Bumped. GO BRUINS. -N
The 7th ranked UCLA Women's tennis team looks to claim at least a share of its first ever Pac-10 title when it faces #10 USC on Friday at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. UCLA is coming off big wins against the desert schools this past weekend. Neither Arizona nor ASU won a single point from the Bruins as the girls posted 7-0 victories over both teams.
On Friday, UCLA made quick work of the University of Arizona. The Bruins claimed the doubles point by winning all three matches in fairly easily 8-3, 8-4, and 8-2 at courts 1,2, and 3 respectively. The Bruins carried that momentum over to singles play where they quickly jumped out to an insurmountable 4-0 lead by winning in straight sets on courts 4,5, and 6, losing only 4 games on those courts. Elizabeth Lumpkin (ranked #94 nationally) picked up the decisive win on court #4, with Alex McGoodwin and Anna-Viktoria Lind winning on courts 5 and 6. Tracy Lin (ranked #43) and Freshman Andrea Remynse (#52) followed with straight set wins to extend the lead to 6-0. The last match came down to court 1 where #11 Riza Zalameda disposed of #38 Danielle Steinberg to blank the Wildcats.
On Saturday, UCLA looked to avenge its 4-3 loss earlier in the season to the 14th ranked Arizona State Sun Devils. The Bruins once again started out strong by taking all 3 doubles matches, including court 1, where the 11th ranked duo of Tracy Lin and Riza Zalameda defeated the 31st ranked Abdala sisters of ASU, 8-3. The back courts once again started out strong as Alex McGoodwin and Elizabeth Lumpkin quickly won in straight sets. Tracy Lin followed win an easy win over #26 Kelcy McKenna to clinch the match. Freshman Andrea Remynse also won in straight sets. Courts 1 and 4 proved to be the toughest of the day for the Bruins. At court 4 Yasmin Schnack (#48) dropped the first set, yet rebounded nicely by winning the next 2 sets, including a 10 point "super" 3rd set. (Once the match is clinched, if a 3rd set is needed it goes to a first to 10 "super" set). Riza Zalameda (#11) also ran into some trouble on court #1. However, she eventually pulled out a win over #31 Nadia Abdala, also in a "super" set.
UCLA improves to 17-5 overall and 6-1 in the Pac-10. #10 USC comes to the LATC on Friday at 1:30pm. The Bruins beat the Trojans 6-1 on March 13th at USC, however only the second match counts for Pac-10 results.
If you are in the area, I strongly suggest you come out and support the Bruins as they look for their first Pac-10 title ever in womens tennis. As for students their will be free pizza. The match is also free to everyone.
GO BRUINS!!! BEAT THE TROJANS!