UCLA’s Mackenzie McDonald doubles up on national titles

UCLA’s Mackenzie McDonald became the first NCAA men’s tennis player to win singles and doubles national titles in the same year since 2001 on Monday, defeating No. 1 seed Mikael Torpegaard of Ohio State in the singles final before teaming with Martin Redlicki to win the doubles title.

McDonald is the first player to achieve the title two-step since Georgia’s Matias Boeker. It’s the first time since 1971 that UCLA has swept both titles when Jimmy Connors won the singles crowd and Jeff Borowiak and Haroon Rahim claimed the doubles title.

McDonald, the No. 6 seed in the singles tournament, only gave up one set en route to his national title, the 12th singles title for UCLA men’s tennis and the second in three years.

Redlicki and McDonald won UCLA’s first doubles title since 1996 (Justin Gimelstob and Srdjan Muskatirovic).