to win three matches in singles play before Virginia's Mitchell Frank clinched the win for the Cavaliers at court No. 3.

Bruins Wrap Up Pacific Coast Doubles Championships
Although rain wreaked havoc at the 125th Pacific Coast Doubles Championships at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club this past weekend, the tournament concluded on Sunday with Rice's Gustavo Gonzalez and Bojan Szumanski taking home the crown. UCLA's Joseph Di Giulio and Clay Thompson turned in the best performance for the Bruins at the event, reaching the quarterfinals. Complete results from La Jolla can be found on the USTA's Tennis Link site.

Bruins at the BNP Paribas Open
UCLA's Clay Thompson and Marcos Giron both received wild cards to compete in the qualifying draw at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif. this week. Former UCLA players Nick Meister and Daniel Kosakowski will also be in the draw, as they both made it through last week's pre-qualifying draw. Qualifying begins on Tuesday. The draw will be posted on Monday night on the BNP Paribas Open Website.

UCLA in the ITA Rankings
Coming off a 5-2 victory over then No. 2 USC last week, UCLA moved up from No. 4 to No. 3 in the new ITA Team rankings released on Tuesday afternoon. The Bruins came in just behind No. 1 Ohio State and No. 2 USC. Oklahoma and USC round out the top 5. Individually, Clay Thompson has been ranked No. 1 in the country in singles since the first rankings of the new year came out on Jan. 2. He is joined in the top 10 by Marcos Giron, who checks in at No. 5. Mackenzie McDonald (No. 35), Gage Brymer (No. 74) and Karue Sell (No. 98) are also ranked in singles. Giron and McDonald are UCLA's only ranked doubles team at No. 25. Team and individual rankings can be found HERE.

Bruins and Bears to Meet on March 12
UCLA hosts another national power next week, as No. 8 Baylor visits the Los Angeles Tennis Center on Wednesday, March 12. That match is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. The Bruins took last year's meeting, winning 6-1 in Waco, Texas.

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
Friday, May 13 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Weber State
Los Angeles, CA
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