Los Angeles – The Duke men’s tennis team took on one of the top teams in the country on Wednesday and came away with a 6-1 loss to No. 6 UCLA at the Los Angeles Tennis Center.
The Bruins took all three doubles matches and five of the six singles contests en route to the victory that took their season record to 12-1. The loss drops the Blue Devils to 3-6 overall on the year.
Duke’s only victory on the day came at the No. 4 singles position where Dylan Arnould battled back after losing the first set on a tiebreaker 7-6 (5) to take the second set 6-3. With the match already clinched by UCLA, the two players played a super tiebreaker and Arnould came out on top 11-9 for his 10th victory of the year. He is the fourth Blue Devil to hit double figures in singles victories this season. He is now 4-2 at the No. 4 spot in singles.
UCLA showed its depth in its lineup that includes three ranked singles players. No. 45 Harel Srugo, a transfer from Old Dominion, won at No. 1 against No. 48 David Goulet 7-6 (10-8), 6-4. No. 28 Mathieu Dehaine downed Kiril Dimitrov 6-0, 6-3 at No. 2 and No. 51 Holden Seguso beat a higher ranked No. 39 Reid Carleton 6-3, 6-0 in the No. 3 slot.
The Blue Devils will conclude the spring break trip to Los Angeles on Friday when they take on No. 7 USC at 1:30 p.m.
UCLA 6, Duke 1
Los Angeles Tennis Center
Los Angeles, Calif.
1. Nick Meister/Harel Srugo (UCLA) def. David Goulet/Christopher Price (Duke) 8-4
2. Mathieu Dehaine/Holden Seguso (UCLA) def. Reid Carleton/Kiril Dimitrov (Duke) 8-6
3. Jeremy Drean/Michael Look (UCLA) def. Dylan Arnould/Alex Stone (Duke) 8-4
Order of Finish: 3, 2, 1
1. No. 45 Harel Srugo (UCLA) def. No. 48 David Goulet (Duke) 7-6 (10-8), 6-4
2. No. 28 Mathieu Dehaine (UCLA) def. Kiril Dimitrov (Duke) 6-0, 6-3
3. No. 51 Holden Seguso (UCLA) def. No. 39 Reid Carleton (Duke) 6-3, 6-0
4. Dylan Arnould (Duke) def. Michael Look (UCLA) 6-7 (5), 6-3, 1-0 (11-9)
5. Jeremy Drean (UCLA) def. Jared Pinsky (Duke) 6-3, 6-4
6. Nick Meister (UCLA) def. Alex Stone (Duke) 6-3, 6-2
Order of Finish: 3, 2, 6, 5, 4, 1