UCLA Men's Tennis Defeats Georgia Tech, 7-0
Feb. 9, 2001
Los Angeles, Calif. - The third-ranked UCLA men's tennis team won the doubles point and swept all six singles matches to earn a 7-0 dual match victory over Georgia Tech at the Los Angeles Tennis Center on Friday. With the victory, UCLA is now 4-0 (2-0 Pac-10) on the season. Georgia Tech falls to 2-2 on the season.
The Bruins opened the match by winning two of three doubles matches to claim the doubles point and never looked back. Lassi Ketola and Tobias Clemens suffered the Bruins only setback of the afternoon, losing a close doubles match to Georgia Tech's Roger Anderson and David Wright, 9-8 (3).
In singles, Ketola rebounded from his misfortune in doubles to down Sergio Acquire in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0. Two single matches went three sets as, Jean-Noel Grinda came from behind after dropping the first set to defeat Roger Anderson, 6-7 (7), 6-1, 6-2. On court No. 6, Travis Rettenmaier ousted Alex Navinkov in three sets, 6-2, 3-6, 6-2.
UCLA's No. 1 singles player, Jean-Julien Rojer missed today's match because he is currently in Costa Rica playing in the Davis Cup for the Netherland-Antilles. Rojer is expected to join the squad in Seattle, Washington for the National Indoor Championships on February 15-18.
UCLA will hit the road and return to action next Tuesday, Feb. 13 in a dual match against the University of Portland. The Bruins will then compete in the National Indoor Championships.
POSITION BY POSITION RESULTS:
Doubles - UCLA wins point
|No. 1||Rettenmaier/Matkowski def. Coirault/Menano||8-5|
|No. 2||Anderson/Wright def. Ketola/Clemens||9-8 (3)|
|No. 3||Grinda/Sands def. Aquirre/Amit Taggar||9-7|
|No. 1||(28) Jean-Noel Grinda (UCLA) def. Roger Anderson (GT)||6-7 (7), 6-1, 6-2|
|No. 2||(97) Tobias Clemens (UCLA) def. Romain Coirault (GT)||6-2, 6-2|
|No. 3||Marcin Matkowski (UCLA) def. David Wright (GT)||6-2, 7-5|
|No. 4||(47) Erfan Djanhangiri (UCLA) def. Stephen Moros (GT)||6-3, 6-1|
|No. 5||(32) Lassi Ketola (UCLA) def. Sergio Aquirre (GT)||6-0, 6-0|
|No. 6||Travis Rettenmaier (UCLA) def. Alex Navinkov (GT)||6-2, 3-6, 6-2|
Final Team Score: UCLA 7, Georgia Tech 0