Monday, April 23

In UCLA's 4-1 loss to USC, senior co-captain Dennis Mkrtchian was the lone Bruin winner in a 6-4, 6-3 loss upset over the Trojans' 20th nationally ranked Roberto Quiroz. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Men’s tennis finds promise in 4-1 loss to USC

It always hurts to lose to a rival. But for the UCLA men’s tennis team, Saturday’s 4-1 road loss to No. 5 USC provided signs of encouragement. Read more...

Photo: In UCLA's 4-1 loss to USC, senior co-captain Dennis Mkrtchian was the lone Bruin winner in a 6-4, 6-3 loss upset over the Trojans' 20th nationally ranked Roberto Quiroz. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

In UCLA's 4-1 loss to USC, senior co-captain Dennis Mkrtchian was the lone Bruin winner in a 6-4, 6-3 loss upset over the Trojans' 20th nationally ranked Roberto Quiroz. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

The doubles pair of junior Karue Sell (pictured) and sophomore Joseph Di Giulio reached the semifinals at the Pacific Coast Men's Doubles Championship this weekend before falling to the doubles team from USC. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Pacific Coast tournament serves as encouragement for doubles team

Relaxation was the word for the doubles pair of junior Karue Sell and sophomore Joseph Di Giulio this past weekend. Playing at the beachside Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Championship tournament in La Jolla, UCLA’s No. Read more...

Photo: The doubles pair of junior Karue Sell (pictured) and sophomore Joseph Di Giulio reached the semifinals at the Pacific Coast Men's Doubles Championship this weekend before falling to the doubles team from USC. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

The doubles pair of junior Karue Sell (pictured) and sophomore Joseph Di Giulio reached the semifinals at the Pacific Coast Men's Doubles Championship this weekend before falling to the doubles team from USC. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)


A controversial moment during a tiebreaker set between freshman Martin Redlicki's matchup against Stanford's David Wilczynski provided the inspiration the Bruin needed to topple his Cardinal opponent. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin)

UCLA men’s tennis triumphs 5-2 over Stanford

Down a point in the tiebreaker of the first set, Martin Redlicki called a let. After serving, the UCLA freshman had seen a ball roll onto the court behind his opponent, Stanford’s David Wilczynski. Read more...

Photo: A controversial moment during a tiebreaker set between freshman Martin Redlicki's matchup against Stanford's David Wilczynski provided the inspiration the Bruin needed to topple his Cardinal opponent. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin)

A controversial moment during a tiebreaker set between freshman Martin Redlicki's matchup against Stanford's David Wilczynski provided the inspiration the Bruin needed to topple his Cardinal opponent. (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)

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)