After four years with the Bruins, former UCLA men’s basketball guard Norman Powell (2011-2015) already has one NBA championship and is already a quarter of the way to another one this season. (Daily Bruin file photo)
As college sports continue to be pushed back because of the COVID-19 pandemic, professional leagues have restarted. Each Monday, Daily Bruin Sports will highlight a few standout alumni performances from the past week in ongoing leagues as we await the return of university athletics.
This post was updated Aug. 18 at 5:16 p.m. to reflect a new illustration for the Swim & Dive team.
With the Pac-12’s recent cancellation of all athletic competitions for the rest of the 2020 calendar year, many UCLA sports will be waiting longer than usual to start their seasons.
The Bruins are set to face off against the nation’s top team, which also happens to be their rival from across town.
No. 25 UCLA men’s tennis (9-4, 2-0 Pac-12) will square off against longtime rivals No.
The Bruins put on a winning performance on short notice.
UCLA men’s tennis (9-4, 2-0 Pac-12) earned a 6-1 victory over Liberty University (8-5) at the Los Angeles Tennis Center on Monday.
The Bruins’ trip to the Pacific Northwest ended with senior Ben Goldberg shaking his hips and waving his hands in the air.
With No. 22 UCLA men’s tennis (8-4, 2-0 Pac-12) knotted in a 3-3 tie with Pac-12 foe Oregon (9-5, 0-2), Goldberg once again found himself in the deciding match, winning the tiebreak 7-1 to give the Bruins a 4-3 victory, a perfect start to the conference season.
Jared Tay, Assistant Sports editor
Marks Stadium’s capacity is less than a fifth of the Los Angeles Tennis Center.
But despite the vast difference in the size of the venues, coach Stella Sampras Webster said the Bruins will have to mentally prepare for the hostile environment of the small, 1,000-seat home stadium of the Trojans.
The Bruins will carry a two-game winning streak into league play.
No. 17 UCLA men’s tennis (6-4) beat UC Irvine (3-3) 4-0 at the Los Angeles Tennis Center on Sunday to push its all-time record versus UCI to 40-2.
Jake Greenberg-Bell, Daily Bruin contributor
The Bruins do not have to wait long for a chance at redemption.
No. 8 UCLA men’s volleyball (7-6, 2-2 MPSF) will travel to take on No.
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