No. 8 Bruins Down Arizona, 6-1

Feb. 24, 2006

LOS ANGELES - The eighth-ranked UCLA men's tennis team rebounded strong after losing the doubles point Friday, storming back to take six straight singles matches en route to a 6-1 victory over Arizona at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. With the victory, UCLA moves to 8-3 on the season. Arizona, which suffered its first loss of the year Friday, is now 8-1.

UCLA's Benjamin Kohlloeffel and Philipp Gruendler turned in the top performances of the afternoon, as the two teamed together to win the Bruins' only doubles match before each taking straight-set singles wins. Gruendler and Kohlloeffel, the 10th-ranked team in the nation, started the day with an 8-4 victory over Claudio Christen/Jeff Groslimond at court No. 1. Kohlloeffel then downed 80th-ranked Roger Matalonga, 6-4, 6-2 at No. 1 singles. Gruendler, meanwhile, took a 6-4, 6-4 decision over Bruno Alcala at court No. 5.

Other Bruin singles winners on the day included Haythem Abid, Mathieu Dehaine, Chris Surapol and Michael Look.

The Pac-10 counting match between these two schools will not be until an April 1 meeting in Tucson. UCLA returns to the Los Angeles Tennis Center tomorrow, hosting Arizona State at 1:00 p.m.

Doubles

Opponents Score 8-4 8-5 Alcala/Peter Zimmer def. Dehaine/ Aaron Yovan (UCLA) 8-5
Pos.
1. (10) Gruendler/Kohlloeffel (UCLA) def. Christen/Groslimond (UofA)
2. (45) Andrus/Matalonga (UofA) def. Abid/Surapol (UCLA)
3.
Arizona WinsDoubles Point

Singles

Opponents Score 6-4, 6-2* 6-4, 6-4 6-1, 6-1 6-0, 6-2 6-4, 6-4 6-0, 4-6, (10-7)

Pos.
1. (3) Benjamin Kohlloeffel (UCLA) def. (80) Roger Matalonga (UofA)
2. Haythem Abid (UCLA) def. (84) Jeff Groslimond (UofA)
3. (82) Mathieu Dehaine (UCLA) def. Daniel Andrus (UofA)
4. Chris Surapol (UCLA) def. Claudio Christen (UofA)
5. Philipp Gruendler (UCLA) def. Bruno Alcala (UofA)
6. (75) Michael Look (UCLA) def. Jason Labrosse (UofA)
* Denotes Clinching Match -- Singles Order of Finish: 3, 4, 5, 1, 2, 6
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