The Bruins huddle for a cheer. UCLA men’s tennis extended its winning streak to four Sunday afternoon against Pepperdine. (Vivian Le/Daily Bruin)
This post was updated Feb. 21 at 9:42 p.m.
Spencer Johnson’s final swat of the racket preserved the Bruins’ winning streak.
“I’m still amazed myself that we pulled that out,” coach Billy Martin said.
Spencer Johnson craftily envisions success on the court.
“I do a lot of visualizations to help me see how I want to look out there, like my body language and how I want to play,” he said.
The Bruins are readjusting to familiar territory amid Westwood’s acclimation to recent rainfall.
After traveling the midwest and east for nearly three weeks, UCLA men’s tennis (2-2) is returning to Westwood for an outdoor matchup against Loyola Marymount (2-0) at the Los Angeles Tennis Center.
The Bruins snapped a 42-year-long streak Saturday morning.
UCLA men’s tennis (1-2) dropped a 4-2 decision to No. 15 Harvard (4-1) at Murr Center in Boston to commence ITA Kickoff Weekend, after which it found its first victory of the season against Ole Miss (4-2) in the consolation match.
The mist evaporated, and so did the mirage of a Bruin win.
UCLA men’s tennis (0-1) fell to No. 19 Texas A&M (1-0) 4-3 in its season opener Wednesday at Los Angeles Tennis Center.
The collegiate courts were the great unknown to Spencer Johnson and Emon van Loben Sels last season.
Neither of the freshmen were active in dual-match play – the latter watched from the sidelines during his redshirt year and the former was yet to begin his Bruin career.
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