No. 4 Bruins Blank No. 15 Huskies, 7-0

April 12, 2003

LOS ANGELES - The fourth-ranked UCLA men's tennis team turned in one of its most impressive performances of the season Saturday, blanking No. 15 Washington, 7-0 in a Pac-10 showdown at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. With the victory, UCLA improves to 19-2 overall and 5-0 in Pac-10 play. Washington falls to 15-5 overall and 1-5 in conference action.

UCLA started the day strong by claiming the one point awarded for doubles play with victories on court Nos. 1 and 3.

In singles action, the Bruins won all six matches in straight sets. At the top two courts, UCLA's Tobias Clemens and Marcin Matkowski downed a pair of Washington players ranked in the top-30 in the nation. At court No. 1, fifth-ranked Clemens downed No. 26 Matt Hanlin, 6-1, 6-3. Matkowski followed that up with a 6-2, 6-2 decision over 10th-ranked Alex Vlaski at the No. 2 position.

Four other Bruins were victorious Saturday, as Rodrigo Grilli, Chris Lam, Erfan Djahangiri and Lassi Ketola all posted straight-set decisions.

UCLA rounds out the regular season next weekend at home against Stanford and Cal.

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