Tuesday, August 21

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)




Sophomore Mackenzie McDonald was able to bounce back from a poor performance against Pepperdine University to beat his Texas Tech University opponent 6-0, 6-3. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin)

UCLA men’s tennis qualifies for ITA indoor championship

He didn’t scream, pump his fist or beat his chest. As Karue Sell walked to the net to shake his opponent’s hand, all he did was throw his head back and laugh. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore Mackenzie McDonald was able to bounce back from a poor performance against Pepperdine University to beat his Texas Tech University opponent 6-0, 6-3. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore Mackenzie McDonald was able to bounce back from a poor performance against Pepperdine University to beat his Texas Tech University opponent 6-0, 6-3. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin)


Senior Dennis Mkrtchian showed his resilience this weekend, battling back from deficits on multiple occasions in the Sherwood Collegiate Cup. Mkrtchian's run eventually ended in a straight-set loss in the singles final. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)

Dennis Mkrtchian battles his way to the final of Sherwood Cup

“Why not?” That’s what popped into Dennis Mkrtchian’s head as he sprinted across the court to save the match. The unseeded UCLA men’s tennis senior had already battled back from behind in both of the first two rounds of the Sherwood Collegiate Cup. Read more...

Photo: Senior Dennis Mkrtchian showed his resilience this weekend, battling back from deficits on multiple occasions in the Sherwood Collegiate Cup. Mkrtchian's run eventually ended in a straight-set loss in the singles final. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)

Senior Dennis Mkrtchian showed his resilience this weekend, battling back from deficits on multiple occasions in the Sherwood Collegiate Cup. Mkrtchian's run eventually ended in a straight-set loss in the singles final. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)


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