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Logan Staggs completed UCLA's lone three-set victory Saturday night against USC. The junior defeated Jack Jaede 3-6, 7-5, 6-0 to bring the Bruins within one, but they couldn't complete the comeback, eventually losing 4-3.
(Farida Saleh/Daily Bruin)

Men’s tennis loses close game to USC in Pac-12 championship final

Saturday was a night built for comebacks for UCLA men’s tennis. UCLA lost the doubles point to go down 1-0 and immediately followed that by losing four of the six first sets in singles. Read more...

Photo: Logan Staggs completed UCLA's lone three-set victory Saturday night against USC. The junior defeated Jack Jaede 3-6, 7-5, 6-0 to bring the Bruins within one, but they couldn't complete the comeback, eventually losing 4-3. (Farida Saleh/Daily Bruin)

Logan Staggs completed UCLA's lone three-set victory Saturday night against USC. The junior defeated Jack Jaede 3-6, 7-5, 6-0 to bring the Bruins within one, but they couldn't complete the comeback, eventually losing 4-3.
(Farida Saleh/Daily Bruin)

UCLA dropped a 4-3 match to Oregon at the Pac-12 quarterfinals Thursday afternoon. Sophomore Gabby Andrews was neck-and-neck with her opponent before falling in three sets. (Erin Rice/Daily Bruin)

Women’s tennis eliminated from Pac-12 championship with loss to Oregon

Winner take all. UCLA women’s tennis came down to the last singles court for the third consecutive match. And like the previous two times, the Bruins (13-8, 7-4 Pac-12) fell short, losing 4-3 to the Oregon Ducks (14-9, 7-4) in the quarterfinal of the Pac-12 championship Thursday afternoon. Read more...

Photo: UCLA dropped a 4-3 match to Oregon at the Pac-12 quarterfinals Thursday afternoon. Sophomore Gabby Andrews was neck-and-neck with her opponent before falling in three sets. (Erin Rice/Daily Bruin)

UCLA dropped a 4-3 match to Oregon at the Pac-12 quarterfinals Thursday afternoon. Sophomore Gabby Andrews was neck-and-neck with her opponent before falling in three sets. (Erin Rice/Daily Bruin)

After clinching UCLA's 4-1 win over USC, Martin Redlicki was named Pac-12 Player of the Week. The junior, ranked No. 56 in the country, improved to 18-3 in dual match play, including a 17-1 mark at No. 2 singles. (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)

The Rundown: April 26

Check out a breakdown of the UCLA sports stories you might have missed this week. Men’s and women’s tennis Hanson Wang, assistant Sports editor Clinching wins and going undefeated tends to put you on the short list for Pac-12 Player of the Week – that’s exactly what Martin Redlicki did to earn the honor for the third time this season. Read more...

Photo: After clinching UCLA's 4-1 win over USC, Martin Redlicki was named Pac-12 Player of the Week. The junior, ranked No. 56 in the country, improved to 18-3 in dual match play, including a 17-1 mark at No. 2 singles. (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)

After clinching UCLA's 4-1 win over USC, Martin Redlicki was named Pac-12 Player of the Week. The junior, ranked No. 56 in the country, improved to 18-3 in dual match play, including a 17-1 mark at No. 2 singles. (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)

Long Beach State, the No. 1 seed in the MPSF tournament, swept No. 4 seed UC Irvine in the semifinals, and then took out No. 3 seed Hawai’i in four sets in the championship. The 49ers earned the conference’s automatic bid into the NCAA championships. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

Around the League: Baseball teams maintain ranks, women’s tennis misses second-seed chance

While Bruin athletes continue competing in Westwood, here’s a look at some of the biggest news from the rest of the Pac-12 and Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. Read more...

Photo: Long Beach State, the No. 1 seed in the MPSF tournament, swept No. 4 seed UC Irvine in the semifinals, and then took out No. 3 seed Hawai’i in four sets in the championship. The 49ers earned the conference’s automatic bid into the NCAA championships. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

Long Beach State, the No. 1 seed in the MPSF tournament, swept No. 4 seed UC Irvine in the semifinals, and then took out No. 3 seed Hawai’i in four sets in the championship. The 49ers earned the conference’s automatic bid into the NCAA championships. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

According to the NCAA drug policy, a positive drug test result for marijuana will result in the athlete being suspended for half of their sport's season. The organization also allows UCLA to implement and enforce its own drug-testing program, however. (Creative Commons photo by Jay Denney via Flickr)

Wang’s Word: Weed out feeble drug policies by focusing on coaches, self-disclosure

Dykstra Hall, eighth floor. I saw my fair share of football players visit the local marijuana dealer’s room last year, so I probably have a good idea of what was going on. Read more...

Photo: According to the NCAA drug policy, a positive drug test result for marijuana will result in the athlete being suspended for half of their sport's season. The organization also allows UCLA to implement and enforce its own drug-testing program, however. (Creative Commons photo by Jay Denney via Flickr)

According to the NCAA drug policy, a positive drug test result for marijuana will result in the athlete being suspended for half of their sport's season. The organization also allows UCLA to implement and enforce its own drug-testing program, however. (Creative Commons photo by Jay Denney via Flickr)

Junior Martin Redlicki defeated USC's Nick Crystal 7-6 (9), 7-6 (2) to clinch UCLA's 4-1 victory Friday. With the win, the Bruins are the No. 1 seed in next week's Pac-12 tournament.
(Farida Saleh/Daily Bruin)

Men’s tennis beats USC 4-1, clinches No. 1 seed for Pac-12 tournament

Martin Redlicki knew his lob was good. He raised his arms the moment he struck the ball, and his opponent, USC’s Nick Crystal, didn’t even look back as it fell a foot in front of the baseline. Read more...

Photo: Junior Martin Redlicki defeated USC's Nick Crystal 7-6 (9), 7-6 (2) to clinch UCLA's 4-1 victory Friday. With the win, the Bruins are the No. 1 seed in next week's Pac-12 tournament. (Farida Saleh/Daily Bruin)

Junior Martin Redlicki defeated USC's Nick Crystal 7-6 (9), 7-6 (2) to clinch UCLA's 4-1 victory Friday. With the win, the Bruins are the No. 1 seed in next week's Pac-12 tournament.
(Farida Saleh/Daily Bruin)

Junior Martin Redlicki clinched the win over Cal Lutheran by a 6-1, 6-0 score from the No. 2 court. The Bruins won every set in the contest and only dropped nine total singles games. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)

Men’s tennis showcases full roster in match against Cal Lutheran

UCLA men’s tennis had a tuneup match midweek against Cal Lutheran, and coach Billy Martin took full advantage of it. The No. 8 Bruins (17-4) revamped their entire doubles lineup and two-thirds of their singles lineup in a 7-0 sweep over the Division III Kingsmen (5-16) Wednesday afternoon. Read more...

Photo: Junior Martin Redlicki clinched the win over Cal Lutheran by a 6-1, 6-0 score from the No. 2 court. The Bruins won every set in the contest and only dropped nine total singles games. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)

Junior Martin Redlicki clinched the win over Cal Lutheran by a 6-1, 6-0 score from the No. 2 court. The Bruins won every set in the contest and only dropped nine total singles games. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)


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