Yesterday, our top-ranked women's golf team got the Bruins' march toward (what we hope is) UCLA's 109th NCAA national championship. Currently, after the first of three rounds, the ladies find themselves in third, just three shots behind leader Stanford, and only two shots behind second-place North Carolina. They'll be back in action today, hoping to gain ground on Stanford.
Meanwhile, as we mentioned yesterday, both our #1-ranked and top-seeded women's tennis team and our #2-seeded women's water polo team will get their NCAA action started today. The official website has a preview up for the women's water polo, and if you're in San Diego, cheer on the Blue and Gold at San Diego States' Aztec Aquaplex at 12 noon PST. Likewise, you can find the official preview for the women's tennis team here, and if you're in Westwood, the women's tennis team will get the first round of the NCAA tournament started at the L.A. Tennis Center, starting at 1:00 p.m. PST.
As to the remaining sports, the #3-ranked men's golf team, led by Patrick Cantlay, will begin their NCAA journey next week, having earned the top seed in the Central Regional. The #4-seeded men's tennis team will host the regional in Westwood, beginning with a first round match against Eastern Kentucky on Saturday, and if they win, the winner of the San Diego-Fresno State match-up. The #14-ranked softball team will wait to find out their NCAA destiny, with regionals not set to begin until the weekend after next.
Let's hope our Bruins are able to get themselves in a position to going after UCLA's 109th NCAA national championship, if not more. This is your UCLA NCAA tournament action open thread.
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