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Men's Tennis Players on the Verge of Tournament Titles

Oct 5, 2013

Tulsa, Okla. - UCLA men's tennis players will be vying for titles on Sunday at the ITA Men's All-American Championships at the University of Tulsa's Michael D. Case Tennis Center.

Qualifiers Marcos Giron and Mackenzie McDonald worked their way into the men's doubles final on Saturday, notching an 8-5 semifinal win over Oklahoma's Andrew Harris and Dane Webb. Giron and McDonald will take on top-seeded Mikelis Libietis and Hunter Reese of Tennessee in Sunday's championship match. They are looking to become the fourth UCLA doubles tandem in history to win an All-American championship and first since Marcin Matkowski and Jean-Julien Rojer in 2001.

Senior Clay Thompson also has a chance for a title on Sunday, as he faces Daniil Proskura of Alabama in the consolation singles final. Thompson needed to win two matches on Saturday, downing TCU's Nick Chappell, 7-5, 6-3 and Pepperdine's Alex Sarkissian, 3-6, 6-0, 6-3.

Complete results from the ITA Men's All-American Championships can be found HERE.

Aztec Invitational
In addition to the All-American Championships, the Aztec Invitational is taking place in San Diego this weekend and UCLA has several players in the event. Freshman Joseph Di Giulio will play in tomorrow's Flight-I singles final against Robbie Bellamy of USC. Di Giulio beat Arizona's Freddy Ask, 6-4, 6-4 in Saturday's semifinals. Bellamy ruined UCLA's chances of an all-Bruin final when he beat Ryoto Tachi, 6-3, 6-1 in the other semifinal.