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. 2Travis Rettainmaier / Marcin Matkowski (UCLA) def. Tom Lloyd / Carl Hagman (UA) 8-6
No. 3Tobias Clemens / Lassi Ketola (UCLA) def. Roland Brateanu/ Brian Jackson (UA)8-1

Singles

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. 4Whi Kim (UA) def. (47) Erfan Djanhangiri (UCLA)6-4, 2-6, 6-2
No. 5Travis Rettenmair (UCLA) def. Jari Niskala (UA)6-1, 6-2
No. 6Marcin Matkowski def. (UCLA) def. Bruno Aropovic (UA)6-3, 6-2

Final Team Score: UCLA 6, ARIZONA 1

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