Men's Tennis Falls to No. 3 UCLA, 6-1
March 12, 2003
LOS ANGELES - The San Diego State men's tennis team, ranked No. 29 nationally, fell to No. 3 UCLA, 6-1, Wednesday afternoon. With the loss, SDSU drops to 5-8 overall, while the Bruins improve to 14-1. The Aztecs were playing without a full squad, as an injury to Ryan Redondo forced SDSU to shuffle their lineup and compete without the No. 6-ranked doubles team of Maiberger/Redondo and senior Gabe Coren, who is fighting the flu.
SDSU managed to avoid the shutout, as freshman Daniel Jung pulled off the upset and defeated Bruin Chris Lam (No. 24) at the No. 3 seed in a 10-point tie-breaker. Aztec junior Oliver Maiberger (No. 32) lost to No. 6 Tobias Clemens in the No. 1 position in two sets (0-6, 1-6).
SDSU's Felix Hardt took his match in the No. 2 position to two sets before being defeated in a tie-breaker situation by Rodrigo Grilli. Aztecs Armando Carrascosa, Mike Coehlo and Will LaFevre, playing the fourth, fifth and sixth seeds, respectively, also dropped their respective matches in two sets.
UCLA swept all three doubles matches for the one point awarded for doubles play.
Up next for the Aztecs is a trip to Tempe for a match with Arizona State on Saturday at noon.
Doubles 1. (12) Grilli/Matkowski (UCLA) def. Carrascosa/Jung 8-5 2. Clemens/Ketola (UCLA) def. Coren/Hardt 8-4 3. Djahangiri/Francis (UCLA) def. Coehlo/LaFevre 8-2 UCLA Wins Doubles Point