Bruins Blank Toreros, 7-0 in Men's Tennis

Jan. 24, 2007

LOS ANGELES - The fourth-ranked UCLA men's tennis team spoiled San Diego's 2007 season opener on Wednesday, as the Bruins posted a ?-? victory over the Torero's in a non-conference match at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. UCLA, which improves to 2-0 on the season, is now 23-0 all-time against USD.

Wednesday's match was similar to UCLA's season-opening victory over UC Irvine last week, as the Bruins cruised in doubles before dominating singles play with six straight-set wins.

After being tested early at court No. 1, fifth-ranked Benjamin Kohlloeffel found his rhythm in the second set, downing USD's Thomas Liversage, 6-4, 6-0. Kohlloeffel has now won his last nine matches in dual-match play dating back to last season.

Haythem Abid, Mathieu Dehaine, Philipp Gruendler, Jeremy Drean and Michael Look were all straight-set winners. Dehaine had the closest match of the day at court No. 3, as he got past Chris Coetzee, 7-6(5), 7-5.

UCLA has one more home match this week, hosting BYU on Friday at 1:30 p.m.

Doubles

Opponents Score 8-4 8-2 (18) Dehaine/Drean (UCLA) def. Levon Brown/Sekiguchi (USD) 8-1
Pos.
1. Gruendler/Kohlloeffel (UCLA) def. Coetzee/Liversage (USD)
2. Abid/ Chris Surapol (UCLA) def. Mouly/Wolmarans (USD)
3.
UCLA WinsDoubles Point

Singles

Opponents Score 6-4, 6-0 6-3, 6-2 7-6(5), 7-5 6-1, 6-3 6-2, 7-6(6) 6-2, 6-1
Pos.
1. (5) Benjamin Kohlloeffel (UCLA) def. Thomas Liversage (USD)
2. Haythem Abid (UCLA) def. Jonas Mouly (USD)
3. Mathieu Dehaine (UCLA) def. Chris Coetzee (USD)
4. Philipp Gruendler (UCLA) def. Ryo Sekiguchi (USD)
5. Jeremy Drean (UCLA) def. Charl Wolmarans (USD)
6. Michael Look (UCLA) def. Sammy Atri (USD)
Order of Finish: 4, 6, 1, 5, 2, 3 --- Final Score: UCLA 7, San Diego 0
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