Fourth-Seeded UCLA Blanks Oral Roberts, 4-0
May 15, 2004
LOS ANGELES - The fourth-seeded UCLA men's tennis team advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday, cruising to a 4-0 decision over Oral Roberts in an NCAA First Round match at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. UCLA (19-5) will next face Pepperdine (19-8) in the regional final on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. The winner of that match will advance to next week's 16-team NCAA Championships in Tulsa, Okla.
The Bruins began the day by winning the doubles point without too much trouble after dropping just one game in a pair of victories on court Nos. 2 and 3.
In singles play, Bruin freshman Philipp Gruendler was the first to finish, posting a 6-0, 6-0 decision over Patrick Guilliod at the No. 6 position. Next to finish was court No. 3, where junior Chris Lam was nearly perfect against Wessel Kemp, winning 6-0, 6-1.
The match was clinched at the No. 2 position, where junior Luben Pampoulov dispatched of Chris Moore, 6-0, 6-1.
Sunday's showdown between UCLA and Pepperdine will be the first this season, as the teams did not face off during the regular season. The Bruins lead the all-time series, 37-13.
|1.||(7) Francis/Kwinta (UCLA) vs. Hill/Moore (ORU)|
|2.||(27) Gruendler/Pampoulov (UCLA) def. Ehrlich/Kemp (ORU)|
|UCLA WinsDoubles Point|
|1.||(7) Tobias Clemens (UCLA) vs. Tyrone Hill (ORU)|
|2.||(67) Luben Pampoulov (UCLA) def. Chris Moore (ORU)|
|3.||(60) Chris Lam (UCLA) def. Wessel Kemp (ORU)|
|4.||(63) Alberto Francis (UCLA) vs. Umair Qayyam (ORU)|
|5.||(88) Kris Kwinta (UCLA) vs. Adam Ehrlich (ORU)|
|6.||(107) Philipp Gruendler (UCLA) def. Patrick Guilliod (ORU)|
|* Denotes Clinching Match - Singles Order of Finish: 6, 3, 2|
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