Bruins Defeat No. 28 Boise State, 6-1

Jan. 27, 2006

LOS ANGELES - The fifth-ranked UCLA men's tennis team ran its winning streak to 11 in a row dating back to last season, posting a 6-1 victory over No. 28 Boise State Friday afternoon at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. The Bruins now take a 3-0 record into next week's matches with No. 19 Cal and No. 14 Stanford in the Bay Area. Boise State, which lost by the same score to No. 9 Pepperdine on Thursday, falls to 0-2.

After an 8-2 UCLA victory at court No. 2 and an 8-3 decision in Boise State's favor at the No. 3 spot, the Bruins managed to clinch the doubles point with a win at the No. 1 position. UCLA's Philipp Gruendler and Benjamin Kohlloeffel upset seventh-ranked Luke Shields/Thomas Schoeck, 8-5, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead heading into singles play.

Shortly after singles play began, Kohlloeffel proved why he's considered one of the nation's top players, as he dispatched of the 13th-ranked Shields, 6-0, 6-0. Kohlloeffel, who is listed at No. 3 in the latest ITA Singles Rankings, owns an impressive 20-2 record since fall play began.

Junior Chris Surapol and 75th-ranked Mathieu Dehaine were next to finish, clinching the match for UCLA. Surapol downed Eric Roberson, 6-1, 6-2 at court No. 4, while Dehaine recorded the clincher with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Clancy Shields at court No. 3. Bruin sophomore Jeremy Drean was also a straight-set winner Friday.

Boise State's lone point on the afternoon came at court No. 6, where Ehren Vaughan downed Aaron Yovan, 6-4, 7-5. Bruin freshman Haythem Abid capped off the match for UCLA at court No. 2, fighting back from a set down to eventually defeat Schoeck, 1-6, 6-3, 7-6(3).

The Bruins head up to the Bay Area next week, taking on Cal on Friday at 1:30 p.m. and Stanford on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.

Doubles

Opponents Score 8-5 8-2 Steve Robertson/C. Shields (BSU) def. Dehaine/Yovan (UCLA) 8-3
Pos.
1. Philipp Gruendler /Kohlloeffel (UCLA) def. (7) Schoeck/L. Shields (BSU)
2. Abid/Surapol (UCLA) def. Roberson/Werbeck (BSU)
3.
UCLA WinsDoubles Point

Singles

Opponents Score 6-0, 6-0 1-6, 6-3, 7-6(3) 6-1, 6-2 6-1, 6-2 6-2, 6-1 6-4, 7-5

Pos.
1. (3) Benjamin Kohlloeffel (UCLA) def. (13) Luke Shields (BSU)
2. Haythem Abid (UCLA) def. Thomas Schoeck (BSU)
3. (75) Mathieu Dehaine (UCLA) def. Clancy Shields (BSU)
4. Chris Surapol (UCLA) def. Eric Roberson (BSU)
5. Jeremy Drean (UCLA) def. (89) Brent Werbeck (BSU)
6. Ehren Vaughan (BSU) def. Aaron Yovan (UCLA)
* Denotes Clinching Match -- Singles Order of Finish: 1, 4, 3, 5, 6, 2
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