Tuesday, January 23

The Rapp brothers initially played both tennis and baseball when they were little, but then began focusing exclusively on tennis. Austin Rapp played doubles last year on court two, clinching the ITA Kick-Off Weekend with partner Joseph DiGiulio. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Brothers double up for UCLA tennis, bring camaraderie to collegiate play

Coach Billy Martin can only remember one other pair of brothers on the UCLA men’s tennis team in his 34-year tenure as a coach. And as rare as brothers on the same team is, Austin and Connor Rapp’s support for one another makes their presence even more significant. Read more...

Photo: The Rapp brothers initially played both tennis and baseball when they were little, but then began focusing exclusively on tennis. Austin Rapp played doubles last year on court two, clinching the ITA Kick-Off Weekend with partner Joseph DiGiulio. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

The Rapp brothers initially played both tennis and baseball when they were little, but then began focusing exclusively on tennis. Austin Rapp played doubles last year on court two, clinching the ITA Kick-Off Weekend with partner Joseph DiGiulio. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Ben Goldberg said he hopes to work in college athletics someday after he graduates, as a coach or administrator. The sophomore said he would prefer it to be at UCLA, a place he has been connected to since his childhood. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Born and raised a Bruin, tennis player continues family legacy in UCLA

Crowds can provoke anxiety in a freshman student-athlete, but not in one who grew up around them. “Being in front of a crowd, it’s easy to get nervous and get tight … but my upbringing, being at all these huge games, huge crowds, I (feel) super comfortable out there,” sophomore Ben Goldberg said. Read more...

Photo: Ben Goldberg said he hopes to work in college athletics someday after he graduates, as a coach or administrator. The sophomore said he would prefer it to be at UCLA, a place he has been connected to since his childhood. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Ben Goldberg said he hopes to work in college athletics someday after he graduates, as a coach or administrator. The sophomore said he would prefer it to be at UCLA, a place he has been connected to since his childhood. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Junior Maxime Cressy was born in Paris, but decided to move to the United States toward the end of high school in order to attract college scouts. (Hannah Burnett/Assistant Photo editor)

Maxime Cressy reflects on collegiate tennis journey, mental growth

His name is Maxime Cressy, but his brother calls him “Maximus.” “It was a direct reference to (Maxime Cressy’s) pursuit of greatness,” said his brother, Jonathan Cressy. Read more...

Photo: Junior Maxime Cressy was born in Paris, but decided to move to the United States toward the end of high school in order to attract college scouts. (Hannah Burnett/Assistant Photo editor)

Junior Maxime Cressy was born in Paris, but decided to move to the United States toward the end of high school in order to attract college scouts. (Hannah Burnett/Assistant Photo editor)

Junior Maxime Cressy won in the Larry Easley Memorial Classic held in Las Vegas. Cressy was one of two Bruins to take home a victory this weekend with the other being freshman Keegan Smith. (Emma Skinner/Daily Bruin)

Men’s tennis takes home two victories in final weekend of fall season

Three tournaments, two victories. The UCLA men’s tennis team took home honors in two of the three tournaments it participated in this weekend. Senior Martin Redlicki lost in the semifinals of the Oracle Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Fall Championships, but junior Maxime Cressy won in the Larry Easley Memorial Classic, and freshman Keegan Smith took the title in the Jack Kramer Fall Invitational. Read more...

Photo: Junior Maxime Cressy won in the Larry Easley Memorial Classic held in Las Vegas. Cressy was one of two Bruins to take home a victory this weekend with the other being freshman Keegan Smith. (Emma Skinner/Daily Bruin)

Junior Maxime Cressy won in the Larry Easley Memorial Classic held in Las Vegas. Cressy was one of two Bruins to take home a victory this weekend with the other being freshman Keegan Smith. (Emma Skinner/Daily Bruin)

UCLA men’s tennis will be split into three groups this upcoming week. Seniors Logan Staggs and Martin Redlicki will be sent to Indian Wells, California, to compete in the Oracle Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Fall Championships against some of the top players in the nation.(Daily Bruin file photo)

Men’s tennis to face three tournaments in final week before regular season

Three tournaments, one last time to compete for the Bruins. This week marks the final tournaments of fall before regular season starts in winter. The UCLA men’s tennis team is busy sending players to three different tournaments in three different places. Read more...

Photo: UCLA men’s tennis will be split into three groups this upcoming week. Seniors Logan Staggs and Martin Redlicki will be sent to Indian Wells, California, to compete in the Oracle Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Fall Championships against some of the top players in the nation.(Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA men’s tennis will be split into three groups this upcoming week. Seniors Logan Staggs and Martin Redlicki will be sent to Indian Wells, California, to compete in the Oracle Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Fall Championships against some of the top players in the nation.(Daily Bruin file photo)

Junior Maxime Cressy finished in the quarterfinals of the Southern California Intercollegiate Championships this weekend. The tournament was hosted at USC. Cressy was a semifinalist in the event last year. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Men’s tennis players fall short in SoCal Intercollegiate Championships

A trio from UCLA men’s tennis competed across town at the Southern California Intercollegiate Championships this weekend. None were able to make it past the quarterfinals. Read more...

Photo: Junior Maxime Cressy finished in the quarterfinals of the Southern California Intercollegiate Championships this weekend. The tournament was hosted at USC. Cressy was a semifinalist in the event last year. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Junior Maxime Cressy finished in the quarterfinals of the Southern California Intercollegiate Championships this weekend. The tournament was hosted at USC. Cressy was a semifinalist in the event last year. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Senior Austin Rapp – along with his partner, freshman Bryce Pereira – were unable to advance into the fourth round at the ITA Southwest Regional Championships this weekend. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Men’s tennis falls short for championship at weekend competitions

No UCLA men’s tennis pair made it farther than the round of 16, and no individual made it farther than the quarterfinals at the ITA Southwest Regional Championships this weekend. Read more...

Photo: Senior Austin Rapp – along with his partner, freshman Bryce Pereira – were unable to advance into the fourth round at the ITA Southwest Regional Championships this weekend. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Senior Austin Rapp – along with his partner, freshman Bryce Pereira – were unable to advance into the fourth round at the ITA Southwest Regional Championships this weekend. (Daily Bruin file photo)


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