UCLA weekend wrap up: Men’s tennis caps off perfect Pac-12 season

Here are some highlights from around UCLA athletics from the weekend:

  • No. 4 Men’s tennis finished an undefeated Pac-12 regular season with a 4-2 win over USC on Sunday. The Bruins (20-2, 7-0) have the No. 1 seed in the Pac-12 tournament his week and have an automatic bye to the semifinals, which start on Friday at Libbey Park in Ojai.

  • Men’s volleyball beat Hawai’i in four sets (25-16, 25-16, 22-25, 25-21) in the MPSF playoff quarterfinals on Saturday. Jake Arnitz led the Bruins with 16 kills. Hagen Smith and Micah Ma’a had 22 and 21 assists, respectively. UCLA faces Long Beach State in the semifinals on Thursday at 5 p.m. in Provo, Utah.

  • Gymnastics finished fifth in the Super Six on Saturday, moving one place ahead of the team’s qualifying position. The Bruins finished with a 196.8250, led by a stellar beam rotation that scored a 49.4375. Oklahoma won the national championship with a 197.6750. UCLA senior Danusia Francis won a share of the national beam title on Friday.
  • Softball won its three-game series against Oregon State, clinching the series with an 8-0 win in five innings Sunday. Oregon State won the first game of the series, beating the Bruins 8-2 on Friday, but No. 13 UCLA came back with consecutive wins Saturday and Sunday.
  • No. 2 women’s water polo took down No. 4 Arizona State with a convincing 16-6 win Friday. Junior Alexa Tielmann scored four goals for UCLA.
  • Baseball lost a three-game series to Washington in Seattle. After winning the first game 1-0 on Friday, UCLA lost 8-7 on Saturday when the Bruins walked five batters, including three with the bases loaded to give UW the win. On Sunday, UW clinched the series with a 7-4 win.
  • Women’s tennis lost to USC 4-1 on Sunday. The Bruins start the Pac-12 singles and doubles tournament Wednesday in Ojai.
  • Nicholas Scarvelis is now the national leader in the shot put as the senior threw a personal best 67 feet at a dual meet against Texas A&M on Saturday. Nick Hartle ran the third-fastest 800-meter time in UCLA history, running a personal best 1:46.73.

  • MPPBruin

    Well done, gents.

  • Bigwoof1

    Nice coverage of all the sports, Thuc Nhi.