Men's Tennis Unable to Fight No. 8 UCLA's 7-0 Sweep

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. Facing a tough opponent on Friday afternoon, the No. 27 Boise State men’s tennis team was swept by No. 8 University of California-Los Angeles dropping the Broncos to 5-3 on the season. In their second of three dual matches this weekend, the Broncos fell 7-0 to the Bruins of UCLA.

The Broncos got off to a tough start dropping each of their three doubles matches at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. At the No. 1 doubles spot UCLA’s Harel Srugo and Nick Meister fought off Paul Koenke and Luke Shields for an 8-6 win. Mathieu Dehaine and Holden Seguso earned an 8-5 win over Steve Robertson and Clancy Shields in the No. 2 doubles match. The Bruins were able to sweep the doubles matches with Jeremy Drean and Michael Look topping Blake Boswell and Eric Roberson, 8-4 in the No. 3 match.

The Broncos were unable to rebound from their three doubles losses, allowing the Bruins to win all six singles matches. The first singles match to finish was a 6-3, 6-2 win by Seguso over No. 69 Brent Werbeck in the No. 3 match. At the No. 1 spot, Srugo defeated No. 47 Luke Shields, 6-3, 7-5 while Look topped Robertson in a tough 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 win in the No. 4 singles match. No. 19 Clancy Shields was unable to hold off No. 32 Dehaine in the No. 2 spot, falling 6-1, 3-6, 6-4 to the Bruin. In the No. 6 match, Meister battled No. 65 Roberson but ended up on top with a 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-1 win. UCLA’s Drean was able to seal the Bruin sweep by winning the No. 5 singles match over Piotr Dilaj, 5-7, 6-1, 6-3.

Boise State now holds a 5-3 record, including a 2-2 record against ITA ranked teams. The Broncos will continue their weekend tour in Southern California, preparing to face No. 6 the University of Southern California at 1 p.m. on Saturday in Los Angeles.

Final Results:

UCLA 7, Boise State 0
February 8, 2008 - Los Angeles Tennis Center

Doubles
1. Meister/Srugo (UCLA) def. Koenke/L. Shields (BSU) 8-6
2. Dehaine/Seguso (UCLA) def. Robertson/C. Shields (BSU) 8-5
3. Drean/Look (UCLA) def. Boswell/Roberson (BSU) 8-4
UCLA Wins Doubles Point

Singles
1. Harel Srugo (UCLA) def. (47) Luke Shields (BSU) 6-3, 7-5
2. (32) Mathieu Dehaine (UCLA) def. (19) Clancy Shields (BSU) 6-1, 3-6, 6-4
3. Holden Seguso (UCLA) def. (69) Brent Werbeck (BSU) 6-3, 6-2
4. *Michael Look (UCLA) def. Steve Robertson (BSU) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
5. Jeremy Drean (UCLA) def. Piotr Dilaj (BSU) 5-7, 6-1, 6-3
6. Nick Meister (UCLA) def. (65) Eric Roberson (BSU) 3-6, 7-6(4), 6-1

* Denotes Clinching Match -- Order of Finish: 3, 1, 4, 2, 6, 5

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