Men's tennis wins NCAA tourney opener


UCLA defeated Mississippi, 4-1, in the round of 16 of the NCAA men's tennis championships Friday at the University of Georgia.

The Bruins, seeded No. 4, fell behind, 1-0, after the doubles matches, but Marcos Giron, Adrien Puget and Dennis Novikov each swept their singles matches to put UCLA ahead and Dennis Mkrtchian closed out the match with a 6-4, 6-7 (7-4), 6-2 victory at No. 6 singles.

The Bruins advance to play No. 5-seeded Ohio State on Saturday in the quarterfinals.