Men’s tennis advances to Sweet 16

The UCLA men’s tennis team cruised through the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament without its top singles player, sweeping Army on Friday and Ole Miss on Saturday at home to advance to the Sweet 16.

Junior Martini Redlicki clinched both of UCLA’s wins with two straight-set victories at No. 1 singles after he was elevated to the top spot due to a season-ending injury to senior Gage Brymer. The Bruins didn’t drop a single set during the entire weekend.

No. 5 UCLA (21-5) will play No. 12 Texas A&M in Athens, Ga., on Thursday at 1 p.m. PT.  The Bruins are playing for their first NCAA team title since 2005.