Cal Poly Draws No. 6 Seed UCLA in First Round of NCAA Tournament

Cal Poly Draws No. 6 Seed UCLA in First Round of NCAA Tournament


SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — The Cal Poly men's tennis team learned during the Selection Show on April 29 that it will open the NCAA Tournament against UCLA on May 10 at the Los Angeles Tennis Center.

The Bruins (22-3), the No. 6 overall seed, are one of 16 programs around the country hosting four teams each for the first two rounds of the 64-team bracket.

No. 25 Boise State (28-4) and No. 44 San Diego (17-7), which is coached by former Mustang Brett Masi, were paired up in the other half of the UCLA grouping. They'll play at 9 a.m. before Cal Poly and UCLA take the court at noon.

"We're excited to be able to go down there and play such a great team like UCLA," Cal Poly head coach Nick Carless said. "And with Boise State and San Diego also being there, it should be a really fun environment."

UCLA won the Pac-12 Tournament final, 4-2 over No. 1 USC in Ojai on Saturday. The Bruins feature the ITA's top-ranked singles player in the country, senior Clay Thompson.

Cal Poly (11-12), which has won 11 of its past 16 dual matches, won the Big West Tournament championship on Sunday in Indian Wells, 4-1 over Hawai'i.

On a full team basis, it's the Mustangs' third appearance at the NCAA Tournament in four years.

The second-round match will be held at noon May 11. The team to advance to the Sweet 16 will move on to the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga. from May 16-20.