No. 3 UCLA Blanks Fresno State, 7-0
Feb. 2, 2013
LOS ANGELES - The No. 3 UCLA men's tennis team cruised to victory in a non-conference showdown with Fresno State on Saturday, registering a 7-0 win over the Bulldogs at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. With the win, the Bruins move to 4-0 on the season, while the Bulldogs see their record fall to 2-4 overall.
Sophomore Dennis Novikov played at the No. 1 position for the first time this season, downing Reid deLaubenfels, 6-2, 6-2. It was just one of six straight-set victories for the Bruins on the afternoon.
Playing back at court No. 6, redshirt freshman Ryoto Tachi got his first taste of dual-match action, notching a 6-4, 7-6(2) win over Fresno State's Sam MacNeil. Tachi joined the team in January of 2012 and redshirted the remainder of the spring season.
UCLA is set to host three dual matches at the LATC next week beginning with San Diego on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. The Bruins will then on Stanford on Friday at 1:30 p.m. and Cal on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.
#3 UCLA 7, #70 Fresno State 0
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