Three Bruins Fall in Quarterfinal Singles Action in Ojai
April 25, 2008
Ojai, Calif. - Afer winning two matches on Thursday, UCLA freshman Josh Miller picked up another victory on Friday to advance to the semifinals in singles in the Invitational draw at the Pac-10 Championships.
Miller, who is the Bruins' last remaining singles player in Ojai, downed Washington's Tobi Obenaus, 6-4, 6-3 on Friday. He can earn a spot in the finals with a win over second-seeded Bozhidar Katsarov of Cal on Saturday at 9:30 a.m.
UCLA's three players still alive in the main draw didn't fare as well as Miller on Friday, as fifth-seeded Mathieu Dehaine, Nick Meister and Jeremy Drean all dropped quarterfinal matches. Dehaine was upset by unseeded Jaak Poldma of USC, 5-7, 6-1, 6-2, while Meister was beaten by USC's Gary Sacks, 6-3, 7-6(6). Drean lost to second-seeded Kaes Van't Hof, 7-6(6), 6-4.
UCLA still has a chance to win a doubles title in Ojai, as third-seeded Meister and Harel Srugo advanced to the second round with an 8-3 victory over USC's Abdullah Magdas/Sacks. The Bruin duo was scheduled to play their second round match later on Friday.
In Invitational doubles play, UCLA's Ahmed Ismail and Miller lost in the first round.
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