Men's Tennis Falls to UCLA
February 16, 1999
SEATTLE, Wash. - Washington's 18th-ranked men's tennis team stayed within striking distance of fifth-ranked UCLA but could not pull off the upset before falling 5-2 in the Nordstrom Tennis Center. Washington drops to 5-2 and 1-2 in the Pac-10 and UCLA improves to 7-1 and 3-1 in the conference. This is the first time Washington has lost two matches in one season in the Nordstrom Tennis Center since its opening in 1989. The Huskies lost to No. 1 Stanford 4-3 on Jan. 30.
With the team score knotted at 2-2, the Nos. 2, 4 and 6 singles matches were locked up at 3-3 in the third set. No. 4 singles player Jeremy Berman and No. 6 singles player Mark Woolley could not win another game and lost their sets 6-3. Senior Eric Drew defeated 14th-ranked Jean-Noel Grinda 6-3, 7-6 in No. 1 singles to place him in fourth-place on Washington's all-time singles wins list with 70. Drew improves his record to 7-0 on the season.
Sophomore Robert Kendrick took the day off to rest up for the USTA/ITA National Men's Indoor Championship. Kendrick (16-3) is ranked third in the nation according to the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association winter poll released today. Andy Posavac (14-4) is ranked 74th.
UCLA 5, Washington 2
1. Eric Drew (UW) d. Jean-Noel Grinda (UC) 6-3, 7-6 2. Zach Fleishman (UC) d. Marius Lunde (UW) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 3. Andy Posavac (UW) d. Jason Cook (UC) 6-3, 6-1 4. Brandon Kramer (UC) d. Jeremy Berman (UW) 2-6, 6-4, 6-3 5. Chris Sands (UC) d. Nick Quatrochi (UW) 6-2, 6-3 6. Marcin Rozpedski (UC) d. Mark Woolley (UW) 6-3, 2-6, 6-3Doubles
1. Jong-Min Lee-Grinda (UC) d. Robert Kendrick-Drew (UW) 8-5 2. Cook-Kramer (UC) d. Christoph Kull-Quatrochi (UW) 8-5 3. Rozpedski-Sands (UC) d. Posavac-Woolley (UW) 8-5