Top-Ranked Virginia Downs No. 9 UCLA, 4-2 in NCAA Quarterfinals

May 23, 2010

Athens, Ga. - The No. 9 UCLA men's tennis gave top-ranked Virginia all it could handle but came up just short in the end, dropping a hard-fought 4-3 decison to the Cavaliers in an NCAA Quarterfinal match at Georgia's Dan Magill Tennis Complex on Sunday. With the loss, the Bruins end their season 17-7 overall. Virginia (39-1) moves on to face No. 5 USC in Monday's semifinals.

'I thought we played a great match,' said UCLA head coach Billy Martin. 'For a long time during it, I thought we had a good chance to win. Doubles went well and when Matt (Brooklyn) won on court three, I felt we were in a good position. Right now, I don't really know what happened. Virginia turned it around on the bottom courts. Overall, I still felt we played well and fought hard. Today Virginia was just the better team.'

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#1 Virginia 4, #9 UCLA 2
May 23, 2010 at Athens, Ga. (Dan Magill Tennis Complex)
NCAA Quarterfinals

Doubles
1. #16 Inbar/Meister (UCLA) def. #14 Courtney/Shabaz (UVA) 9-8 (7-4)
2. Abid/Brooklyn (UCLA) def. #41 Barrick/Singh (UVA) 8-2
3. Jenkins/Lee Singer (UVA) def. Alex Brigham/Seguso (UCLA) 8-7

UCLA Wins Doubles Point

Singles
1. #11 Michael Shabaz (UVA) def. #71 Nick Meister (UCLA) 6-3, 6-2
2. #14 Sanam Singh (UVA) def. #51 Haythem Abid (UCLA) 6-2, 3-6, 6-1
3. #58 Matt Brooklyn (UCLA) def. #57 Jarmere Jenkins (UVA) 6-4, 6-3
4. #46 Drew Courtney (UVA) def. #117 Amit Inbar (UCLA) 6-3, 7-5
5. #106 Houston Barrick (UVA) vs. Holden Seguso (UCLA) 2-6, 6-4, 2-3, unfinished
6. Julen Uriguen (UVA) def. Maxime Tabatruong (UCLA) 5-7, 6-2, 6-0

Match Notes
UCLA 17-7; National ranking #9
Virginia 39-1; National ranking #1
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (1,4,2,3,6)

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