Bruins Are Headed To Georgia!
May 13, 2001
Los Angeles, CA-The Bruins knew that the road to Athens would be tough and by all indications the way today's NCAA regional match began, the competition will be fierce. South Florida began the match with great intensity but the No. 2 seed UCLA men's tennis team was just too strong for No. 36 South Florida, winning 4-0 this afternoon in the second round at the 2001 NCAA Men's Tennis Regional at the Los Angeles Tennis Center.
South Florida gave the Bruins a real battle in doubles as the squad split matches on courts Nos. 1 and 3. On court No. 3, Lassi Ketola and Tobias Clemens won the first match of the afternoon, downing South Florida's Boris Babic and Jit Shah, 8-3. South Florida took the match on court No. 1 where the tandem of Paco Antelo and Martin Wetzel defeated Jean-Noel Grinda and Jean-Julien Rojer, 8-5.
Down 5-2, UCLA's No. 2 doubles team of Marcin Matkowski and Travis Rettenmaier won four straight games to even the score at six. From there the duo never looked back and posted a 8-6 over South Florida's Jorge Escallon and Nadim Naser to clinch the doubles point.
The Bruins used their tremendous depth to dominate in singles where UCLA won matches on courts Nos. 3, 5 and 6. Marcin Matkowski clinched the victory for the Bruins in the No. 4 slot, downing Nadim Naser in straight sets, 6-2, 6-4.
UCLA will now head to Athens, Georgia to participate in the NCAA Championships next Saturday, May 19-27.
UCLA 4, South Florida 0
1.Antelo/Wetzel (USF) def Grinda/Rojer (UCLA)- 8-52.Matkowski/Rettenmaier (UCLA) def. Escallon/Naser (USF) - 8-63.Clemens/Ketola def. Babic/Shah (USF)- 8-3
UCLA wins doubles point.
1.Jean-Julien Rojer (UCLA) def. Paco Antelo (USF)- suspended2.Jean-Noel Grinda (UCLA) def. Martin Wetzel (USF)- 6-4, 6-13.Tobias Clemens (UCLA) def. Boris Babic (USF)- suspended4.Marcin Matkowski (UCLA) def. Nadim Naser (USF)- 6-2, 6-4*5.Erfan Djahangiri (UCLA) def. Jorge Escallon (USF)- 6-3, 6-16.Travis Rettenmaier (UCLA) def. Jit Shah (USF)- suspended
*Denotes Clinching match