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First Pac-10 Title?

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!

<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of BruinsNation's (BN) editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of BN's editors.</em>

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