Friday, February 23

Sophomore Martin Redlicki originally committed to Duke to join his older brother on the tennis team, but after his brother had a falling out with the Blue Devils' coach, the younger Redlicki signed with UCLA. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Duke’s loss of men’s tennis standout Martin Redlicki is UCLA’s gain

It was arguably the biggest stage so far in Martin Redlicki’s life. He was serving at match point in the finals of the 2013 U.S. Open Junior Boys’ Doubles Championship, one of the four Grand Slam tournaments, after a Cinderella run that included upsetting the No. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore Martin Redlicki originally committed to Duke to join his older brother on the tennis team, but after his brother had a falling out with the Blue Devils' coach, the younger Redlicki signed with UCLA. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Sophomore Martin Redlicki originally committed to Duke to join his older brother on the tennis team, but after his brother had a falling out with the Blue Devils' coach, the younger Redlicki signed with UCLA. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)


Senior Karue Sell won his 100th career singles match on Saturday and has an overall 25-5 singles record on the season. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Men’s tennis advances to Pac-12 final despite dropping doubles

Third time was still not the charm for Stanford. UCLA men’s tennis had lost the doubles point in each of its first two matches against Stanford this season, but the Bruins quickly stopped the bleeding each time by dominating in singles, winning eight points in total while only dropping two en route to 4-3 and 4-1 victories. Read more...

Photo: Senior Karue Sell won his 100th career singles match on Saturday and has an overall 25-5 singles record on the season. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Senior Karue Sell won his 100th career singles match on Saturday and has an overall 25-5 singles record on the season. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Sophomore Martin Redlicki won both his singles and doubles matches against the Trojans, helping the Bruins clinch the Pac-12 regular-season title. (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)

Men’s tennis downs USC, secures Pac-12 regular-season title

Marks Tennis Stadium was filled with fans buzzing with anticipation as Martin Redlicki tossed the ball in the air. USC’s Nick Crystal had previously saved a match point against the sophomore, giving the Trojans a sliver of hope that they could overcome the Bruins’ 3-2 lead. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore Martin Redlicki won both his singles and doubles matches against the Trojans, helping the Bruins clinch the Pac-12 regular-season title. (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore Martin Redlicki won both his singles and doubles matches against the Trojans, helping the Bruins clinch the Pac-12 regular-season title. (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)

Freshman Max Cressy competed in his first singles match of the season Thursday, winning in straight sets 6-2, 6-1. No. 4 UCLA men's tennis now faces USC for the Pac-12 regular season title. (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)

Men’s tennis unaffected by new setting, shuts out UC San Diego

UCLA men’s tennis technically hosted the match, but they didn’t feel at home. Construction at the Los Angeles Tennis Center forced the Bruins to trek up the hill to the Sunset Canyon Recreational Center tennis courts for the first time this season for their dual match against UC San Diego. Read more...

Photo: Freshman Max Cressy competed in his first singles match of the season Thursday, winning in straight sets 6-2, 6-1. No. 4 UCLA men's tennis now faces USC for the Pac-12 regular season title. (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)

Freshman Max Cressy competed in his first singles match of the season Thursday, winning in straight sets 6-2, 6-1. No. 4 UCLA men's tennis now faces USC for the Pac-12 regular season title. (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)

With an undefeated conference record and NCAA seeding on the line, UCLA men’s tennis will focus on simplifying its doubles game against conference rivals Arizona and Utah. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Men’s tennis looks to avoid complacency as Pac-12 season closes

While the other top teams in the nation are gearing up for a national championship run, UCLA men’s tennis is stuck in neutral. The team has lacked focus and intensity during its doubles matches the past two weeks, inexplicably giving away multiple breaks with double faults and unforced errors – something junior Mackie McDonald attributed to mentally fraying away in the middle of doubles play. Read more...

Photo: With an undefeated conference record and NCAA seeding on the line, UCLA men’s tennis will focus on simplifying its doubles game against conference rivals Arizona and Utah. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin senior staff)

With an undefeated conference record and NCAA seeding on the line, UCLA men’s tennis will focus on simplifying its doubles game against conference rivals Arizona and Utah. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin senior staff)