No. 6 Men's Tennis Overpowers UC Santa Barbara, 6-1
Feb. 27, 2008
LOS ANGELES - Playing its first dual match since the USTA/ITA National Team Indoors, the sixth-ranked UCLA men's tennis team looked strong it its non-conference showdown with UC Santa Barbara on Wednesday, taking a 6-1 victory at the Los Angeles Tennis Center.
After posting three straight wins in doubles play, the Bruins (8-1) managed to take five of six singels matches to claim the victory. Bruin freshman Ahmed Ismail got his first taste of dual-match play on Wednesday, as he recorded a 6-4, 6-3 win over Eric Lee at the No. 6 position. UCLA went ahead 3-0 not long after, as senior Mathieu Dehaine, ranked No. 25 nationally, posted a 6-3, 6-0 decision against Alexander Konigsfeldt at court No. 3.
Junior Michael Look clinched the match for the Bruins with a 6-1, 7-5 victory over Jack Hui at court No. 4. The Bruins also had straight-set wins from Holden Seguso (court No. 2) and Harel Srugo (court No. 1).
UCSB (3-3) got its lone point on the afternoon at court No. 5, where Josh Finkelstein was a 6-2, 1-6, 6-3 winner over Bruin senior Jeremy Drean. The loss was Drean's first this season in dual-match play, as he is now 8-1.
UCLA players will be competing at the Pacific Coast Doubles Championships this weekend. The Bruins' next dual match will be against No. 24 Rice on March 5 at 1:30 p.m. That match will be at UCLA's Los Angeles Tennis Center.
|1.||Nick Meister /Srugo (UCLA) def. Hui/Therp (UCSB)|
|2.||(47) Dehaine/Seguso (UCLA) def. Finkelstein/Konigsfeldt (UCSB)|
|UCLA WinsDoubles Point -- Order of Finish: 3, 2, 1|
|1.||(44) Harel Srugo (UCLA) def. Bijan Hejazi (UCSB)|
|2.||(28) Holden Seguso (UCLA) def. Philip Therp (UCSB)|
|3.||(25) Mathieu Dehaine (UCLA) def. Alexander Konigsfeldt (UCSB)|
|4.||Michael Look (UCLA) def. Jack Hui (UCSB)|
|5.||Josh Finkelstein (UCSB) def. Jeremy Drean (UCLA)|
|6.||Ahmed Ismail (UCLA) def. Eric Lee (UCSB)|
|* Denotes Clinching Match -- Order of Finish: 6, 3, 4, 2, 1, 5|