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.

Doubles

Opponents Score Susp. 8-1 Clemens/ Chris Surapol (UCLA) def. Guilliod/Qayyam (ORU) 8-0
Pos.
1. (7) Francis/Kwinta (UCLA) vs. Hill/Moore (ORU)
2. (27) Gruendler/Pampoulov (UCLA) def. Ehrlich/Kemp (ORU)
3.
UCLA WinsDoubles Point

Singles

Opponents Score Susp. 6-0, 6-1* 6-0, 6-1 Susp. Susp. 6-0, 6-0
Pos.
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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