Sunday, April 30

Dennis Mkrtchian has been on a roll against opponents from No. 5 Baylor. The senior defeated three Baylor Bears – Diego Galeano, Max Tchoutakian and No. 10 Julian Lenz – in the Sherwood Collegiate Cup in January. Mkrtchian was two sets away from defeating his fourth Baylor opponent, No. 27 Tony Lupieri, before the match had to be abandoned since the Bears had accumulated a 4-0 victory through their other matches. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin)

Men’s tennis prioritizes determination in effort to end losing trend

Billy Martin didn’t mince words. “I’m tired of talking about positives,” said the UCLA men’s tennis coach. “The positive is that we got to start playing better and winning. Read more...

Photo: Dennis Mkrtchian has been on a roll against opponents from No. 5 Baylor. The senior defeated three Baylor Bears – Diego Galeano, Max Tchoutakian and No. 10 Julian Lenz – in the Sherwood Collegiate Cup in January. Mkrtchian was two sets away from defeating his fourth Baylor opponent, No. 27 Tony Lupieri, before the match had to be abandoned since the Bears had accumulated a 4-0 victory through their other matches. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin)

Dennis Mkrtchian has been on a roll against opponents from No. 5 Baylor. The senior defeated three Baylor Bears – Diego Galeano, Max Tchoutakian and No. 10 Julian Lenz – in the Sherwood Collegiate Cup in January. Mkrtchian was two sets away from defeating his fourth Baylor opponent, No. 27 Tony Lupieri, before the match had to be abandoned since the Bears had accumulated a 4-0 victory through their other matches. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin)

As UCLA returns to the outdoor courts in a match against Baylor, the Bruins will be seeing some familiar faces. In the Sherwood Collegiate Cup in January, senior Dennis Mkrtchian defeated three of Baylor's top players. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin)

Men’s tennis looks to prove itself against No. 5 Baylor Bears

Senior Dennis Mkrtchian is well aware of the rivalry between UCLA and Baylor tennis. During his four years at UCLA, Mkrtchian has grown accustomed to the Bears’ gritty playing style. Read more...

Photo: As UCLA returns to the outdoor courts in a match against Baylor, the Bruins will be seeing some familiar faces. In the Sherwood Collegiate Cup in January, senior Dennis Mkrtchian defeated three of Baylor's top players. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin)

As UCLA returns to the outdoor courts in a match against Baylor, the Bruins will be seeing some familiar faces. In the Sherwood Collegiate Cup in January, senior Dennis Mkrtchian defeated three of Baylor's top players. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin)

Freshman Austin Rapp squandered two match points in his singles loss to North Carolina's Robert Kelly in the first round of the ITA National Team Indoors Friday, leading to the Bruins' loss to the Tar Heels. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin)

Men’s tennis’ late-match struggles continue at ITA National Indoors

The UCLA men’s tennis team left Chicago on Sunday with another story of what could have been. The No. 10 Bruins dropped tight matches to the No. Read more...

Photo: Freshman Austin Rapp squandered two match points in his singles loss to North Carolina's Robert Kelly in the first round of the ITA National Team Indoors Friday, leading to the Bruins' loss to the Tar Heels. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin)

Freshman Austin Rapp squandered two match points in his singles loss to North Carolina's Robert Kelly in the first round of the ITA National Team Indoors Friday, leading to the Bruins' loss to the Tar Heels. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin)

Fourth-year biology student Raymond Ajoc was able to find a way to pay for his tuition at UCLA after landing a spot as a manager for the men's tennis team and subsequently earning an athletic scholarship. Ajoc is one of the most reliable racket stringers on the team, able to complete the racket stringing process in about 12 minutes. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin)

Manager Raymond Ajoc strings men’s tennis team together

For six years, Raymond Ajoc lived about 100 steps away from a tennis court. But, for the six years before high school, he had never used it. Read more...

Photo: Fourth-year biology student Raymond Ajoc was able to find a way to pay for his tuition at UCLA after landing a spot as a manager for the men's tennis team and subsequently earning an athletic scholarship. Ajoc is one of the most reliable racket stringers on the team, able to complete the racket stringing process in about 12 minutes. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin)

Fourth-year biology student Raymond Ajoc was able to find a way to pay for his tuition at UCLA after landing a spot as a manager for the men's tennis team and subsequently earning an athletic scholarship. Ajoc is one of the most reliable racket stringers on the team, able to complete the racket stringing process in about 12 minutes. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin)





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