Thursday, April 25

Freshman Evan Zhu (left) and junior Martin Redlicki were the No. 2 seed in this year’s NCAA individual doubles bracket, but they lost to Oklahoma’s Andrew Harris and Spencer Papa in the quarterfinals. The Bruin duo ended the season with a 21-5 record and a 17-3 mark in dual matches. (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)

UCLA men’s and women’s tennis end season with NCAA Tournament losses

After losing in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament last season, UCLA men’s tennis claimed the individual singles and doubles titles. This year, there would be no repeat. Read more...

Photo: Freshman Evan Zhu (left) and junior Martin Redlicki were the No. 2 seed in this year’s NCAA individual doubles bracket, but they lost to Oklahoma’s Andrew Harris and Spencer Papa in the quarterfinals. The Bruin duo ended the season with a 21-5 record and a 17-3 mark in dual matches. (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)

Freshman Evan Zhu (left) and junior Martin Redlicki were the No. 2 seed in this year’s NCAA individual doubles bracket, but they lost to Oklahoma’s Andrew Harris and Spencer Papa in the quarterfinals. The Bruin duo ended the season with a 21-5 record and a 17-3 mark in dual matches. (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)

Junior Martin Redlicki said he believes the team's hard work showed through in their season's successes. The Bruins' 2016-17 campaign ended in the NCAA quarterfinal following a loss to Georgia on Saturday. (Emma Skinner/Daily Bruin)

Despite setbacks, men’s tennis ends season with success, high hopes

UCLA men’s tennis coach Billy Martin has said all year that his team was scrappy. The Georgia and USC matches in the first month of the season both came down to the final courts, and UCLA managed to squeak out both wins. Read more...

Photo: Junior Martin Redlicki said he believes the team's hard work showed through in their season's successes. The Bruins' 2016-17 campaign ended in the NCAA quarterfinal following a loss to Georgia on Saturday. (Emma Skinner/Daily Bruin)

Junior Martin Redlicki said he believes the team's hard work showed through in their season's successes. The Bruins' 2016-17 campaign ended in the NCAA quarterfinal following a loss to Georgia on Saturday. (Emma Skinner/Daily Bruin)

Junior Martin Redlicki bounced back from dropping the second set of his singles match to win one of two points for UCLA in the quarterfinal loss to Georgia. A rain delay put the match on pause for five hours Saturday evening. (Courtesy of Steven Colquitt)

Rain delay causes men’s tennis to lose focus, drop NCAA quarterfinal

ATHENS, Ga. — Junior Austin Rapp felt the first rain drops right before his opponent served on match point, and he walked off the court with the match still unfinished. Read more...

Photo: Junior Martin Redlicki bounced back from dropping the second set of his singles match to win one of two points for UCLA in the quarterfinal loss to Georgia. A rain delay put the match on pause for five hours Saturday evening. (Courtesy of Steven Colquitt)

Junior Martin Redlicki bounced back from dropping the second set of his singles match to win one of two points for UCLA in the quarterfinal loss to Georgia. A rain delay put the match on pause for five hours Saturday evening. (Courtesy of Steven Colquitt)

Junior Martin Redlicki won UCLA's only singles point against Georgia on Saturday. Two days after losing in straight sets against Texas A&M, Redlicki defeated Bulldog freshman Nathan Ponwith 6-4, 1-6, 6-2 to pull the Bruins within 3-2. (Courtesy of Steven Colquitt)

Men’s tennis falls to Georgia, eliminated in NCAA quarterfinal

ATHENS, Ga. — The rain, the five-hour delay and the pressure. In the end, it was too much for UCLA men’s tennis to handle. The No. Read more...

Photo: Junior Martin Redlicki won UCLA's only singles point against Georgia on Saturday. Two days after losing in straight sets against Texas A&M, Redlicki defeated Bulldog freshman Nathan Ponwith 6-4, 1-6, 6-2 to pull the Bruins within 3-2. (Courtesy of Steven Colquitt)

Junior Martin Redlicki won UCLA's only singles point against Georgia on Saturday. Two days after losing in straight sets against Texas A&M, Redlicki defeated Bulldog freshman Nathan Ponwith 6-4, 1-6, 6-2 to pull the Bruins within 3-2. (Courtesy of Steven Colquitt)

Sophomore Maxime Cressy had four match points on Texas A&M's Valentin Vacherot's serve Thursday, but couldnt convert on any of them. Cressy eventually served out his match, winning 6-4, 6-3, to put UCLA into the NCAA quarterfinals. (Emma Skinner/Daily Bruin)

Men’s tennis defeats Texas A&M, advances to NCAA quarterfinal

ATHENS, Georgia — Maxime Cressy had five chances to close out his match against Texas A&M’s Valentin Vacherot. He needed all of them. The sophomore’s first four match points all came on Vacherot’s serve, but the Aggie freshman denied him each time, behind a flurry of service winners and forehand winners. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore Maxime Cressy had four match points on Texas A&M's Valentin Vacherot's serve Thursday, but couldnt convert on any of them. Cressy eventually served out his match, winning 6-4, 6-3, to put UCLA into the NCAA quarterfinals. (Emma Skinner/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore Maxime Cressy had four match points on Texas A&M's Valentin Vacherot's serve Thursday, but couldnt convert on any of them. Cressy eventually served out his match, winning 6-4, 6-3, to put UCLA into the NCAA quarterfinals. (Emma Skinner/Daily Bruin)

Coach Billy Martin has led the Bruins to the NCAA round of 16 in every year of his tenure, with UCLA defeating Stanford last year before falling to Oklahoma in the quarterfinal. This year, the Bruins will face Texas A&M. (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)

Men’s tennis to face off against Texas A&M in NCAA round of 16

Six of the eight NCAA Division I Men’s Tennis Championships’ round of 16 showdowns are rematches of previous dual matches that happened this season. UCLA is one of the four teams without that luxury. Read more...

Photo: Coach Billy Martin has led the Bruins to the NCAA round of 16 in every year of his tenure, with UCLA defeating Stanford last year before falling to Oklahoma in the quarterfinal. This year, the Bruins will face Texas A&M. (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)

Coach Billy Martin has led the Bruins to the NCAA round of 16 in every year of his tenure, with UCLA defeating Stanford last year before falling to Oklahoma in the quarterfinal. This year, the Bruins will face Texas A&M. (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)

Senior Kelly Claes (left) and senior Sara Hughes (right) led the Trojans to their second NCAA title victory. Claes and Hughes also captured the inaugural USAV Beach Collegiate Pairs Championship. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Around the League: Four Pac-12 teams reach men’s tennis NCAA Tournament round of 16

While Bruin athletes continue competing in Westwood, here’s a look at some of the biggest news from the rest of the Pac-12. Beach volleyball Grant Sugimura, assistant Sports editor For the second straight year, No. Read more...

Photo: Senior Kelly Claes (left) and senior Sara Hughes (right) led the Trojans to their second NCAA title victory. Claes and Hughes also captured the inaugural USAV Beach Collegiate Pairs Championship. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Senior Kelly Claes (left) and senior Sara Hughes (right) led the Trojans to their second NCAA title victory. Claes and Hughes also captured the inaugural USAV Beach Collegiate Pairs Championship. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)


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