Bumped. GO BRUINS. -N
Tulsa, Okla. - For the second year in a row the UCLA women's tennis team will be playing in the NCAA Championship match, as the seventh-seeded Bruins recorded a 4-2 victory No. 6 Florida in a semifinal showdown at Tulsa's Michael D. Case Tennis Center on Monday. Tomorrow's final will be an all-Pac-10 affair, as eighth-seeded Cal upset No. 5 Baylor, 4-3 in the day's other contest. The final can be seen live on ESPNU beginning at 2:00 p.m. (CST).
Today's game was a huge win for UCLA, especially their victory in the doubles point.
UCLA faced an uphill battle before Monday's match even started, as the Bruins faced the daunting task of trying to become the first team to take the doubles point from the Gators this season. Elizabeth Lumpkinand Stephanie Wetmore got things started for the Bruins, as the duo downed Whitney Benik/Csilla Borsanyi, 8-3 at court No. 2. UCLA would end up winning the point at court No. 3 when Alex McGoodwin and Yasmin Schnack handed the duo of Julia Cohen and Anastasia Revzina an 8-5 defeat. It marked the first loss of the season for Cohen and Revzina, as the Gator duo headed into the match with a 21-0 overall record.
That doubles point proved the be the momentum swing that the ladies needed in order to come out on top.
You can read the entire recap here. But here is a quick breakdown of the stats:
1. (1) Lin/Zalameda (UCLA) vs. (8) Alexander/Boonstra (UF) - 5-6 Susp.
2. (56) Lumpkin/Stephanie Wetmore (UCLA) def. Benik/Borsanyi (UF) - 8-3
3. McGoodwin/Schnack (UCLA) def. Cohen/Revzina (UF) - 8-5
UCLA Wins Doubles Point -- Order of Finish: 2, 3
1. (8) Riza Zalameda (UCLA) def. (29) Julia Cohen (UF) - 6-2, 6-1
2. (30) Tracy Lin (UCLA) vs. (33) Csilla Borsanyi (UF) - 7-6(5), 4-2 Susp.
3. (116) Megan Alexander (UF) def. (42) Yasmin Schnack (UCLA) - 6-4, 6-3
4. (54) Andrea Remynse (UCLA) def. Whitney Benik (UF) - 6-3, 6-4
5. (105) Elizabeth Lumpkin (UCLA) def. Marrit Boonstra (UF) - 6-4, 2-6, 6-2*
6. (96) Anastasia Revzina (UF) def. (124) Alex McGoodwin (UCLA) - 6-4, 6-3
Tomorrow the Bruins face the California Bears for the third time this season.
UCLA and Cal faced off twice during the regular season, with the Golden Bears winning 4-3 at UCLA on March 1, and the Bruins winning 4-3 at Cal on April 4
A closer look at this matches reveals a few key things to watch for:
The Bruins lost the double point in their road win and won the double point in their home loss.
Look to see more confidence from UCLA's Riza Zalameda who defeated Cal's Susie Babos in UCLA's upset road win 6-4, 2-6, 6-4.
At court 2, Tracy Lin will be searching for her first victory against Marina Cossou as she was defeated in both meetings.
Yasmin Schnack only played in the first meeting but took care of business on court 3 with a solid 6-3, 6-4 victory over Cristina Visico.
Important to look at is the performance of Andrea Remynse who is 5-0 in tournament singles matches. She both won and lost in both meetings against Cal but has been playing vastly better towards the end of the season. Her success is crucial for a Bruin victory.
Look to see Lumpkin at court 5 to take care of business as she breezed by Cal in both meetings.
The Bruin lineup has seen some shifts and shakeups this season and the team that Cal will be facing in this game is neither of the complete teams they faced in their previous meetings.
The game will be on ESPNU live beginning at Noon (PST) You can also follow updates from the web at Tulsa's athletic website.
Good luck ladies! Hopefully they will fly back from Oklahoma carrying out the 102 National Championship and bring it home to Westwood.