No. 2 UCLA Upset In First Round by No. 15 Illinois
Feb. 19, 1998
LOUISVILLE, Kty. -- In their bid to three-peat the National Team Indoor title, the No. 2 ranked UCLA men's tennis team was upset by No. 15 Illinois. The action could not have been much closer as three singles matches went to a third set and two others needed first-set tiebreakers.
Illinois claimed the doubles point with victories on court Nos. 2 and 3 and the teams split the singles matches down the middle. UCLA claimed victory on court Nos 1, 2 and 4, but Illinois won on Nos. 2, 5 and 6.
UCLA will play next on Friday, Feb. 20 at 8 a.m., while Illinois will play at Noon on Friday.
Here are the position-by-position results:
Singles No. 1 Jean-Noel Grinda (UCLA) def. Oliver Freelove (IL) 7-5, 3-6, 6-1 No. 2 Vince Allegre (UCLA) def. Cary Franklin (IL) 7-6(2), 6-3 No. 3 Gavin Sontag (IL) def. Matt Breen (UCLA) 7-6(5), 6-1 No. 4 Alex Decret (UCLA) def. Jeff Laski (IL) 4-6, 6-1, 7-6(4) No. 5 Jakub Teply (IL) def. Brandon Kramer (UCLA) 6-3, 7-5 No. 6 Matt Snyder (IL) def. Noah Newman (UCLA) 6-1, 6-7(5), 6-3 Doubles -- (Illinois wins singles point) No. 1 Matt Breen / Jean-Noel Grinda (UCLA) vs. Oliver Freelove / Jeff Laski (IL) Suspended No. 2 Blain / Gavin Sontag (IL) def. Alex Decret / Brandon Kramer (UCLA) 8-3 No. 3 Jakub Teply / Matt Snyder (IL) def. Vince Allegre / Chris Sands (UCLA) 8-3 Final Team Score: Illinois 4, UCLA 3
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