Thursday, March 23

Although freshman Austin Rapp's height has made him a naturally powerful server, UCLA men's tennis coach Billy Martin said Rapp needs to continue working on his groundstroke and volleys in order to complete his dream of becoming one of the best college tennis players.  (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)

Nationally ranked freshman shows promise for upcoming tennis season

Austin Rapp didn’t start playing tennis until third grade. But he quickly fell in love. “Once I started playing tournaments and started winning some matches – I’ve always loved winning, no matter what it is,” Rapp said. Read more...

Photo: Although freshman Austin Rapp's height has made him a naturally powerful server, UCLA men's tennis coach Billy Martin said Rapp needs to continue working on his groundstroke and volleys in order to complete his dream of becoming one of the best college tennis players. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)

Although freshman Austin Rapp's height has made him a naturally powerful server, UCLA men's tennis coach Billy Martin said Rapp needs to continue working on his groundstroke and volleys in order to complete his dream of becoming one of the best college tennis players.  (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)

Wenjing Toh, fourth-year economics and global studies student, and the women's club rugby team held its annual Prom Dress Rugby game on Monday to promote the team and the sport. (Daniel Alcazar/Daily Bruin)

Bruins hold seventh annual Prom Dress Rugby game

The average girl does not accessorize her prom dress with a mouthpiece. But members of the women’s club rugby team did just that on Monday, sporting flamboyant gowns as they participated in the club’s seventh annual Prom Dress Rugby game, an intra-squad challenge designed to promote the team and the sport. Read more...

Photo: Wenjing Toh, fourth-year economics and global studies student, and the women's club rugby team held its annual Prom Dress Rugby game on Monday to promote the team and the sport. (Daniel Alcazar/Daily Bruin)

Wenjing Toh, fourth-year economics and global studies student, and the women's club rugby team held its annual Prom Dress Rugby game on Monday to promote the team and the sport. (Daniel Alcazar/Daily Bruin)

Freshman Martin Redlicki (pictured) and sophomore Mackenzie McDonald were able to progress to the quarterfinals of the doubles draw before they fell to the doubles duo from Illinois. (Heidy Cadena/Daily Bruin)

Men’s tennis fails to clinch titles at USTA/ITA championships

Entered in both the singles draw and the doubles draw, with partner Martin Redlicki, at the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championship, Mackenzie McDonald headed to Flushing, N.Y., last week with a chance to take home two titles. Read more...

Photo: Freshman Martin Redlicki (pictured) and sophomore Mackenzie McDonald were able to progress to the quarterfinals of the doubles draw before they fell to the doubles duo from Illinois. (Heidy Cadena/Daily Bruin)

Freshman Martin Redlicki (pictured) and sophomore Mackenzie McDonald were able to progress to the quarterfinals of the doubles draw before they fell to the doubles duo from Illinois. (Heidy Cadena/Daily Bruin)

Freshman Martin Redlicki (pictured) and his partner sophomore Mackenzie McDonald qualified for an invitation to be one of 20 doubles teams at the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships in Flushing, N.Y., this week. (Heidy Cadena/Daily Bruin)

Teammate head-to-heads serve as learning experience for men’s tennis

For Dennis Mkrtchian, this weekend’s victory at the Southern California Intercollegiate Championships represented an important step in his road back from an elbow injury. After a low-intensity summer, the senior returned to action at the end of September and was met with a quick dose of frustration at the ITA Men’s All-American Championships. Read more...

Photo: Freshman Martin Redlicki (pictured) and his partner sophomore Mackenzie McDonald qualified for an invitation to be one of 20 doubles teams at the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships in Flushing, N.Y., this week. (Heidy Cadena/Daily Bruin)

Freshman Martin Redlicki (pictured) and his partner sophomore Mackenzie McDonald qualified for an invitation to be one of 20 doubles teams at the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships in Flushing, N.Y., this week. (Heidy Cadena/Daily Bruin)


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