Bruins and Trojans to do battle at 3:00 p.m.
UCLA men's tennis team can clinch Pac-12 regular-season title next week against USC.
UCLA men's tennis team wins ninth in a row.
Bruins improves to 17-1 overall and 3-0 in the Pac-12.
UCLA men's tennis team moves to 12-1 on the season.
Posted a 15-6 overall singles record ... Went 11-3 in dual-match play ... Played primarily at the Nos. 4-6 positions ... Also played one match at the No. 3 spot ... Picked up two ranked wins on the year, downing No. 67 Keaton Cullimore of BYU and No. 49 Mousheg Hovhannisyan of Pepperdine ... Went 1-1 in doubles play ... Posted a win in his lone dual-match doubles appearance, teaming with Warren Hardie at the No. 3 position against Hawai'i (8-1 victory) ... Appeared in just one fall tournament, reaching the round of 16 in singles at the USTA/ITA Southwest Regionals at Pepperdine.
Listed as high as No. 64 in singles in the ITA Rankings (Jan. 4) ... Ended the season with a 21-13 overall singles record ... Went 12-9 in dual matches ... Saw all of his action in the Nos. 3-6 positions ... Ended the year at No. 6 singles, going 2-1 in NCAA Tournament play ... Did not appear in doubles in any dual matches ... Advanced to the singles final at the Southern California Intercollegiate Championships held at UCLA's Los Angeles Tennis Center during the fall ... Won four matches in straight sets before falling to No. 65 Jaak Poldma of USC, 6-3, 6-2 in the final ... Also competed in singles at the USTA/ITA Southwest Regionals at UC Irvine, reaching the third round ... Advanced to the round of 16 in doubles (w/Jeff Gast) at the Regionals.
Joined the team in January ... Enjoyed an excellent freshman season, posting a 14-6 record in singles play ... Was 12-4 in dual matches, playing mostly at Nos. 5 and 6 singles ... Picked up one of the team's biggest wins of the season at No. 4 USC on April 16, defeating Jason McNaughton, 6-3, 6-7(5), 6-4 at No. 6 singles to give UCLA the 4-3 upset ... Was 1-1 against ranked opponents ... Defeated No. 47 Matt Kecki of USC, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 at the Sherwood Collegiate Cup in January ... Reached the round of 16 of the main draw at the Pac-10 Championships in Ojai, Calif. ... Also advanced to the semifinals of the Invitational Draw in Ojai with Kallim Stewart.
High School / Juniors
Ranked in the top 15 of his age group in France ... Reached the round of 16 at the French National Junior Championships (U-18s) ... Did not play many junior tournaments, choosing to mainly focus on playing open level and futures tournaments throughout France ... Advanced through qualifying and into the main draw at a futures tournament in Blois, France in the summer of 2009 ... Quarterfinalist in doubles (w/Maxime Teixeira) at that same tournament.
Full name is Maxime Phan Tabatruong ... Goes by Max ... Born Sept. 24, 1989 ... Parents are Antoine and Marlene ... Sister, Emmanuelle, played tennis at Long Beach State ... Other sister's name is Julie ... Lists France's 2001 Davis Cup victory over Australia as his fondest tennis memory ... Admires Usain Bolt and Roger Federer ... Hopes to pursue a degree in business-economics.