No. 3 UCLA Men's Tennis Defeats No. 60 Arizona, 6-1
Jan. 26, 2001
Tucson, Ariz. - The UCLA men's tennis team, slated at No. 3 in the national rankings, improved to 2-0 on the season with a 6-1 victory over No. 60 Arizona this afternoon at the LaNelle Robson Tennis Center. Today's match was the Pac-10 opener for both teams.
The Bruins rebounded from last week's slow start in doubles to sweep the Cats in doubles play to take a 1-0 advantage. The 45th-ranked and No. 1 tandem of Jean-Noel Grinda and Jean-Julien Rojer claimed their first victory in dual meet action after defeating Arizona's Steven Capriati and Whi Kim, 8-5.
In singles, No. 47 Erfan Djanhangiri was upset by Kim, 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 to give Arizona its first point of the match. Freshman Tobias Clemens, playing at the No 2 spot for the first time this season, clinched the match for the Bruins by defeating Tom Lloyd of Arizona, 6-3, 6-2.
UCLA returns to action tomorrow against Arizona State at noon.
POSITION BY POSITION RESULTS:
Doubles - UCLA wins point
|No. 1||(45) Jean-Noel Grinda / Jean-Julien Rojer (UCLA) def. Steven Capriati / Whi Kim (UA)||8-5|
|No. 2||Travis Rettainmaier / Marcin Matkowski (UCLA) def. Tom Lloyd / Carl Hagman (UA)||8-6|
|No. 3||Tobias Clemens / Lassi Ketola (UCLA) def. Roland Brateanu/ Brian Jackson (UA)||8-1|
|No. 1||(27) Jean-Julien Rojer (UCLA) def. Steven Capriati (UA)||6-4, 3-6, 6-4|
|No. 2||(97) Tobias Clemens (UCLA) def. Tom Lloyd (UA)||6-3, 6-2|
|No. 3||(28) Jean-Noel Grinda (UCLA) def. Carl Hagman (UA)||6-4, 7-6(4)|
|No. 4||Whi Kim (UA) def. (47) Erfan Djanhangiri (UCLA)||6-4, 2-6, 6-2|
|No. 5||Travis Rettenmair (UCLA) def. Jari Niskala (UA)||6-1, 6-2|
|No. 6||Marcin Matkowski def. (UCLA) def. Bruno Aropovic (UA)||6-3, 6-2|
Final Team Score: UCLA 6, ARIZONA 1