Thursday, March 21



Facing crosstown rival and conference heavyweight foe USC in the final match of the regular season, UCLA will be looking for its No. 1 doubles pair of sophomore Mackenzie McDonald (pictured) and freshman Martin Redlicki to set the tone early after the pair struggled the last time the two teams faced off. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin)

Men’s tennis faces crosstown rivals in crucial last match of regular season

From a motivation standpoint, men’s tennis coach Billy Martin said he should have it easy when his team takes on USC Thursday. “I don’t ever have to worry about getting my guys up for these matches,” Martin said. Read more...

Photo: Facing crosstown rival and conference heavyweight foe USC in the final match of the regular season, UCLA will be looking for its No. 1 doubles pair of sophomore Mackenzie McDonald (pictured) and freshman Martin Redlicki to set the tone early after the pair struggled the last time the two teams faced off. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin)

Facing crosstown rival and conference heavyweight foe USC in the final match of the regular season, UCLA will be looking for its No. 1 doubles pair of sophomore Mackenzie McDonald (pictured) and freshman Martin Redlicki to set the tone early after the pair struggled the last time the two teams faced off. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin)


Fourth-year computer science student Grace Lin said tennis is no longer stressful for her now that she is part of a team. (Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin)

UCLA club tennis focuses on team chemistry ahead of national championships

Two years into Grace Lin’s tennis career, the sport had grown too stressful. Then she joined her high school team, where she found that the team aspect could help curb the negative thinking that often clouds a tennis player’s mind. Read more...

Photo: Fourth-year computer science student Grace Lin said tennis is no longer stressful for her now that she is part of a team. (Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin)

Fourth-year computer science student Grace Lin said tennis is no longer stressful for her now that she is part of a team. (Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore Joseph Di Giulio said that even though UCLA will be playing unranked teams this weekend, picking up wins against those opponents will still be crucial in the team’s quest for an NCAA championship. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Men’s tennis in a good place to win against weaker opponents

With its eyes set on hosting a regional in May’s NCAA Tournament, the men’s tennis team must use every opportunity to pick up wins over inferior competition. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore Joseph Di Giulio said that even though UCLA will be playing unranked teams this weekend, picking up wins against those opponents will still be crucial in the team’s quest for an NCAA championship. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore Joseph Di Giulio said that even though UCLA will be playing unranked teams this weekend, picking up wins against those opponents will still be crucial in the team’s quest for an NCAA championship. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

In UCLA's 4-1 loss to USC, senior co-captain Dennis Mkrtchian was the lone Bruin winner in a 6-4, 6-3 loss upset over the Trojans' 20th nationally ranked Roberto Quiroz. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Men’s tennis finds promise in 4-1 loss to USC

It always hurts to lose to a rival. But for the UCLA men’s tennis team, Saturday’s 4-1 road loss to No. 5 USC provided signs of encouragement. Read more...

Photo: In UCLA's 4-1 loss to USC, senior co-captain Dennis Mkrtchian was the lone Bruin winner in a 6-4, 6-3 loss upset over the Trojans' 20th nationally ranked Roberto Quiroz. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

In UCLA's 4-1 loss to USC, senior co-captain Dennis Mkrtchian was the lone Bruin winner in a 6-4, 6-3 loss upset over the Trojans' 20th nationally ranked Roberto Quiroz. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)