Men’s tennis star Mackie McDonald to turn pro, forego senior season

Mackie McDonald led UCLA at the top of its lineup for three seasons, finishing his collegiate career as the NCAA singles and doubles champion. (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)

Mackie McDonald led UCLA at the top of its lineup for three seasons, finishing his collegiate career as the NCAA singles and doubles champion. (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)

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Mackie McDonald reached the pinnacle of college tennis, and like many UCLA tennis greats in the past, will now try to replicate his success on the professional tour.



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Delaney Spaulding kicked off the summer playing the USA National Softball team. The rising senior infielder started the first two games for USA, but was a combined 0-3 with three walks at the plate. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)
Delaney Spaulding kicked off the summer playing the USA National Softball team. The rising senior infielder started the first two games for USA, but was a combined 0-3 with three walks at the plate. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Utah center Jakob Poeltl was one of three Pac-12 men's basketball players selected in the first 10 picks of the NBA draft Thursday. (Austin Yu/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Utah center Jakob Poeltl was one of three Pac-12 men's basketball players selected in the first 10 picks of the NBA draft Thursday. (Austin Yu/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Kevin Love, the 2008 Pac-10 Player of the Year, recently won the 2016 NBA Championships with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Love was the fifth overall pick in the 2008 NBA draft. (Daily Bruin file photo)
Kevin Love, the 2008 Pac-10 Player of the Year, recently won the 2016 NBA Championships with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Love was the fifth overall pick in the 2008 NBA draft. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Former UCLA point guard and radio analyst Darrick Martin signed a deal to become the head coach of the NBA Developmental League's Reno Bighorns. (Courtesy of UCLA Athletics)
Former UCLA point guard and radio analyst Darrick Martin signed a deal to become the head coach of the NBA Developmental League's Reno Bighorns. (Courtesy of UCLA Athletics)

Rising senior Garrett Danner is one of the six incoming or current UCLA athletes to win a player of the year honor. The goalkeeper led the men's water polo team to a 30-0 record and a second national championship. (Daily Bruin file photo)
Rising senior Garrett Danner is one of the six incoming or current UCLA athletes to win a player of the year honor. The goalkeeper led the men's water polo team to a 30-0 record and a second national championship. (Daily Bruin file photo)

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