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2008 NCAA Tennis Championships

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#3 seed UCLA 4, #14 seed Florida State 0
Friday, May 16, 2008
Doubles
1.#52 Nick Meister/Harel Srugo (U) def. #15 Jean-Yves Aubone/Clint Bowles (F), 9-7
2.Mathieu Dehaine/Holden Seguso (U) def. Sam Chang/Maciek Sykut (F), 8-4
3.Drew Bailey/Brad Mixson (F) def. Jeremy Drean/Michael Look (U), 8-5
Singles
1.#23 Harel Srugo (U) vs. #13 Jean-Yves Aubone (F), DNF
2.#61 Holden Seguso (U) vs. #85 Clint Bowles (F), DNF
3.#40 Mathieu Dehaine (U) def. #92 Sam Chang (F), 6-3, 6-3
4.Michael Look (U) def. Maciek Sykut (F), 6-3, 6-2
5.Jeremy Drean (U) vs. Chris Cloer (F), DNF
6.Nick Meister (U) def. Brad Mixson (F), 6-4, 6-3
Order of Finish: Doubles - 3, 2, 1; Singles - 4, 3, 6
 
 
POST MATCH NOTES

UCLA improved its season record to 24-1 . . . the Bruins have now won 18 consecutive matches . . . their only loss this season came against No. 1-ranked Virginia, 4-3 . . . UCLA has now advanced to the quarterfinals 31 times since 1977 (the first year of the team tournament) . . . UCLA has failed to move onto the quarterfinals only once, that coming in the 1988 season . . . Head Coach Danny Martin has advanced a team to the quarterfinals in every season as the UCLA head coach, since 1994. Florida State completed the season with a 21-6 record.

POST MATCH QUOTES

UCLA Head Coach Billy Martin
On beating Florida State ...
"We were very lucky to win the doubles point, I think it was 7-2 and two breaks at No. 1 doubles that ended up winning it for us, coming back and winning it 9-7 that just doesn't happen very often. So, we were very lucky there, although it looks like we were doing pretty well in singles, we got the first three points. I think we were still up a set at No. 1 on serve, it didn't look real good at No. 2 and the other one was about to split. That first match is always little nerve racking for everybody. I always feel like if I can just get our teeth into the tournament, get that first match under our belt, we have a decent chance to go far in the tournament everybody usually plays better, but the other teams do also, but that's at least what I tell my team. But, no we were lucky to get by a great Florida State team and look forward to playing either USC or Oklahoma State Sunday."

UCLA Player Michael Look
On your match ...
"Started off with doubles a bit nerve racking I think, Jeremy (Drean) and I have been playing well the whole season, we didn't play to well today. We got off to a pretty bad start, luckily our teammates were there to pull us through and I am really happy about that. Went into singles still feeling it from doubles a bit and the support from the crowd was very great for me. I really, really to thank them for pulling me through, they really helped me I was down a break. They really stepped it up for me and I managed to get my head in the match and manage to start playing really well. I started to get my serve going which I think was my biggest problem in the doubles."

Florida State Head Coach Dwayne Hultquist
Your thoughts on today's match...
"I thought we played really hard. I thought the doubles may have been the key. We had the momentum in the doubles and then they came back. I thought we did a really god job early in singles as we were up in five of the six first sets, and they came back and won five of those first sets, so they turned four matches. I thought that the key to the match was the momentum swings that they turned at crucial times. I think UCLA is a great team. They're very talented. I thought we competed very well, but they kind of showed why maybe they're one of the favorites to win here."

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