No. 2 UCLA Suffers Second Straight Loss, Falls to No. 5 Mississippi
Feb. 20 ,1998
LOUISVILLE, Kty. - Consolation bracket action was no kinder to No. 2 ranked UCLA as the Bruins fell to No. 5 Mississippi, 5-2, at the USTA / ITA Men's National Indoor Team Championships.
UCLA started strong by claiming the doubles point with victories on court Nos. 1 and 2. However, only Vince Allegre managed to win in singles as he battled back for a 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 win on court No. 2. Jean-Noel Grinda suffered only his second dual match loss of the season despite taking 18th ranked Sebastien DeChaunac to a tiebreaker.
UCLA plays No. 9 Florida at 8 a.m. Saturday, while Ole Miss will play Harvard at the same time.
Here are the position-by-position results:
Singles No. 1 Sebastien DeChaunac (Ole Miss) def. Jean-Noel Grinda (UCLA) 6-3, 7-6(1) No. 2 Vince Allegre (UCLA) def. Anders Stenman (Ole Miss) 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 No. 3 Martin Sjoqvist (Ole Miss) def. Matt Breen (UCLA) 6-4, 6-4 No. 4 Sebastien Lami (Ole Miss) def. Alex Decret (UCLA) 7-6(5), 6-4 No. 5 Vikrant Chada (Ole Miss) def. Brandon Kramer (UCLA) 6-1, 6-3 No. 6 James Shortall (Ole Miss) def. Noah Newman (UCLA) 5-7, 6-2, 6-3 Doubles - (UCLA wins singles point) No. 1 Matt Breen / Jean-Noel Grinda (UCLA) vs. Sebastian DeChaunac / Martin Sjoqvist (Ole Miss) 8-6 No. 2 Alex Decret / Brandon Kramer (UCLA) def. Sebastien Lami / Vikrant Chada (Ole Miss) 8-4 No. 3 Vince Allegre / Chris Sands (UCLA) vs. James Shortall / Hassell (Ole Miss) Suspended Final Team Score: Mississippi 5, UCLA 2
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