Two UCLA Bruins will try and bring home the gold for their respective countries as the International Tennis Federation (ITF) has announced the players who will play in the 2012 Games to be held later this month at The All England Club at Wimbledon.
Former Bruin teammates Marcin Matkowski and Jean-Julien Rojer were officially named and will represent Poland and the Netherlands, respectively.
Matkowski will team with Polish partner Mariusz Fyrstenberg in the 32-team doubles draw. It marks the second Olympic Games for the duo, as they reached the quarterfinals in Beijing in 2008. Matkowski and Fyrstenberg make up one of the top doubles teams in the world and are one of the favorites to win a medal in London. The two players are currently seeded No. 3 in the men's doubles draw at Wimbledon, which began on Monday.
Rojer and teammate Robin Haase will be representing the Netherlands in doubles in London. Rojer, who is making his first appearance in the Olympics, is actually from the Netherlands-Antilles, however is able to complete under the Dutch flag.
Matkowski and Rojer were teammates at UCLA for two seasons, as Rojer was at UCLA from 2000-02, and Matkowski was in Westwood from 2001-03. Both players were All-Americans and turned pro following their junior seasons.