Men's Tennis Falls To No. 3 UCLA

The Georgia Tech men’s tennis team fell to third-ranked UCLA, 7-0, at the Los Angeles Tennis Center on February 9.

Sophomores Roger Anderson and David Wright earned the Yellow Jackets’ lone victory of the day, defeating UCLA’s Lassi Ketola and Tobias Clemens, 9-8 (3) at No. 2 doubles. But the Bruins earned the doubles point by claiming the No. 1 and 3 matches and swept singles to improved to 4-0 on the young season.

Anderson also turned in a solid performance at No. 1 singles, winning the first set before falling to Jean-Noel Grinda, 7-6 (7), 1-6, 2-6. Freshman Alex Navinkov also extended his match to three sets at No. 6 singles, but eventually lost to Travis Rettenmaier, 2-6, 6-3, 2-6.

Georgia Tech is now 2-2 and plays at UC Santa Barbara on Saturday.

1 Rettenmaier/Matkowski (UCLA) def. Coirault/Menano (GT) 8-5
2 Anderson/Wright (GT) def. Ketola/Clemens (UCLA) 9-8 (3)
3 Grinda/Sands (UCLA) def. Aguirre/Amit Taggar (GT) 9-7

1 (28) Jean-Noel Grinda (UCLA) def. Roger Anderson (GT) 6-7 (7), 6-1, 6-2
2 (97) Tobias Clemens (UCLA) def. Ronain Coirault (GT) 6-2, 6-2
3 Marcin Matkowski (UCLA) def. David Wright (GT) 6-2, 7-5
4 (47) Erfan Djanhangiri (UCLA) def. Stephen Moros (GT) 6-3, 6-1
5 (32) Lassi Ketola (UCLA) def. Sergio Aguirre (GT) 6-0, 6-0
6 Travis Rettenmaier (UCLA) def. Alex Navinkov (GT) 6-2, 3-6, 6-2

Final Team Score: UCLA 7, Georgia Tech 0


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