Bruins Cruise over Anteaters, 7-0

Feb. 23, 2010

LOS ANGELES - The seventh-ranked UCLA men's tennis team improved to 5-2 on the season on Tuesday, dispatching of local rival UC Irvine, 7-0 in a non-conference match at the Los Angeles Tennis Center.

Five of the Bruins' six singles wins came in striaght sets, with only court No. 6 needing a 10-point tiebreaker to decide the match. UCLA freshman Maxime Tabatruong came out victorious in that match, edging Ryan Mayer, 6-1, 4-6, (10-7).

Bruin junior Amit Inbar had the best showing on the day, losing just one game in a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Zac Tsai at court No. 3. Inbar's four-match singles winning streak is currently the longest on the team.

The Bruins round out the week in Northern California, facing No. 14 Stanford on Friday at 1:30 p.m. and No. 15 Cal on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Although important for ranking purposes, neither match will count in the Pac-10 standings.

#7 UCLA 7, #57 UC Irvine 0
Feb 23, 2010 at Los Angeles, CA (Los Angeles Tennis Center)

Doubles
1. Abid/Meister (UCLA) def. Issara/Gould (UCI) 8-6
2. Brooklyn/Inbar (UCLA) def. Henderson/Tsai (UCI) 8-4
3. Alex Brigham/Seguso (UCLA) def. Matthews/Nick Northcott (UCI) 8-0

UCLA Wins Doubles Point

Singles
1. #71 Haythem Abid (UCLA) def. Sam Gould (UCI) 6-1, 6-2
2. Holden Seguso (UCLA) def. Fabian Matthews (UCI) 7-6(5), 6-3
3. #100 Amit Inbar (UCLA) def. Zac Tsai (UCI) 6-1, 6-0
4. #48 Matt Brooklyn (UCLA) def. Khunpol Issara (UCI) 7-6(4), 6-3
5. #96 Nick Meister (UCLA) def. Steven Henderson (UCI) 6-4, 7-6(5)
6. Maxime Tabatruong (UCLA) def. Ryan Mayer (UCI) 6-1, 4-6, (10-7)

Match Notes
UC Irvine 7-3; National ranking #57
UCLA 5-2; National ranking #7
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (1,3,4,5,2,6)
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