No. 5 Bruins Blank Ducks, 7-0 in Pac-12 Opener
March 30, 2012
Eugene, Ore. - The No. 5 UCLA men's tennis team began the Pac-12 season off on the right foot, as the Bruins dispatched of Oregon, 7-0 at the Student Tennis Center in Eugene on Friday afternoon. With the win, the Bruins improve to 15-2 overall and 1-0 in conference play.
UCLA was in control from the start, claiming the doubles point with wins at court Nos. 2 and 3. Although the Ducks (14-2; 0-2 Pac-12) were able to pull off an 8-4 upset at court No. 1, the point had already been decided by that time.
The Bruins then went on to post straight-set victories at all six singles courts. Sophomore Clay Thompson picked up his third victory at the No. 1 position this year, downing Oregon's top player Alex Rovello, 6-3, 6-2. Freshman newcomer Dennis Novikov also picked up his second win in a Bruin uniform, as he downed Jeff Mullen, 6-4, 6-4 at court No. 3.
UCLA rounds out its trip tomorrow in Seattle, as the Bruins will face Washington at 1:00 p.m. The Huskies suffered a 7-0 loss to USC on Friday.
#5 UCLA 7, #59 Oregon 0
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