Mark Kaplan, UC Irvine's No. 1 singles player, beat Par Sandqvist of New Mexico State, 6-3, 6-1, to lead the Anteaters to a two-way tie for first in the quarterfinals of the Pacific Coast Athletic Assn. men's tennis championships at Las Vegas.
Kaplan, the tournament's second-seeded player, also teamed with Trevor Kronemann to defeat Mark Johnson and Steve Joyner of Cal State Fullerton, 6-3, 6-7, 6-3, in doubles.
The Anteaters (6-1, 24-10) won their six singles and three doubles matches and are tied with Cal State Long Beach with 27 points. Nevada Las Vegas (23 points) is third, and Fresno State (21) is fourth. Cal State Fullerton is tied with San Jose State for eighth (9).
In the PCAA women's tennis championships at San Jose State, Stephanie Rhorer of UCI upset fourth-seeded Havaja Frljuckic of Long Beach, 6-3, 7-6, to lead the Anteaters to a three-way tie for second place in the quarterfinals.