No. 4 Men's Tennis Blanks No. 19 Stanford, 7-0

Feb. 3, 2007

LOS ANGELES - Fourth-ranked UCLA accomplished something that no Bruin men's tennis team has done in more than 25 years on Saturday, shutting out No. 19 Stanford, 7-0 at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. Not since UCLA began keeping match-by-match records in 1981 have the Bruins not surrendered a single point to the Cardinal. With the win, the Bruins improve to 5-0 on the season, while Stanford falls to 0-3 overall.

UCLA's Philipp Gruendler and Benjamin Kohlloeffel clinched the doubles point for the Bruins at court No. 1, posting an 8-6 victory over Matt Bruch and Richard Wire. That win was preceded by an 8-4 victory by UCLA's Haythem Abid and Chris Surapol at court No. 2.

The Bruins continued to dominate in singles play, moving out to a 3-0 lead in just over an hour. Kohlloeffel turned in his usual performance at the No. 1 position, downing Bruch, 6-2, 6-1. That win was followed up by Jeremy Drean at court No. 6, as he was a 6-2, 6-0 winner over Jeff Zeller.

Gruendler clinched the win for the Bruins at court No. 5, recording a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Kevin Kaiser. Mathieu Dehaine and Surapol also posted straight-set wins for UCLA.

The closest match of the day came at court No. 2, where Abid needed a 10-point tiebreaker in place of a third set to defeat Wire, 6-4, 4-6, (10-8).

Next up for UCLA is a trip to Waco, Texas for a meeting with the second-ranked Baylor Bears on Feb. 10.


Opponents Score 8-6 8-4 McKean/Zeller (Stan) def. (18) Dehaine/Drean (UCLA) 8-3
1. Gruendler/Kohlloeffel (UCLA) def. Bruch/Wire (Stan)
2. Abid/Surapol (UCLA) def. (32) Paul Morrissey/Muller (Stan)
UCLA WinsDoubles Point


Opponents Score 6-2, 6-1 6-4, 4-6, (10-8) 6-1, 6-3 6-1, 7-5 6-3, 6-2 6-2, 6-0
1. (5) Benjamin Kohlloeffel (UCLA) def. Matt Bruch (Stan)
2. Haythem Abid (UCLA) def. Richard Wire (Stan)
3. (27) Chris Surapol (UCLA) def. Blake Muller (Stan)
4. Mathieu Dehaine (UCLA) def. Eric McKean (Stan)
5. Philipp Gruendler (UCLA) def. Kevin Kaiser (Stan)
6. Jeremy Drean (UCLA) def. Jeff Zeller (Stan)
* Denotes Clinching Match / Order of Finish: 1, 6, 5, 3, 4, 2
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