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Karue Sell posted a 6-1, 6-1 victory at No. 5 singles on Saturday against Stanford (Photo: Scott Chandler).

Courtesy: UCLA Athletics
Third-Ranked Men's Tennis Blanks Stanford, 4-0
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release:  04/05/2014
LOS ANGELES - A day after downing No. 16 Cal, the third-ranked UCLA men's tennis team made it a clean sweep of the Bay Area schools on Saturday, dispatching of Stanford, 4-0 at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. With the win, the Bruins are now 17-2 overall and a perfect 4-0 in Pac-12 play. Stanford, which also lost to USC on Friday, is now 9-4 and 2-2 in conference action.

Unlike its match against the Bears where UCLA lost the doubles point, the Bruins were able gain that 1-0 advantage on Saturday, taking a pair of 8-4 wins at court Nos. 2 and 3. After Joseph Di Giulio and Clay Thompson took care of business at the No. 2 spot, freshmen Gage Brymer and Mackenzie McDonald clinched the point for the Bruins over Nolan Paige and Anthony Tsodikov at court No. 3.

Following doubles, straight-set wins by Brymer (court No. 4) and Karue Sell (court No. 5) in singles quickly put UCLA ahead 3-0 in the match. Thompson, the top-ranked player in America, then clinched the win for the Bruins at court No. 2, where he dispatched of Daniel Ho, 6-1, 6-3.

Marcos Giron (court No. 1), McDonald (court No. 3) and Di Giulio (court No. 6) were all leading in their respective matches when play was suspended.

There was a special Senior Day ceremony between singles and doubles, as UCLA honored its seniors Adrien Puget, Brendan Wee and Thompson. Team manager David Vu was also recognized.

UCLA continues Pac-12 play next week, hitting the road for matches at Utah (Friday) and Arizona (Sunday).

#3 UCLA 4, #52 Stanford 0
Apr 05, 2014 at Los Angeles, CA (Los Angeles Tennis Center)

Doubles
1. Giron/Sell (UCLA) vs. Ho/Stineman (STAN) 5-6, unfinished
2. Di Giulio/Thompson (UCLA) def. Jamin Ball/Morrissey (STAN) 8-4
3. Brymer/McDonald (UCLA) def. Paige/Tsodikov (STAN) 8-4
UCLA Wins Doubles point
Singles
1. #6 Marcos Giron (UCLA) vs. John Morrissey (STAN) 6-1, 5-3, unfinished
2. #1 Clay Thompson (UCLA) def. Daniel Ho (STAN) 6-1, 6-3
3. #33 Mackenzie McDonald (UCLA) vs. Trey Strobel (STAN) 7-6 (10-8), unfinished
4. #73 Gage Brymer (UCLA) def. Nolan Paige (STAN) 6-2, 6-1
5. #83 Karue Sell (UCLA) def. Anthony Tsodikov (STAN) 6-1, 6-1
6. Joseph Di Giulio (UCLA) vs. Robert Stineman (STAN) 6-4, 1-2, unfinished
Match Notes
Stanford 9-4; 2-2 Pac-12; National ranking #52
UCLA 17-2; 4-0 Pac-12; National ranking #3
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (4,5,2)

‹ UCLA Men's Tennis



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