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)
|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|
|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|
|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)|