2019 ITA Men's Kickoff

Preview - UCLA Region

UCLA loses their top two starters from last season (Redlicki and Zhu) and still comes in as a contender this year. Maxime Cressy has elevated his level significantly and the Bruins bring in a highly touted Govind Nanda. The Bruin top 3 is definitely one to be reckoned with. The real question for the Bruins will be how they fare at the bottom of the lineup. They bring in another newcomer in Patrick Zahraj who is filling in at 4 this weekend. All that being said, this won't be the weekend where they learn too terribly much. They should easily handle Indiana Friday night setting up a match with either Ole Miss or San Diego on Saturday.

The Ole Miss vs. San Diego match ought to be a decent one. The lineups are very competitve with each other from 1-6. Ole Miss lost Finn Reynolds to injury and are playing freshmen at 4, 5 and 6 in addition to having to travel to the West Coast while the Toreros make the short trip up the coast. Ole Miss just returned from the USTA National Campus and a match with Texas last week where they didn't take a set in a 7-0 loss. Ole Miss will get better as the season goes but they definitely haven't hit a rhythm yet so I'll go with the Toreros here. As I say that let's not forget the magic the Rebels pulled off at Stanford in the NCAA Tournament last year, but that was with Hansson, Hamilton, Babic and Reynolds who will be no help now.

Predictions:

San Diego 4, Ole Miss 3
UCLA 4, Indiana 0
Final: UCLA 4, San Diego 1

Lineups submitted

UCLA
Singles
  • 1. Maxime Cressy
    14.44
  • 2. Keegan Smith
    13.84
  • 3. Govind Nanda
    14.01
  • 4. Patrick Zahraj
    13.46
  • 5. Connor Hance
    13.23
  • 6. Mathew Tsolakyan
    12.90
  • 7. Ben Goldberg
    12.48
  • 8. Eric Hahn
    13.24
  • 9. Bryce Pereira
    11.41
  • 10. Connor Rapp
    12.74
  • 11. Max Wild
    11.81

  • Doubles
    • 1. Cressy/Smith
    • 2. Goldberg/Nanda
    • 3. Pereira/Zahraj
    • 4. Wild/Tsolakyan
    • 5. Hance/Rapp
    • Indiana
      Singles
      • 1. Antonio Cembellin
        13.32
      • 2. Bennett Crane
        13.29
      • 3. Brandon Lam
        12.63
      • 4. Zac Brodney
        13.20
      • 5. Carson Haskins
        12.95
      • 6. Andrew Redding
        12.58
      • 7. Vikash Singh
        13.27
      • 8. Payam Ahmadi
        12.21
      • 9. Patrick Fletchall
        12.12
      • 10. Will Piekarsky
        12.09

      • Doubles
        • 1. Fletchall/Lam
        • 2. Haskins/Crane
        • 3. Brodney/Ahmadi
        • 4. Redding/Cembellin
        • 5. Singh/Piekarsky
        • Ole Miss
          Singles
          • 1. Tim Sandkaulen
            13.72
          • 2. Filip Kraljevic
            13.36
          • 3. Fabian Fallert
            12.66
          • 4. Karlo Kranic
            13.23
          • 5. Jan Soeren Hain
            12.77
          • 6. Simon Junk
            12.65
          • 7. Cotter Wilson
            12.15
          • 8. Sebastian Rios
            11.23

          • Doubles
            • 1. Sandkaulen/Kraljevic
            • 2. Fallert/Wilson
            • 3. Hain/Junk
            • 4. Kranic/Rios
            • San Diego
              Singles
              • 1. Gui Osorio
                13.65
              • 2. August Holmgren
                13.56
              • 3. Nico Borter
                12.71
              • 4. Joel Gamerov
                13.24
              • 5. Guus Koevermans
                12.64
              • 6. David Norfeldt
                13.07
              • 7. Noah Dufort
                12.15
              • 8. Garrett Kurtz
                12.00
              • 9. Armin Rostami
                11.49

              • Doubles
                • 1. Osorio/Borter
                • 2. Holmgren/Gamerov
                • 3. Koevermans/Norfeldt
                • 4. Kurtz/Rostami
                • 5. Dufort/Pratt Keerasuntonpong