No. 10 Bruins Edge Waves, 4-3

April 7, 2010

LOS ANGELES - After dropping the doubles point, the No. 10 UCLA men's tennis team rallied to pull off a 4-3 victory over No. 27 Pepperdine on Wednesday at the Los Angeles Tennis Center.

Despite the setback in doubles, UCLA (13-5) actually came out strong in singles play, winning the first set on five of six courts. UCLA's Kallim Stewart and Maxime Tabatruong quickly gave the Bruins the lead following straight set wins at court Nos. 5 and 6, respectively.

The Waves (10-10) would tie things up at 2-2 shortly thereafter, as 33rd-ranked Bassam Beidas downed 43rd-ranked Haythem Abid, 6-3, 6-3 at court No. 1. Abid, who has been sidelined in recent weeks due to injury, has not been in the team's singles lineup since the team played Baylor back on March 11.

Bruin junior Amit Inbar gave the team a 3-2 lead with a 6-4, 5-7, 7-5 victory over Alex Llompart at court No. 3. That set the stage for Nick Meister right next door at court No. 2, as his 6-1, 6-7(5), 6-4 win over No. 58 Sebastian Fanselow clinched the match for the Bruins. Meister, who checks in at No. 89 in the ITA Singles Rankings, moves to 8-5 this season against ranked opponents.

With the match already decided, Pepperdine's third point of the day came at court No. 4, where Finn Tearney battled back from a first-set loss to defeat Matt Brooklyn, 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-4.

UCLA resumes Pac-10 play this Sunday, facing Arizona in Tucson at 1:00 p.m.

#10 UCLA 4, #27 Pepperdine 3
Apr 07, 2010 at Los Angeles, CA (Los Angeles Tennis Center)

1. #22 Beidas/Llompart (PEPP) def. #41 Inbar/Meister (UCLA) 8-5
2. Hugh Clarke/Tearney (PEPP) def. Alex Brigham/Holden Seguso (UCLA) 8-6
3. Brooklyn/Stewart (UCLA) def. Fanselow/Alejandro Moreno (PEPP) 9-8(4)

Pepperdine Wins Doubles Point

1. #33 Bassam Beidas (PEPP) def. #43 Haythem Abid (UCLA) 6-3, 6-3
2. #89 Nick Meister (UCLA) def. #58 Sebastian Fanselow (PEPP) 6-1, 6-7(5), 6-4
3. #102 Amit Inbar (UCLA) def. Alex Llompart (PEPP) 6-4, 5-7, 7-5
4. Finn Tearney (PEPP) def. Matt Brooklyn (UCLA) 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-4
5. Kallim Stewart (UCLA) def. Mousheg Hovhannisyan (PEPP) 6-1, 6-1
6. Maxime Tabatruong (UCLA) def. Daniel Moss (PEPP) 6-3, 6-2

Match Notes
Pepperdine 10-10; National ranking #27
UCLA 13-5; National ranking #10
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (5,6,1,3,2,4)

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