Friday, April 20

Jada Hart has won her last five singles matches and posts an 11-4 dual match record on the season. The redshirt sophomore said she is familiar with the Pepperdine lineup and looks for redemption after the Waves defeated the Bruins in the NCAA Tournament last year. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

UCLA women’s tennis looking to overcome Pepperdine in Wednesday match

Last year the Bruins’ hopes of a national title stayed afloat until the second round of the NCAA Tournament, when they were crushed by the Pepperdine Waves. Read more...

Photo: Jada Hart has won her last five singles matches and posts an 11-4 dual match record on the season. The redshirt sophomore said she is familiar with the Pepperdine lineup and looks for redemption after the Waves defeated the Bruins in the NCAA Tournament last year. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Jada Hart has won her last five singles matches and posts an 11-4 dual match record on the season. The redshirt sophomore said she is familiar with the Pepperdine lineup and looks for redemption after the Waves defeated the Bruins in the NCAA Tournament last year. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Daenan Gyimah leads the nation with a hitting percentage of .533. The sophomore middle blocker leads UCLA with 124 blocks and is second on the team with 38 aces. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Men’s volleyball draws on key player for consistent offense

Last season, sophomore middle blocker Daenan Gyimah was just part of the rotation; now he has emerged as one of top offensive players in the nation, leading all NCAA players in hitting percentage. Read more...

Photo: Daenan Gyimah leads the nation with a hitting percentage of .533. The sophomore middle blocker leads UCLA with 124 blocks and is second on the team with 38 aces. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Daenan Gyimah leads the nation with a hitting percentage of .533. The sophomore middle blocker leads UCLA with 124 blocks and is second on the team with 38 aces. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Rising sophomore linebacker Rahyme Johnson – the only player to address the media following Tuesday morning's practice – said he hopes UCLA can play an intrasquad game on Saturday. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Health concerns lead to uncertainties about football’s spring game format

Chip Kelly remained unsure on the status of this weekend’s UCLA football spring game before Tuesday morning’s practice. “We’re hopeful,” the coach said. “I’ve always wanted to play a game, but we won’t be able to determine that until after (practice on) Thursday.” The reason for uncertainty revolves around the Bruins’ lack of depth at a handful of positions due to health concerns. Read more...

Photo: Rising sophomore linebacker Rahyme Johnson – the only player to address the media following Tuesday morning's practice – said he hopes UCLA can play an intrasquad game on Saturday. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Rising sophomore linebacker Rahyme Johnson – the only player to address the media following Tuesday morning's practice – said he hopes UCLA can play an intrasquad game on Saturday. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)


After nearly a month away from the circle, redshirt sophomore pitcher Rachel Garcia returned to pitch in relief for the Bruins during their series with Arizona. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

UCLA softball regains key players in time to sweep Arizona

Rachel Garcia had not pitched for No. 4 UCLA softball for nine consecutive games, but the redshirt sophomore ace returned to the circle against No. 12 Arizona over the weekend. Read more...

Photo: After nearly a month away from the circle, redshirt sophomore pitcher Rachel Garcia returned to pitch in relief for the Bruins during their series with Arizona. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

After nearly a month away from the circle, redshirt sophomore pitcher Rachel Garcia returned to pitch in relief for the Bruins during their series with Arizona. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

Junior Maxime Cressy has posted a 13-2 dual match record in singles this season, helping the Bruins reach the top spot in the Pac-12 and the No. 2 ranking in the nation. Cressy and his partner, freshman Bryce Pereira, have also recorded a 12-4 doubles record for UCLA this year. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Men’s tennis team’s versatile strengths bolster Bruins to top of Pac-12

Multiple players in the lineup have propelled the Bruins to an 11-game win streak. With this depth, No. 2 UCLA men’s tennis (22-2, 7-0 Pac-12) stands atop the Pac-12 and among the elite teams in the nation. Read more...

Photo: Junior Maxime Cressy has posted a 13-2 dual match record in singles this season, helping the Bruins reach the top spot in the Pac-12 and the No. 2 ranking in the nation. Cressy and his partner, freshman Bryce Pereira, have also recorded a 12-4 doubles record for UCLA this year. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Junior Maxime Cressy has posted a 13-2 dual match record in singles this season, helping the Bruins reach the top spot in the Pac-12 and the No. 2 ranking in the nation. Cressy and his partner, freshman Bryce Pereira, have also recorded a 12-4 doubles record for UCLA this year. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Coach John Savage will get a chance to face off against UC Irvine on Tuesday. The Bruin head coach was instrumental in the revival of the Anteaters baseball program. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Baseball’s matchup with UC Irvine pits UCLA coach against former team

It won’t be just another game for coach John Savage and the Bruins on Tuesday. No. 13 UCLA baseball (22-9, 11-4 Pac-12) will take on UC Irvine (20-14) – Savage’s former team – at Jackie Robinson Stadium on Tuesday in the first of two meetings between the teams this season. Read more...

Photo: Coach John Savage will get a chance to face off against UC Irvine on Tuesday. The Bruin head coach was instrumental in the revival of the Anteaters baseball program. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Coach John Savage will get a chance to face off against UC Irvine on Tuesday. The Bruin head coach was instrumental in the revival of the Anteaters baseball program. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)