Thursday, February 20

Men’s tennis prepares for match against in-state rival Stanford

In its three matches against Stanford last season, UCLA men’s tennis went undefeated, including a 4-0 sweep at the Pac-12 championships. However, as the No. 6 Bruins (6-0) prepare for their first true road test of the season this weekend, coach Billy Martin is aware of the challenges a deep Cardinal team presents. Read more...

Photo: Freshman Bryce Pereira and No. 6 UCLA have yet to drop a match this year. This weekend’s bout against No. 10 Stanford will be UCLA’s first matchup against a ranked opponent this season. Stanford currently holds an undefeated record as well. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Men’s tennis sweeps Pepperdine despite top-ranked Redlicki’s absence

The two top UCLA singles players found themselves down early in their respective third-set tiebreakers. Yet, with the support of their teammates and the crowd, freshman Keegan Smith and sophomore Evan Zhu fought back from deficits to win their matches, earning the No. Read more...

Photo: Junior Maxime Cressy and the No. 6 UCLA men’s tennis team logged their third sweep in three days on Saturday against Pepperdine. The Bruins will host Loyola Marymount on Tuesday. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA men’s tennis prepares for home matches to open season

Last season, UCLA men’s tennis finished undefeated at home en route to a 22-6 overall record and NCAA Tournament quarterfinals berth. This year’s team begins its defense of home court when No. Read more...

Photo: Senior Martin Redlicki will play in the top singles slot as the Bruins kick off their regular season Thursday with two back-to-back home matches against Grand Canyon and George Washington. (Emma Skinner/Daily Bruin)

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)

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