Saturday, September 22

Junior Gage Brymer and the Bruins will be without their top player, Mackie McDonald, when they take on BYU on Thursday. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Mackie McDonald to compete in ATP Tour, leaving UCLA team against BYU

For the past three years, junior Mackie McDonald has been atop the UCLA men’s tennis lineup. As a two-time singles All-American with a career singles record of 69-15, McDonald is arguably the country’s top collegiate tennis player. Read more...

Photo: Junior Gage Brymer and the Bruins will be without their top player, Mackie McDonald, when they take on BYU on Thursday. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Junior Gage Brymer and the Bruins will be without their top player, Mackie McDonald, when they take on BYU on Thursday. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin senior staff)


Senior Karue Sell defeated USC's Jake DeVine 6-4, 4-6, 6-1. His victory clinched the dual match for the Bruins, in what would be a 5-2 win against the Trojans. (Bailey Greene/Daily Bruin)

Men’s tennis conquers Trojans with energetic 5-2 victory

The umpires stepped on to the court twice in the middle of the dual match to warn the crowd that any harassment against the USC players would warrant a point penalty. Read more...

Photo: Senior Karue Sell defeated USC's Jake DeVine 6-4, 4-6, 6-1. His victory clinched the dual match for the Bruins, in what would be a 5-2 win against the Trojans. (Bailey Greene/Daily Bruin)

Senior Karue Sell defeated USC's Jake DeVine 6-4, 4-6, 6-1. His victory clinched the dual match for the Bruins, in what would be a 5-2 win against the Trojans. (Bailey Greene/Daily Bruin)

Junior Mackie McDonald and No. 4 UCLA return to Stanford after a 4-3 upset loss to the Cardinal last year. The Bruins are ready to face a rowdy crowd and six top-ranked Cardinal players with their own top singles players. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Boisterous crowd to motivate men’s tennis in Stanford rematch

UCLA men’s tennis was caught off guard last year when it traveled to Stanford. The Cardinal program just saw a change in head coach and staff after long-time coach John Whitlinger retired, and new coach Paul Goldstein wanted to bring an energetic crowd to the matches, much like the matches seen at Big 12 schools. Read more...

Photo: Junior Mackie McDonald and No. 4 UCLA return to Stanford after a 4-3 upset loss to the Cardinal last year. The Bruins are ready to face a rowdy crowd and six top-ranked Cardinal players with their own top singles players. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Junior Mackie McDonald and No. 4 UCLA return to Stanford after a 4-3 upset loss to the Cardinal last year. The Bruins are ready to face a rowdy crowd and six top-ranked Cardinal players with their own top singles players. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Junior Gage Brymer won straight sets Saturday morning, defeating UC Irvine's Tyler Pham 6-3, 6-1. UCLA swept the match, winning 7-0 and improving to 8-2 for the season. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA men’s tennis victorious with 7-0 win over Anteaters

Billy Martin wasn’t satisfied with his players’ performance. Following a semifinal appearance at the ITA Division I Men’s National Team Indoor Championships in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend, the coach expected more out of the No. Read more...

Photo: Junior Gage Brymer won straight sets Saturday morning, defeating UC Irvine's Tyler Pham 6-3, 6-1. UCLA swept the match, winning 7-0 and improving to 8-2 for the season. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Junior Gage Brymer won straight sets Saturday morning, defeating UC Irvine's Tyler Pham 6-3, 6-1. UCLA swept the match, winning 7-0 and improving to 8-2 for the season. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore Austin Rapp is confident that if the Bruins continue to play the way they're playing, UCLA will make the postseason. (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)

ITA indoors serves as barometer for men’s tennis’ chances at nationals

No one can predict the future, but for the UCLA men’s tennis team, last weekend’s ITA Division I Men’s Team Indoor Championship was an important barometer going into the rest of the season and the NCAA Tournament. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore Austin Rapp is confident that if the Bruins continue to play the way they're playing, UCLA will make the postseason. (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore Austin Rapp is confident that if the Bruins continue to play the way they're playing, UCLA will make the postseason. (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)

Junior Mackie McDonald suffered his first lost of season a few days ago against Virginia's Ryan Shane in straight sets. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Men’s tennis begins ITA Indoor Championships against Georgia

The UCLA men’s tennis team had a change of scenery when it went to warm up before Thursday morning’s practice. Gone were the bright green tennis balls bouncing against the blue hardcourt. Read more...

Photo: Junior Mackie McDonald suffered his first lost of season a few days ago against Virginia's Ryan Shane in straight sets. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Junior Mackie McDonald suffered his first lost of season a few days ago against Virginia's Ryan Shane in straight sets. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin senior staff)