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January 24, 2013

Match with No. 3 UCLA, Postponed to Saturday at 10:30 am

 

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. –Cal Poly's scheduled match with No. 3 UCLA has been postponed until Saturday at 10:30 am due to weather. The match was originally scheduled for 1 pm on Friday.

 

The Cal Poly men's tennis team will play No. 3 UCLA in the first round of the ITA Indoor Championships Friday at the Los Angeles Tennis Center at 1 pm.

 

Live stats of the match can be found by clicking here.

 

Cal Poly is fresh off a 2-0 start to the season after defeating Saint Mary's (5-2) and upsetting No. 50 Fresno State, 4-1. With the two wins Cal Poly moved up in the polls to No. 57 after debuting at No. 62 the first week of ITA rankings.

 

UCLA opened the season defeating Big West rival, UC Santa Barbara, 6-1, this week. The Bruins list two players in the ITA rankings led by Marcos Giron, ranked 12th, and Dennis Mkrtchian, ranked 41. Senior Andre Dome is the lone ranked Mustang coming in at 89th.

 

Dome earned Big West Conference Player of the Week when he  went undefeated in singles and doubles to help the Mustangs win twice to open the season.

 

Dome, competing at the No. 1 position in singles and doubles, enjoyed a sweep of Saint Mary's opponent Jessi Kiuro 6-2, 6-4 in Saturday's 5-2 triumph over the Gaels in Fresno, Calif.  Dome also teamed with Jordan Bridge in doubles to deliver an 8-3 win over Kiuro and Joakim Norstrom.

 

The hard hitting right-hander returned to action Sunday as the then 62nd-ranked Mustangs upset No. 50 Fresno State by a 4-1 score.  Dome won a hard fought three-set thriller, 6-3, 6-7, 6-2 against Reid deLaubenfels that gave CP a 3-1 lead in the match.  Although the Mustangs dropped the doubles point, he and Bridge picked up the win as the duo breezed to an 8-1 win versus deLaubenfels and Nikolas Papic.

 

Giron played on the second court against UCSB and would face Cal Poly junior Marco Comuzzo based on last week's lineup while Mkrtchain played on the fourth court would face freshman Derek Klein. Dome plays from the No. 1 court for the Mustangs and could face Adrien Puget, a straight-set winner over UCSB's Benjamin Recknagel.

 

In the other match-up at the Los Angeles Tennis Center will showcase No. 50 South Florida against No. 57 BYU at 10 am on Friday.  USF lists one ranked player, Federico Sabogal, at No. 105.

 

The winners of the two matches will play on Saturday at 3 pm followed by the consolation match at 6 pm.