Sunday, May 24

Men’s tennis fails to start strong against USC in Pac-12 semifinal

After UCLA dominated doubles a week earlier in a loss against No. 8 USC, the script was flipped from the outset on Friday. The No. 15 Bruins fell behind the Trojans immediately on the first two doubles courts, quickly dropping the doubles point on their way to a 4-1 loss in the semifinal of the Pac-12 tournament. Read more...

Photo: Freshman Martin Redlicki was 5-5 in the final set of his three-set battle against USC’s Roberto Quiroz before the match was abandoned after USC managed to pick up enough points for a win. Redlicki said it was a bittersweet moment because he lost out on a chance to upset the higher-ranked Quiroz, but he was happy because he played the best he has in months. (Erin Ng/Daily Bruin senior staff)

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)

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)