And that’s it! Redlicki defeats Crystal 7-6(9), 7-6(2) and UCLA defeats USC, 4-1!!! pic.twitter.com/VKbtupXMwM
— UCLA Men’s Tennis (@uclatennis) April 22, 2017
The UCLA men’s tennis team knocked off rival No. 6 USC 4-1 on Saturday to secure its second straight Pac-12 regular season title.
Junior Martin Redlicki clinched the dual victory for the No. 8 Bruins (18-4, 6-0 Pac-12) with a 7-6 (9), 7-6 (2) win at No. 2 singles. He was also critical in doubles play, teaming with Evan Zhu at No. 1 doubles to knock off the No. 10-ranked tandem Brandon Holt and Riley Smith, 6-3. Austin Rapp and Joseph Di Giulio clinched the doubles point with a 6-3 win at No. 2 doubles.
Zhu and Logan Staggs also won their singles matches at No. 3 and No. 4 singles, respectively, in straight sets.
The Bruins will head into the Pac-12 tournament in Ojai this week as the No. 1 overall seed after winning their fourth conference regular season title in six years. With two byes, UCLA starts postseason play Friday in the semifinals.
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