At the NCAA Tennis Championships on Thursday, the 12th-seeded UCLA Bruins upset the 5th-seeded Ole Miss Rebels, 4-1, to advance to today’s quarterfinals against the 4th-seeded Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.
Unlike the last match between the Bruins and Ole Miss, this match wasn’t very close. UCLA started off winning the doubles point. Alaina Miller and Ena Shibahara won their doubles match first, 6-4, and they were followed by Gabby Andrews and Ayan Broomfield who also won 6-4.
As the match moved to singles play, Broomfield scored UCLA’s second point when Broomfield defeated Natalie Suk, 6-2, 6-0. Jada Hart made the score 3-0 by defeating Sabina Machalova, 6-2, 6-2.
Ole Miss finally got on the scoreboard when Anna Vrbenska defeated Abi Altick, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2. But, to win this match, the Rebels would have need to win on the remaining courts and that wasn’t going to happen.
Alaina Miller made sure of that when she beat Alexa Bortles on court six, 6-7, 6-4, 6-3. That clinched the match for UCLA and the Bruins advanced to today’s match against the 4th-seeded Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.
Go Bruins!!! Bring home 117!!!