Thursday, February 21

Sophomore Keegan Smith recorded a 40-7 singles record last season and finished No. 57 in the Oracle/ITA singles rankings, along with a 21-15 doubles record. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Men’s tennis’ new season uncertain but with potential for younger players to shine

Nobody is quite sure what UCLA men’s tennis will look like this season, not even their coach. “I’m not sure who will step up for us this season,” said coach Billy Martin. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore Keegan Smith recorded a 40-7 singles record last season and finished No. 57 in the Oracle/ITA singles rankings, along with a 21-15 doubles record. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Sophomore Keegan Smith recorded a 40-7 singles record last season and finished No. 57 in the Oracle/ITA singles rankings, along with a 21-15 doubles record. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Sophomore Bryce Pereira said there are positives and negatives that come with every doubles team. Pereira finished last season with a 24-12 doubles record. Pereira also recorded a 6-8 singles record. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

After losing veterans, men’s tennis searches for doubles pairings with chemistry

The Bruins will not be able to rely on familiar faces for doubles success this season. Following the departures of graduated seniors Martin Redlicki and Austin Rapp, and potentially current junior Evan Zhu, UCLA men’s tennis may be without three of its six starting doubles players from last year. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore Bryce Pereira said there are positives and negatives that come with every doubles team. Pereira finished last season with a 24-12 doubles record. Pereira also recorded a 6-8 singles record. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

Sophomore Bryce Pereira said there are positives and negatives that come with every doubles team. Pereira finished last season with a 24-12 doubles record. Pereira also recorded a 6-8 singles record. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

Coach Billy Martin (right), pictured here with junior Evan Zhu (left) and former Bruin Martin Redlicki (center), said he was impressed with freshman Eric Hahn's fall tournament play, which included wins against older players. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Men’s tennis freshman adjusts to college competition in fall tournaments

The Bruins has a new face on the courts this fall, and his process of transitioning to collegiate tennis is just beginning. Freshman Eric Hahn joined UCLA men’s tennis this fall, and he said he has been working hard to adjust from playing USTA and ITF Junior Circuit tennis. Read more...

Photo: Coach Billy Martin (right), pictured here with junior Evan Zhu (left) and former Bruin Martin Redlicki (center), said he was impressed with freshman Eric Hahn's fall tournament play, which included wins against older players. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Coach Billy Martin (right), pictured here with junior Evan Zhu (left) and former Bruin Martin Redlicki (center), said he was impressed with freshman Eric Hahn's fall tournament play, which included wins against older players. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore Bryce Pereira claimed his first doubles tourney victory of the fall season with a win at the Larry Easley Memorial Classic this weekend. Pereira finished last season with a 24-12 doubles record. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Men’s tennis doubles team wins last fall tournament after all-Bruin final

The Bruins concluded their last fall tournament with a win. UCLA men’s tennis sent eight players to two tournaments this weekend: the Larry Easley Memorial Classic and the Jack Kramer Fall Invitational, hosted in Las Vegas and Rolling Hills Estates, California, respectively. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore Bryce Pereira claimed his first doubles tourney victory of the fall season with a win at the Larry Easley Memorial Classic this weekend. Pereira finished last season with a 24-12 doubles record. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Sophomore Bryce Pereira claimed his first doubles tourney victory of the fall season with a win at the Larry Easley Memorial Classic this weekend. Pereira finished last season with a 24-12 doubles record. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Sophomore Keegan Smith claimed the Jack Kramer Club Collegiate Invitational singles title last season. Smith will return to play singles at the tournament this season, along with freshman Eric Hahn. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

Men’s tennis team seeks experience through upcoming tournaments

The Bruins will be splitting up again to compete in two fall tournaments this weekend. UCLA men’s tennis will send four players to the Jack Kramer Fall Invitational and four players to the Larry Easley Memorial Classic, hosted in Rolling Hills Estates, California, and Las Vegas respectively. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore Keegan Smith claimed the Jack Kramer Club Collegiate Invitational singles title last season. Smith will return to play singles at the tournament this season, along with freshman Eric Hahn. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

Sophomore Keegan Smith claimed the Jack Kramer Club Collegiate Invitational singles title last season. Smith will return to play singles at the tournament this season, along with freshman Eric Hahn. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

Sophomore Bryce Pereira has only competed in doubles so far this season, first with sophomore Keegan Smith and then freshman Max Wild. Last season, Pereira recorded a 6-8 singles record and went 24-12 doubles. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

Four men’s tennis underclassmen face Southern California competition

The Bruin underclassmen continued fall play against Southern California opposition this past weekend. UCLA men’s tennis sent four underclassmen to the Southern California Intercollegiate Championships at USC’s Marks Tennis Stadium this weekend, where they competed in singles and doubles matches. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore Bryce Pereira has only competed in doubles so far this season, first with sophomore Keegan Smith and then freshman Max Wild. Last season, Pereira recorded a 6-8 singles record and went 24-12 doubles. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

Sophomore Bryce Pereira has only competed in doubles so far this season, first with sophomore Keegan Smith and then freshman Max Wild. Last season, Pereira recorded a 6-8 singles record and went 24-12 doubles. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)



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