UCLA Men's Tennis Cruises over Southern
Illinois in NCAA First Round
Seventh-seeded Bruins to face Hawai'i on
Saturday at 3:00 p.m.
May 8, 2009
LOS ANGELES - The seventh-seeded UCLA
men's tennis team had little trouble in
its opening match of the 2009 NCAA
Championships on Friday, cruising to a
4-0 victory over Southern Illinois in
regional action at the Los Angeles
Tennis Center. The win sets up a
second-round showdown with Hawai'i
(11-9) on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. The
Rainbow Warriors upset 20th-ranked
Oklahoma State, 4-3 earlier in the day.
After taking the doubles point, UCLA
(18-4) received straight set singles
wins at the bottom three courts, as Nick
Meister, Amit Inbar and Michael Look all
turned in solid performances. The Bruins
were also leading at two of the other
three courts when play was suspended.
With the loss, Southern Illinois ends
its season with an 18-7 overall record.
Hawai'i and UCLA have played once
already this season, with the Bruins
taking a 6-1 victory over the Warriors
on March 11 at the Los Angeles Tennis
NCAA Men's Tennis Championships
First Round @ Los Angeles (Los Angeles
May 8, 2009
(7) UCLA def. Southern Illinois, 4-0
1. (52) Look/Meister (UCLA) led
Villasenor/West (SIU), 7-5 Susp.
2. (80) Inbar/Srugo (UCLA) def. Leonenko/Waked
3. Haythem Abid/Brooklyn (UCLA) def.
Rubiano/Vidal (SIU), 8-1
UCLA Wins Doubles Point -- Order of
Finish: 3, 2
1. (64) Matt Brooklyn (UCLA) led Felipe
Villasenor (SIU), 6-4, 3-3 Susp.
2. Harel Srugo (UCLA) led Lucas Waked (SIU),
6-3, 5-0 Susp.
3. Holden Seguso (UCLA) tied with Eric
West (SIU), 6-6 Susp.
4. (100) Michael Look (UCLA) def. Hugo
Vidal (SIU), 6-2, 6-2*
5. (107) Nick Meister (UCLA) def.
Sebastian Rubiano (SIU), 6-2, 6-1
6. Amit Inbar (UCLA) def. Anton Leonenko
(SIU), 6-4, 6-3
* Denotes Clinching Match Order of
Finish: 5, 6, 4