NCAA Mens Tennis

Men’s Tennis Meets Northwestern in NCAA Opener Friday

Men's Tennis Meets Northwestern in NCAA Opener Friday

The UCLA men’s tennis team meets Northwestern Friday at 7 a.m. PT for a first-round NCAA tournament matchup in Lexington, Ky. The Bruins (12-10, 3-5 Pac-12) and Wildcats (20-9, 7-2 Big Ten) clash for the third time, having split two previous decisions. Host and fourth-ranked Kentucky (24-4, 9-3 SEC) takes on Presbyterian (16-9, 4-1 Big South) 10 a.m. PT. Winners face off in the second round Saturday at 10 a.m. PT.

NCAA Tournament Appearances: 45th

Overall Won-Lost Record: 124-40

Appearances Unseeded: Second

Round of 16 Appearances (Last): 43 (2019)

Quarterfinal Round Appearances (Last): 39 (2018)

Semifinal Round Appearances (Last): 27 (2018)

Final Round Appearances (Last): 12 (2013)

NCAA Championships (Since 1977): 4 (1979, 1982, 1984, 2005)

NCAA Championships (Total): 16 (1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1956, 1960, 1961, 1965, 1970, 1971, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1982, 1984, 2005)


Live video from Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex is available HERE, while live scoring can be found HERE.


The UCLA men’s tennis program has qualified for the NCAA Championships 45 times in 46 years since the tournament format was adopted. The Bruins have collected 16 NCAA team titles, including four since the changeover in 1977. They have also been one of the last 16 teams standing 43 times. UCLA holds a 124-40 record in NCAA play. UCLA and Northwestern have split two postseason decisions in the programs’ only meetings. The Bruins were eliminated from the 2021 NCAA tournament with a 4-1 first-round loss to the Wildcats May 8 at the Texas Tennis Center. UCLA took the doubles point in thrilling fashion, but was unable to tally a win in singles action. Northwestern triumphed in five first sets en route to four straight-set victories.


Giacomo Revelli and Patrick Zahraj were honored by the Pac-12 Thursday, as the conference announced its postseason awards and All-Conference accolades. Both student-athletes were named to the All-Conference Second Team. Revelli’s inclusion represents a first, while Zahraj made the team after earning Honorable Mention recognition in 2022.


The sixth-seeded UCLA men’s tennis was eliminated from the Pac-12 Championships April 27, falling to No. 3-seed Utah by a 4-1 score in quarterfinal-round action at Libbey Park.

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