No. 8 UCLA Hosts Top-Ranked Stanford, No. 6 Cal This Weekend

April 3, 2000

#1 Stanford

Friday, Apr. 7 @ LATC - 1:30 p.m.

#6 Cal

Saturday, Apr. 8 @ LATC - Noon

This Week . . .

The No. 8 UCLA women's tennis team readies for its biggest homestand of the season, as on Friday the Bruins host unbeaten and top-ranked Stanford (18-0) at the Los Angeles Tennis Center beginning at 1:30 p.m. The Cardinal own a 35-match win streak dating back to last season and have been ranked No. 1 since winning the 1999 NCAA Championship last may. On Saturday, the Bruins host No. 6 Cal (12-4) at the LATC beginning at Noon.

Most Recent . . .

Coming off a two-week layoff for final exams and Spring Break, UCLA defeated No. 7 USC this past Saturday, winning 6-3. The Bruins were led by Annica Cooper at No. 2 singles, who breezed by eighth-ranked Jewel Peterson 6-2, 6-3. Also picking up singles victories for UCLA were Abigail Spears, Elizabeth Schmidt and Petya Marinova. With a 4-2 advantage heading into doubles play, UCLA needed just one more victory to clinch the dual-match victory. The Bruins clinched the match at No. 2 doubles as Spears and Schmidt downed USC's Loyola/Safarova 8-4. Saturday's win over USC was the second for UCLA this season. UCLA won a 5-4 decision over the Women of Troy on Mar. 1 at USC.

ITA Rankings - Walker Breaks Into Top-10 . . .

UCLA currently stands at No. 8 in the latest ITA team rankings. New team rankings will be released this Wednesday. In singles, Sara Walker moved into the top-10 for the first time this season last week as she is currently at No. 9 nationally. At No. 43, Amanda Basica is the Bruins' next-highest ranked player followed by Annica Cooper at No. 91. Walker and Basica are listed at No. 8 in doubles, making up UCLA's only ranked doubles team.

Freshmen Make up 20-Win Club . . .

With her 6-1, 6-4 win over USC's Veronika Safarova last Saturday, UCLA freshman Abigail Spears won her 20th match of the season, joining fellow freshman Sara Walker in the 20-win club. Spears is currently 20-8 this season and owns a 13-3 dual-match record. Walker, who hasn't played singles since Mar. 5, is 24-5 overall and 10-1 in dual-match play. She won her 20th match this season back on Feb. 11 in the form of a 6-2, 6-3 victory over No. 61 Alina Wygonowska of Oregon.

Walker Returns To UCLA Lineup . . .

Freshman Sara Walker returned to the lineup against USC last Saturday, teaming with Amanda Basica at No. 1 doubles. Prior to Saturday, Walker had not played since UCLA's match with Georgia back on Mar. 5. Walker has spent much of the last three weeks back home with her family in El Paso, Tex., mourning the loss of her mother.

Player Singles Match Dual Matches All Matches
Amanda Basica 7-8 3-4 10-12
Annica Cooper 10-4 6-4 16-8
Jennifer Donahue 1-2 1-1 2-3
Catherine Hawley 5-5 6-8 11-13
Petya Marinova 2-6 2-5 4-11
Cristina Popescu - - -
Elizabeth Schmidt 7-9 6-6 13-15
Abigail Spears 13-3 7-5 20-8
Michelle Stiefel 0-1 1-2 1-3
Sara Walker 10-1 14-4 24-5
Zana Zlebnik 0-2 0-2
Totals 55-41 46-39 101-80

2000 Schedule/Results 11-5 Overall, 3-1 Pac-10

JANUARY

19 FRESNO STATE LATC W 8-1
21 CS NORTHRIDGE LATC W 6-1
28 @ Arizona (31)* Tucson L 4-5
29 @ Arizona State (12)* Tempe W 6-3

FEBRUARY

8 PEPPERDINE (7) LATC L 3-5
11 @ Oregon* Eugene W 5-4
24 LMU LATC W 8-1
25 UC IRVINE LATC W 7-2

MARCH

1 @ USC (7) Los Angeles W 5-4
4 @ Texas (9) Austin, TX W 5-4
5 vs. Georgia (3) Austin, TX L 5-4
10 ARIZONA STATE (7) LATC L 3-6
11 ARIZONA LATC W 3-6
14 @ Pepperdine (10) Malibu, CA L 5-1
17 ILLINOIS LATC W 7-2

APRIL

1 USC (7)* LATC W 6-3
7 STANFORD LATC 1:30 p.m.
8 CAL LATC Noon
14 WASHINGTON* LATC 1:30 p.m.
15 WASHINGTON ST.* LATC Noon
21 @ Cal* Berkeley, CA 1:30 p.m.
22 @ Stanford* Stanford, CA Noon
27-28 @ Pac-10's Ojai, CA TBD

MAY

12-14 NCAA Regionals TBD TBD
18-26 NCAA Championships Malibu, CA TBD

LATC - Los Angeles Tennis Center
All times are local to match site


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Los Angeles, CA
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Saturday, Jan 23
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Los Angeles, CA
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Friday, Jan 29
vs. Saint Mary's
Pacific Palisades, CA
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Sunday, Feb 07
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Los Angeles, CA
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Los Angeles, CA
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Thursday, Feb 18 - 1:30 PM PST
vs. Pepperdine
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Saturday, Feb 20 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. California
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Thursday, Feb 25 - 1:30 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Feb 27 - 1:30 PM PST
vs. Baylor
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Mar 04 - 1:30 PM PST
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Mar 05 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Mar 11 - 1:30 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Saturday, Mar 12 - 12:00 PM PST
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
Tuesday, Mar 22 - 11:00 AM PST
vs. Fresno State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Mar 26 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Apr 01 - 12:30 PM PST
at Colorado
Boulder, CO
Sunday, Apr 03 - 11:00 AM PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Friday, Apr 08 - 1:30 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 09 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Apr 17 - 3:00 PM PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, Apr 20 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Ojai, CA
Thursday, Apr 21 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Ojai, CA
Friday, Apr 22 - All Day PST
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Ojai, CA
Saturday, Apr 23 - All Day PST
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Ojai, CA
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Ojai, CA
Sunday, Apr 24 - 10:00 AM PST
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Ojai, CA
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