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Women's Gymnastics opened their season by demolishing #2 Utah at home (Photo Credit: Official Site)

Women's Gymnastics

#5 UCLA and #2 Utah have a bit of a history. In addition to being two of the nation's most prominent programs who consistently are in national title contention, the Bruins and Utes were locked up in a tie at last year's NCAA's and only the most extensive use of tiebreakers in NCAA history sent Utah on to the Super Six finals. Naturally, that history set the two teams up for a scintillating 2010 season opener at Pauley Pavilion. In front of over 5,000 fans, the Bruins were dominant from the beginning. By the end, UCLA had scored a 196.600-195.125 victory with team victories in all four events and with Bruins finishing 1-2 in each event. Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs took home the all-around title with a score of 39.375, while Anna Li took home second place. Next up for UCLA is a trip up north to face #25 Washington.

Men's Volleyball

#8 UCLA did not get off to the start of their 2010 season that they had been looking for. The season opened at the Santa Barbara Invitational and the Bruins won one and lost one on the first day. UCLA defeated #13 UC San Diego in the tournament opener, needing all five sets to do it. In the second match of the day, the Bruins went five sets again, but this time ended up on the short end of the stick, losing to #6 BYU. The Bruins' weekend ended with a three set loss to Cal Baptist, 35-33, 31-29, 30-19. Now 1-2, UCLA will open up league play on Wednesday with #1 USC at Pauley Pavilion, then follow that up with a visit from #4 Pepperdine on Friday.

Women's Basketball

truebluebruin24 has done a great job keeping us up to datee (and will hopefully continue to do so) on what Coach Nikki Caldwell is building with this program and things are looking up for them. After a win over Cal, the Bruins hosted #2 Stanford and came up just short. Having come back from double digits down and trailing by two with 30 seconds left, the Bruins had the ball, but missed a jumper. The Cardinal knocked down two free throws to ice the game, but a great effort from Coach Caldwell's Bruins. Sitting at 10-5 overall and 3-1 in conference, UCLA will have to rebound and head to USC on Sunday in a game that will be televised on FSN. As trueblue has noted, games versus USC and Oregon are the keys to our tournament hopes so this is a big one.

Women's Swimming and Diving

It was the very first swim and dive meet at the Spieker Aquatics Center and the Bruins celebrated it in style with a double dual win. UCLA took down Kansas, 168-132, and easily put Fresno St. away, 245-55. Next up, the divers will host the first diving event at the facility with several teams visiting for the Bruin Diving Invitational.

Men's Tennis

Ranked #4 in the preseason, UCLA will begin their 2010 season at the Sherwood Tournament on Friday.

Women's Tennis

The nation's #12 team in the preseason, the Bruins will be at the Las Vegas Classic and NCTC this week to begin their season.

Calendar (all times pacific)
Wednesday, January 14
Men's Volleyball vs. USC, 7:00 pm- Pauley Pavilion
Friday, January 15
Men's Volleyball vs. Pepperdine (Kilgour Cup), 7:00 pm- Pauley Pavilion
Women's Gymnastics at Washington, 7:00 pm- Seattle, WA
Men's Tennis, Sherwood Tournament, All Day- Thousand Oaks, CA
Women's Tennis, Las Vegas Classic, All Day, Las Vegas, NV
Women's Tennis, NCTC, All Day- Palm Desert, CA
Saturday, January 16
Women's Diving, Bruin Diving Invitational, All Day- Spieker Aquatics Center
Men's Tennis, Sherwood Tournament, All Day- Thousand Oaks, CA
Women's Tennis, Las Vegas Classic, All Day, Las Vegas, NV
Women's Tennis, NCTC, All Day- Palm Desert, CA
Sunday, January 17
Women's Basketball at USC, 2:30- Galen Center
Men's Tennis, Sherwood Tournament, All Day- Thousand Oaks, CA
Women's Tennis, Las Vegas Classic, All Day, Las Vegas, NV
Women's Tennis, NCTC, All Day- Palm Desert, 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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