Men's Tennis Falls Upset in Seattle

April 15, 2006

SEATTLE, WA -- The seventh-ranked UCLA men's tennis team (16-5; 5-1 Pac-10) dropped its first conference match of the season Saturday, falling to No. 20 Washington, 4-3 at the Nordstrom Tennis Center.

The Huskies, who improve to 17-4 overall and 4-1 in the Pac-10, dropped the doubles point but ended up winning four of six singles matches to pull off the upset.

With the dual match tied at 3-3, Washington's Jean-Noel Insausti battled back from a set down to defeat Bruins sophomore Mathieu Dehaine, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(5) at court No. 4.

UCLA rounds out the regular season next Friday, taking on USC at the Mark's Tennis Stadium beginning at 1:30 p.m.

No. 20 Washington def. No. 7 UCLA; 4-3
April 15, 2006 Nordstrom Indoor Tennis Center

Doubles1. Gruendler/Kohloeffel (UCLA) def. (33) Slovic/Daniel Chu (UW); 8-32. Abid/Surapel (UCLA) def. Kuharszky/Jank (UW); 8-53. Dehaine/Drean (UCLA) def. David Chu/Ricks (UW); 8-6

Singles1. (1) Ben Kohloeffel (UCLA) def. (19) Alex Slovic (UW); 6-0, 6-22. Pierre Metenier (UW) def. Haythem Abid (UCLA); 1-6, 7-5, 6-23. (90) Jean-Noel Insausti (UW) def. Mathieu Dehaine (UCLA); 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(5)4. Daniel Chu (UW) def. Philip Gruendler (UCLA); 7-5, 6-45. Chris Surapel (UCLA) def. Andy Kuharszky (UW); 6-2, 6-46. Klaus Jank (UW) def. Mikie Look (UCLA); 6-4, 6-1