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Non-Revenue Roundup: Gymnastics Grabs Pac-12 Crown, Women's Tennis Sweeps in the Mountains

Photo Credit: UCLA Athletics
Photo Credit: UCLA Athletics

This will be a pretty short non-revenue roundup, as most of our non-revenue sports were not in action this past week due to a combination of finals and spring break. In fact, only two squads were in action this past week, our women's gymnastics squad and the women's tennis team. Men's tennis will make its return to action later this afternoon (1:30 p.m. PST) against LMU at the L.A. Tennis Center (so if you're on campus and want to catch a bit of the action, drop by).

The downside to this lack of non-revenue sports has been that we've been forced to watch the blue bloods of college hoops make it deep in March Madness, all while Ben Howland and Chianti Dan's dumpster fire program continue to rot away. It's somewhat ironic that the coach UCLA could have had, if Dalis didn't screw the pooch, is taking a program with a fraction of the prestige, recruiting potential, legacy, and other natural advantages of UCLA to the Final Four. But, let's set that aside for a second, to take a look at how our non-revenue programs fared this past week:

  • Turning to the #1-ranked women's tennis team, the ladies hit the road for a pair of matches against our new Pac-12 brethren, starting with Colorado on Friday. The Bruins first Pac-12 trip to Colorado didn't disappoint, with the ladies pulling out a 5-2 win in Boulder to keep their perfect season alive. The Bruins started off by sweeping the doubles action to grab the first point. The ladies started strong in singles play, running off four dominating victories in a row (Robin Anderson, Pamela Montez, Chanelle Van Nguyen, and Kaitlin Ray) to build an insurmountable 5-0 advantage, before Colorado notched their two points (with victories over McCall Jones and Carling Seguso).
  • Sunday proved to be just as friendly for the Bruins on the road, as the ladies smashed Utah in Salt Lake City, 6-1. Once again, the Bruins swept through doubles action to earn the doubles point, before turning in a strong singles performance (victories by Robin Anderson, McCall Jones, Carling Seguso, Chanelle Van Nguyen, and Kaitlin Ray) to grab the victory and run their perfect record to 16-0 on the season and 3-0 in Pac-12 play. The undefeated Bruins will return to Westwood to face the Washington schools this week.

And like I said, this is a short non-revenue roundup, but a good one with our gymnastics team picking up another conference title, while our women's tennis squad continue their dominating, undefeated season with style

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