Men's Tennis Downs Stanford, 5-2

April 13, 2007

Stanford, Calif. - The No. 10 UCLA men's tennis team erased a 1-0 deficit after doubles play and won the first five singles matches en route to a 5-2 victory over Stanford in a Pac-10 match today at the Taube Tennis Center. The Cardinal are now 7-14 overall and 2-3 in the conference. The Bruins are 5-0 in the Pac-10 and are 17-3 overall.

Stanford won all three doubles matches and took a 1-0 lead and momentum into singles play. The Bruins, however, proved too strong in singles as they won at Nos. 4, 2, 6, and 1 to secure the win. The clinching match came at No. 1 singles where defending national champion Benjamin Kohlloeffel, currently ranked No. 4 in the country, beat Stanford's Matt Bruch 7-6, 6-3.In doubles play, Bruch and teammate Blake Muller, ranked No. 27, had an impressive win over Kohlloeffel and Philipp Gruendler, ranked No. 12, as they won 8-5. Moments later, Stanford won the doubles point after Eric McKean and Richard Wire scored an 8-5 victory over UCLA's Mathieu Dehaine and Jeremy Drean.

Stanford's lone win in singles play came after the Bruins had a 5-1 lead. Muller overcame a 6-1 defeat in the first set to beat Chris Surapol, ranked No. 53 in the nation, 6-4, 6-2 in the final two sets.UCLA travels to Berkeley, Calif. tomorrow, taking on Cal at 1:00 p.m.

Doubles

Opponents Score 8-5 7-6(4) McKean/Wire (Stan) def. Dehaine/Drean (UCLA) 8-5
Pos.
1. (27) Bruch/Muller (Stan) def. (12) Gruendler/Kohlloeffel (UCLA)
2. Kaiser/Morrissey (Stan) def. Look/Surapol (UCLA)
3.
Stanford WinsDoubles Point

Singles

Opponents Score 7-6, 6-3* 7-5, 7-5 1-6, 6-4, 6-2 6-2, 6-2 4-6, 6-3, (10-2) 6-2, 6-3
Pos.
1. (4) Benjamin Kohlloeffel (UCLA) def. Matt Bruch (Stan)
2. Philipp Gruendler (UCLA) def. (74) Richard Wire (Stan)
3. Blake Muller (Stan) def. (53) Chris Surapol (UCLA)
4. Mathieu Dehaine (UCLA) def. Eric McKean (Stan)
5. Michael Look (UCLA) def. Kevin Kaiser (Stan)
6. Jeremy Drean (UCLA) def. Jeff Zeller (Stan)
* Denotes Clinching Match
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