Bruins Compete at Southern California Intercollegiates

Nov. 4, 2004

LOS ANGELES - Five UCLA men's tennis players advanced to the second round of singles play Thursday at the 48th Annual Southern California Intercollegiates Championships at the Los Angeles Tennis Club.

UCLA's top-seeded Luben Pampoulov and second-seeded Alberto Francis, both advanced in straight sets. Pampoulov knocked off USC's Kaes Van't Hof, 6-2, 6-4. Francis was a 6-2, 6-2 winner over UC Irvine's Olof Sjolund. In addition to Pampoulov and Francis, three other Bruins moved into the second round Thursday, as Philipp Gruendler, eighth-seeded Kris Kwinta and Mathieu Dehaine all won first-round matches.

Three Bruin players lost in the first round, as seventh-seeded Chris Lam fell upset to UCI's Brian Morton, 7-5, 1-6, 7-5. Jason Nguyen and Jeremy Drean also fell in the opening round.

Play continues on Friday with the first round of doubles also set to begin.

48th Southern California Intercollegiates (First-Round Singles)

(1) Luben Pampoulov (UCLA) def. Kaes Van't Hof (USC), 6-2, 6-4Philipp Gruendler (UCLA) def. Mark Contreras (UCR), 6-1, 5-7, 6-1Brian Morton (UCI) def. (7) Chris Lam (UCLA), 7-5, 1-6, 7-5(8) Kris Kwinta (UCLA) def. Dominick Kaufhold (BYU), 6-2, 2-6, 6-1Jeff Das (BYU) def. Jason Nguyen (UCLA), 6-0, 6-3Jose Lechuga (BYU) def. Jeremy Drean (UCLA), 7-5, 6-4Mathieu Dehaine (UCLA) def. (4) Matt Loucks (Portland), 6-2, 2-0 (ret.)(2) Alberto Francis (UCLA) def. Olof Sjolund (UCI) 6-2, 6-2