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Women's Gymnastics

The Bruins picked up a win over #16 Arizona St. in the desert last weekend and as a result, moved up to #2 in the national rankings. In Tempe, the Bruins were led by Ariana Berlin who was competing in the all-around for the first time this season and went on to win the competiton with a score of 39.3. Berlin won the valut for the Bruins, while teammates Aisha Gerber and Niki Tom won the uneven bars and balance beam. The temas in the national rankings are ranked by their average score on the season and the Bruins' current average of 196.480 is second best in the nation, behind only Utah. UCLA will be on the road again this weekend, this time heading to Palo Alto on Sunday to take on #6 Stanford.

Women's Tennis

#3 UCLA took care of business last week to qualify for the Team Indoor Championships. First the Bruins eliminated Minnesota with a convincing 4-0 victory, then they defeated #24 LSU 4-1 to qualify for the Team Indoors in the middle of the month. Now 3-0 on the season, the Bruins will take on Pepperdine and UC Irvine this week.

Men's Tennis

The #4 Bruins had a busy week last week, but they made it look easy with three wins. On Wednesday, the Bruins beat Boise St. 6-1 to improve their record to 2-0. Then over the weekend in Team Indoor Championship qualifying, the Bruins beat South Alabama 4-0 and Fresno St. 4-1 to qualify for the main event in Chicago. Now 4-0, UCLA will play San Diego St. and #14 Pepperdine this week.

Men's Volleyball

#8 UCLA just can't get on a roll. Every time they pick up a win and seem ready to go on a streak, they lose their next match and that happened again last week. The Bruins beat Cal Baptist on Wednesday, but with a chance to pick up a big conference win over #4 UC Irvine, they faltered in four sets. The Bruins (4-5, 2-3) will try yet again to put together a winning streak this week when they host Pacific and #6 Stanford in key conference matches.

Women's Swimming and Diving

The #20 Bruins were handed a pair of humbling defeats at the hands of #2 Stanford and #9 Cal this weekend in the Bay Area. The Cardinal defeated the Bruins 166.5-125.5 on Friday, then the Bears beat the Bruins by a 49 point margin on Saturday. The Bruins have only one more regular season meet left, a matchup with #12 USC next week.

Men's Track and Field

#24 UCLA had a strong weekend in Seattle as they won five meets and achieved six NCAA qualifying marks at the UW Invitational. Johnny Quinn led the Bruins with a pole vault of 17-7, a lifetime best and one of the five best marks in the nation this year. Next up for the Bruins is a trip to Lincoln, Nebraska for the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational this weekend.

Women's Basketball

The Bruins traveled north to the Bay Area with only a fleeting chance of coming away with a win and as expected, they were unable to do so. On Thursday #5 Cal turned a one point UCLA halftime lead into a 16 point win as they showed why they're a Final Four contender. On Sunday, in front of a national TV audience, the Bruins had yet another stong first half, but faltered in the second. Trailing by only two at the break, the Bruins inability to rebound came back to get them as they allowed the #8 Cardinal 20 second chance points to only two of their own in the 68-51 loss. The Bruins (14-6, 5-4) are still fourth in the Pac 10, where they're tied with USC. This sets the stage for Sunday's matchup between the two at Galen Center, where I encourage all Bruin fans at show up in their true blue.

Women's Track and Field

The Bruins went to the Gem State to compete in the Bronco Invitational this weekend and had some encouraging performances. In Idaho, no Bruins recorded NCAA qualifying marks, but their times were good enough to win six events. Next up for the Bruins is a cross country trip to New York for the New Balance Collegiate Invitational.

Women's Water Polo

The #3 Bruins have a very busy week on tap after taking last week off. The Bruins will travel to #16 Long Beach St. on Thursday, then head to Palo Alto for the Stanford Invitational on Saturday and Sunday. The Stanford Invitation's field includes #1 USC, #2 Stanford, #4 Hawaii, #7 Arizona St.,#10 San Jose St., #19 Indiana and the US National Team.

Softball

The team voted #4 in the nation and #1 in the Pac 10 will open up their 2009 season this week with a slew of games in the Stacy Winsberg Memorial Tournament. The Bruins will play twice on Friday, twice and Saturday and once more Sunday, all at Easton Stadium.

Baseball

The #12 Bruins' season is right around the corner, as evidenced by the beginning of practice two weeks ago and the Alumni Game this Saturday at 1 pm. The Bruins will have a tough road this year as Boyd's World has ranked their schedule the nation's toughest. Also, the Jack Gifford Hitting Facility was completed last week and the team began practicing there. You can see photos of the facility during construction and the finished product with the team practicing there here.

Calendar (all times pacific)
Wednesday, February 4
Women's Tennis at Pepperdine, 1:30 pm- Malibu, CA
Men's Tennis vs. San Diego St., 1:30- LA Tennis Center
Thursday, February 5
Women's Tennis vs. UC Irvine, 1:30 pm- LA Tennis Center
Women's Water Polo at Long Beach St., 7:00 pm- Long Beach, CA
Men's Volleyball vs. Stanford, 7:00 pm- Pauley Pavilion
Friday, February 6
Softball vs. Pacific, 4:30 pm- Easton Stadium
Softball vs. Purdue, 7:00 pm- Easton Stadium
Men's Volleyball vs. Pacific, 7:00 pm- Pauley Pavilion
Men's Track, Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational, All Day- Lincoln, NE
Women's Track, New Balance Collegiate Invitational, All Day- New York, NY
Saturday, February 7
Women's Water Polo vs. San Jose St., 10:20 am- Palo Alto, CA
Men's Tennis at Pepperdine, 1:00 pm- Malibu, CA
Softball vs. Cal Poly, 4:30 pm- Easton Stadium
Women's Water Polo vs. Hawaii, 5:45 pm- Palo Alto, CA
Softball vs. Indiana, 7:00 pm- Easton Stadium
Men's Track, Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational, All Day- Lincoln, NE
Women's Track, New Balance Collegiate Invitational, All Day- New York, NY
Sunday, February 8
Women's Water Polo vs. USA, 9:10 am- Palo Alto, CA
Women's Basketball at USC, 2:00 pm- Galen Center
Women's Gymnastics vs. Stanford, 2:00 pm- Pauley Pavilion
Softball vs. San Diego St., 2:00 pm- Easton Stadium
Women's Water Polo vs TBD (Stanford Invitational place match), TBD- Palo Alto, CA

Ticket information for all sports can be found here while facility information and directions for all sports can be found here. GO BRUINS!!!

<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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