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Men's Tennis Players Reach Semifinals at Sherwood Collegiate Cup

Jan 17, 2015

Thousand Oaks, Calif. - UCLA will have a singles player and a doubles team in the semifinals at the Sherwood Collegiate Cup on Sunday, as the Bruins posted quarterfinal wins on Saturday at the Sherwood Country Club.

Senior Dennis Mkrtchian booked his spot in the singles semifinals with a thrilling victory over Baylor's Max Tchoutakian, winning 6-4, 1-6, 7-6(3) in Saturday's quarters. Top seed Julian Lenz of Baylor will be Mkrtchian's opponent, as Lenz was a 6-3, 7-5 winner over Bruin freshman Martin Redlicki in their quarterfinal encounter. Lenz and Mkrtchian are scheduled to face off on Sunday at 9:30 a.m.

In Saturday's doubles play, the Bruin tandem of Joseph Di Giulio and Karue Sell won a pair of matches to book their place in the quarterfinals. They began their day with a 7-5 win over Stanford's Nolan Paige and Trey Strobel in the round of 16 before downing Baylor's Lenz and Felipe Rios, 6-4. Di Giulio and Sell will take on Stanford's Tom Fawcett and Maciek Romanowicz on Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

UCLA's complete results from the Sherwood Collegiate Cup are below. For the latest results from the tournament, please visit the team's twitter page @uclatennis

Sherwood Collegiate Cup
Jan 16-19, 2015 at Thousand Oaks, CA (Sherwood Country Club)

Singles competition
Main Draw
32   Julian Lenz (Baylor) def. Michael Guzman (UCLA) 6-3, 6-1
32   Roberto Quiroz (USC) def. Ryoto Tachi (UCLA) 6-3, 6-2
32   Austin Rapp (UCLA) def. David Hsu (Stanford) 3-6, 7-6 (7-2), 7-6 (7-1)
32   Martin Redlicki (UCLA) def. Tanner Smith (USC) 6-1, 6-4
32   Max Tchoutakian (Baylor) def. Joseph Di Giulio (UCLA) 6-2, 6-2
32   Dennis Mkrtchian (UCLA) def. Diego Galeano (Baylor) 3-6, 7-6 (6-3), 6-4
32   Karue Sell (UCLA) def. Juan Benitez (Baylor) 6-2, 7-5
16   Mate Zsiga (Baylor) def. Austin Rapp (UCLA) 6-3, 6-0
16   Martin Redlicki (UCLA) def. Rob Bellamy (USC) 6-4, 6-4
16   Dennis Mkrtchian (UCLA) def. Nick Crystal (USC) 6-3, 3-6, 7-5
16   Jonny Wang (USC) def. Karue Sell (UCLA) 6-3, 2-6, 6-1
8   Julian Lenz (Baylor) def. Martin Redlicki (UCLA) 6-3, 7-5
8   Dennis Mkrtchian (UCLA) def. Max Tchoutakian (Baylor) 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (7-3)
Doubles competition
Main Draw
16   Max de Vroome/Roberto Quiroz (USC) def. Michael Guzman/Ryoto Tachi (UCLA) 6-1
16   Joseph Di Giulio/Karue Sell (UCLA) def. Nolan Paige/Trey Strobel (Stanford) 7-5
16   Rob Bellamy/Connor Farren (USC) def. Dennis Mkrtchian/Austin Rapp (UCLA) 6-4
8   Joseph Di Giulio/Karue Sell (UCLA) def. Julian Lenz/Felipe Rios (Baylor) 6-4