Friday, April 3

Men’s tennis unaffected by new setting, shuts out UC San Diego

UCLA men’s tennis technically hosted the match, but they didn’t feel at home. Construction at the Los Angeles Tennis Center forced the Bruins to trek up the hill to the Sunset Canyon Recreational Center tennis courts for the first time this season for their dual match against UC San Diego. Read more...

Photo: Freshman Max Cressy competed in his first singles match of the season Thursday, winning in straight sets 6-2, 6-1. No. 4 UCLA men’s tennis now faces USC for the Pac-12 regular season title. (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)


Men’s tennis looks to avoid complacency as Pac-12 season closes

While the other top teams in the nation are gearing up for a national championship run, UCLA men’s tennis is stuck in neutral. The team has lacked focus and intensity during its doubles matches the past two weeks, inexplicably giving away multiple breaks with double faults and unforced errors – something junior Mackie McDonald attributed to mentally fraying away in the middle of doubles play. Read more...

Photo: With an undefeated conference record and NCAA seeding on the line, UCLA men’s tennis will focus on simplifying its doubles game against conference rivals Arizona and Utah. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin senior staff)



UCLA men’s tennis alum returns as volunteer coach while battling injury

Not even bad hips can keep Marcos Giron away from tennis. After learning that he had to undergo hip surgery and put his professional career on hold, Giron, a former UCLA standout and the 2014 NCAA singles champion, reached out to UCLA men’s tennis coach Billy Martin about coming back to Westwood as a volunteer assistant coach. Read more...

Photo: Marcos Giron, the 2014 NCAA singles champion, is back at UCLA as a coach while he recovers from hip surgery. (Daily Bruin file photo)


Mackie McDonald to compete in ATP Tour, leaving UCLA team against BYU

For the past three years, junior Mackie McDonald has been atop the UCLA men’s tennis lineup. As a two-time singles All-American with a career singles record of 69-15, McDonald is arguably the country’s top collegiate tennis player. Read more...

Photo: Junior Gage Brymer and the Bruins will be without their top player, Mackie McDonald, when they take on BYU on Thursday. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin senior staff)



Men’s tennis conquers Trojans with energetic 5-2 victory

The umpires stepped on to the court twice in the middle of the dual match to warn the crowd that any harassment against the USC players would warrant a point penalty. Read more...

Photo: Senior Karue Sell defeated USC’s Jake DeVine 6-4, 4-6, 6-1. His victory clinched the dual match for the Bruins, in what would be a 5-2 win against the Trojans. (Bailey Greene/Daily Bruin)