No. 4 Bruins Cruise in 2007 Season Opener

Jan. 18, 2007

LOS ANGELES - The fourth-ranked UCLA men's tennis team (1-0) turned in a dominating performance in its 2007 season opener on Thursday, posting a 7-0 decision over UC Irvine (0-1) at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. With the win, the Bruins improve to 30-2 all-time against the Anteaters and have now won the last 16 meetings between the two teams.

The featured match of the afternoon came at No. 1 singles, where fifth-ranked Benjamin Kohlloeffel took on former Bruin Aaron Yovan. Kohlloeffel, the defending NCAA singles champion, was the first to finish his match after registering a 6-1, 6-1 victory.

UCLA's other singles players followed suit, as Haythem Abid, Mathieu Dehaine, Philipp Gruendler, Jeremy Drean and Michael Look all posted straight-set wins. Look lost just one game en route to a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Alex Sundling at court No. 6.

UCLA has two more home matches next week, hosting San Diego on Wednesday and BYU on Friday. Both matches begin at 1:30 p.m.

Doubles

Opponents Score 8-1 8-3 (18) Dehaine/Drean (UCLA) def. Suzuki/Tsai (UCI) 8-1
Pos.
1. Gruendler/Kohlloeffel (UCLA) def. Ulukan/Yovan (UCI)
2. Abid/ Chris Surapol (UCLA) def. Andrei Radulescu/Sundling (UCI)
3.
UCLA WinsDoubles Point

Singles

Opponents Score 6-1, 6-1 6-3, 6-3 6-2, 6-1 6-1, 6-1 7-6(5), 6-3 6-0, 6-1
Pos.
1. (5) Benjamin Kohlloeffel (UCLA) def. Aaron Yovan (UCI)
2. Haythem Abid (UCLA) def. Shimpei Suzuki (UCI)
3. Mathieu Dehaine (UCLA) def. Victor Lamm (UCI)
4. Philipp Gruendler (UCLA) def. Mustafa Ulukan (UCI)
5. Jeremy Drean (UCLA) def. Zac Tsai (UCI)
6. Michael Look (UCLA) def. Alex Sundling (UCI)
Order of Finish: 1, 4, 2, 3, 6, 5 --- Final Score: UCLA 7, UC Irvine 0
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