UCLA's three freshman continued to shine on Saturday, as Mackenzie McDonald, Gage Brymer and Joseph Di Giulio all posted straight-set singles wins. With the Bruins leading 3-0, the match was clinched at the No. 5 position, where Di Giulio downed Michael Sinha, 6-4, 6-2. Although Di Giulio's win effectively clinched the victory for UCLA, McDonald finished within seconds of that result at court No. 2, beating Oskar Wikberg, 6-2, 6-5(4) to give the Bruins their fifth point of the afternoon.
Top-ranked Clay Thompson was also a winner for the Bruins in singles, dispatching of Petr Satral, 6-1, 6-4 at the No. 1 position.
Junior Dennis Mkrtchian came up just short in his bid to claim a point for the Bruins on Saturday, as play was suspended with him up 5-1 in a second-set tiebreaker against Jakhongir Jalalov at court No. 4. Mkrtchian won the first set 6-2. Ryoto Tachi was also a game within winning his match at court No. 6, where he led Elliott Sprecher, 6-3, 5-3.
#2 UCLA 5, #66 Wisconsin 0
Jan 25, 2014 at Los Angeles, CA (Los Angeles Tennis Center)
|1. #10 Marcos Giron/McDonald (UCLA) vs. Kokorev/Satral (WIS) 3-3, unfinished|
|2. Di Giulio/Thompson (UCLA) def. Jalalov/Wikberg (WIS) 6-2|
|3. Brymer/Mkrtchian (UCLA) def. Sprecher/John Zordani (WIS) 6-2|
UCLA Wins Doubles Point
|1. #1 Clay Thompson (UCLA) def. Petr Satral (WIS) 6-1, 6-4|
|2. #62 Mackenzie McDonald (UCLA) def. Oskar Wikberg (WIS) 6-2, 6-5(4)|
|3. #120 Gage Brymer (UCLA) def. Alexander Kokorev (WIS) 6-4, 6-0|
|4. Dennis Mkrtchian (UCLA) vs. Jakhongir Jalalov (WIS) 6-2, 5-5, unfinished|
|5. Joseph Di Giulio (UCLA) def. Michael Sinha (WIS) 6-4, 6-2|
|6. Ryoto Tachi (UCLA) vs. Elliott Sprecher (WIS) 6-3, 5-3, unfinished|
|Wisconsin 0-1; National ranking #66|
|UCLA 2-0; National ranking #2|
|Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (3,1,5,2)|
|UCLA advances to face Texas Tech on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.|
|Wisconsin will take on Nebraska in a consolation match at 10:00 a.m.|