Three Bruins Earn All-America Honors

May 31, 2002

Los Angeles - Bruin sophomore Marcin Matkowski earned All-America honors in both singles and doubles Friday, headlining a list of three UCLA men's tennis players to achieve All-America status.

Matkowski (Szczecin, Poland) was named a singles All-American for finishing in the top-20 of the final Omni Hotels Collegiate Rankings. He and teammate Jean-Julien Rojer (Curacao, Netherlands-Antilles) were also named All-Americans in doubles after finishing the season ranked No. 1 in the nation.

The other Bruin to earn All-America honors on Friday was sophomore Tobias Clemens (Bonn, Germany). Clemens was a singles All-American for being a top-16 seed in the NCAA Singles Championships and for finishing the season ranked No. 8 in the final rankings.

Rojer is the only two-time All-American on the squad, as he achieved the honor in 2001 as well.

ALL-AMERICAN CRITERIASingles1. Top-16 seed in NCAA Singles Championships, or2. Reach round of 16 in NCAA Singles, or3. Finish in top-20 of final ITA Singles Rankings

Doubles1. Top-8 seed in NCAA Doubles Championships, or2. Reach quarterfinals of NCAA Doubles, or3. Finish in top-10 of final ITA Doubles Rankings

FINAL ITA SINGLES RANKINGS8. Tobias Clemens20. Marcin Matkowski25. Rodrigo Grilli59. Jean-Julien Rojer

FINAL ITA DOUBLES RANKINGS1. Matkowski/Rojer31. Clemens/Lassi Ketola

2002 FINAL ITA TEAM RANKINGS (Top-20) 1. USC2. Georgia3. UCLA 4. Illinois5. Pepperdine6. Tennessee7. Baylor8. Kentucky9. Mississippi10. Stanford11. Florida12. Auburn13. Cal14. Notre Dame15. Texas16. Texas A&M17. Duke18. Alabama19. VCU20. South Carolina

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