No. 10 Bruins Fall to No. 13 Women of Troy, 4-3

March 9, 2005

LOS ANGELES - The No. 10-ranked UCLA women's tennis team lost its first conference match of the season Wednesday, dropping a close 4-3 decision to No. 13 USC in a Pac-10 showdown at the Marks Tennis Stadium. With the loss, the Bruins fall to 6-4 overall and 0-1 in the conference, while USC improves to 7-1 and 1-0 in the Pac-10.

USC freshman Lindsey Nelson, ranked 16th nationally, remained perfect at 8-0 this season in singles and doubles play, with a 6-2, 6-3 singles victory over UCLA's Riza Zalameda and an 8-4 doubles victory alongside Anca Anastasiu over Laura Gordon and Elizabeth Lumpkin.

The Women of Troy started doubles play by earning the point from positions two and three. UCLA's third-ranked doubles combo of Daniela Bercek and Zalameda took the first doubles match, 8-1, over USC's Nicole Leimbach and Carine Vermeulen at court No. 1. The Trojans responded though taking the next two. Besides Nelson and Anastasiu's win at court No. 2, the Women of Troy's Diane Matias and Judy DeVera clinched the doubles point, 8-4, over Sarah Gregg and Tracy Lin.

In singles, the Trojans won the first three matches to secure the win. The Trojans' Vermeulen pushed her record to 7-1 with a victory over Lin, 6-2, 6-2, at court No. 5. USC's Anca Anastasiu followed suit also running her record to 7-1 with a victory over Gregg, 6-2, 6-2, at court No. 3. Nelson then clinched the match for the Trojans at court No. 2 over the 19th-ranked Zalameda. UCLA kept it close taking the next two matches and a default at court No. 6 to close out the day.

UCLA next heads north to face Washington on Friday, March 11, at 1:30 p.m. and Washington State on Saturday, March 12 at Noon.

Doubles

Pos.OpponentsScore
1.(3) Bercek/Zalameda (UCLA) def. Leimbach/Vermeulen (USC)8-1
2.Anastasiu/Nelson (USC) def. Gordon/ Elizabeth Lumpkin (UCLA)8-4
3.DeVera/Matias (USC) def. Gregg/Lin (UCLA)8-4
USC Wins Doubles Point

Singles

Pos.OpponentsScore
1.(48) Daniela Bercek (UCLA) def. (15) Nicole Leimbach (USC)7-5, 6-4
2.(16) Lindsey Nelson (USC) def. (19) Riza Zalameda (UCLA)6-2, 6-3*
3.(56) Anca Anastasiu (USC) def. Sarah Gregg (UCLA)6-2, 6-2
4.Alex McGoodwin (UCLA) def. Dianne Matias (USC)6-4, 6-4
5.Carine Vermeulen (USC) def. Tracy Lin (UCLA)6-2, 6-2
6.(83) Laura Gordon (UCLA) def. Judy DeVera (USC)2-1 Default
* Denotes Clinching Match -- Singles Order of Finish: 5, 3, 2, 4, 1, 6

EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Thursday, Feb 25
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 2
Saturday, Feb 27
vs. Baylor
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 1
Friday, Mar 04
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 1
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 2
Friday, Mar 11
at California
Berkeley, CA
Rained out.
Saturday, Mar 12
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
L, 1 - 5
Tuesday, Mar 22
vs. Fresno State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 2
Saturday, Mar 26
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 3
Friday, Apr 01
at Colorado
Boulder, CO
W, 6 - 1
Sunday, Apr 03
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 4 - 2
Friday, Apr 08
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 3 - 4
Sunday, Apr 10
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 2
Sunday, Apr 17
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 4
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Friday, May 13
vs. Notre Dame
Columbus, OH
W, 4 - 1
Saturday, May 14
at Ohio State
Columbus, OH
L, 1 - 4
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