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Clay Thompson and the Bruins face their cross-town rival this Friday (Photo: Scott Chandler)
Pac-12 Men's Tennis Title on the Line This Friday at USC
By: UCLA Athletics
This Week
A league title is on the line this Friday, as the No. 5 UCLA men's tennis team (20-2; 6-0 Pac-12) heads across town to take on No. 3 USC (24-2; 6-0 Pac-12) in a winner-take-all battle for the Pac-12 regular-season conference championship. Friday's match will begin with doubles at 10:30 a.m. followed by singles at Noon. The singles portion of the match will be aired live by the Pac-12 Networks. There is no cost for admission to the match. Fans can also follow USC's LIVE SCOREBOARD for updates.

UCLA vs. USC Series
Friday marks the third meeting between UCLA and USC this year, with each team owning a win. The Trojans struck first, taking a 4-3 win over the Bruins at the USTA/ITA National Team Indoors in Houston back on Feb. 16. UCLA returned the favor less than 10 days later, downing USC, 5-2 at the Los Angeles Tennis Center on Feb. 25. The Bruins lead the all-time series 73-42.

ITA Rankings
UCLA checks in at No. 5 in this week's ITA team rankings. In singles, the Bruins have two players ranked in the top 10 in America in No. 1 Clay Thompson and No. 5 Marcos Giron. Other Bruins ranked in singles are Mackenzie McDonald (No. 32), Gage Brymer (No. 74) and Karue Sell (No. 94). In doubles, Giron is ranked with two different partners, checking in at No. 16 with McDonald and at No. 58 with Sell. Complete rankings can be found here:
Team | Singles | Doubles

Ojai Begins Next Week
The Pac-12 Conference Championships kick off next week in Ojai, Calif. and UCLA is the defending champion at the event, downing USC, 4-2 in last year's final. This year marks the third season that the Pac-12 is having a team championship rather than an individual tournament. USC won the inaugural Pac-12 Tournament in 2012. For more information about this year's event, please visit www.ojaitourney.org.

Streaks
UCLA has three players riding seven-match winning streaks heading into Friday's showdown with USC, as Marcos Giron, Gage Brymer and Clay Thompson are all unbeaten in their last seven contests. In addition, Karue Sell and Mackenzie McDonald own streaks of six and five, respectively.

EVENT INFORMATION
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vs. Bruin Racqueteer Day
Los Angeles, CA
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LIVE NOW
vs. NCTC Tournament
Palm Springs, CA
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LIVE NOW
vs. Sherwood Collegiate ...
Thousand Oaks, CA
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Wednesday, Jan 20
vs. San Francisco
Los Angeles, CA
W, 7 - 0
LIVE NOW
vs. Tennis Championships ...
Maui, HI
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Saturday, Jan 23
vs. SMU
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 0
Sunday, Jan 24
vs. Georgia Tech
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 0
LIVE NOW
vs. Tennis Championships ...
Dallas, TX
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Saturday, Jan 30
vs. Georgia
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 1
LIVE NOW
vs. Florida
Los Angeles, CA
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Friday, Feb 05
vs. San Diego
Los Angeles, CA
W, 7 - 0
LIVE NOW
at Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
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Friday, Feb 12 - 9:00 AM PST
vs. Georgia
Charlottesville, VA
Saturday, Feb 20 - 10:00 AM PST
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Feb 27 - 1:00 PM PST
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
Tuesday, Mar 01 - 2:30 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Mar 03 - All Day PST
vs. Pacific Coast ...
La Jolla, CA
Thursday, Mar 10 - 2:30 PM PST
vs. Baylor
Los Angeles, CA
Tuesday, Mar 22 - 1:00 PM PST
at UNLV
Las Vegas, NV
Friday, Mar 25 - 5:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Sunday, Mar 27 - 12:00 PM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Friday, Apr 01 - 3:00 PM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 02 - 3:00 PM PST
vs. California
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Apr 08 - 1:30 PM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Sunday, Apr 10 - 11:00 AM PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Sunday, Apr 17 - 3:00 PM PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, Apr 20 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Ojai, CA
Thursday, Apr 21 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Ojai, CA
Friday, Apr 22 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Ojai, CA
Saturday, Apr 23 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Ojai, CA
Sunday, Apr 24 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Ojai, CA
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