No. 11 UCLA Posts 7-0 Shutout Over No. 17 ASU

Feb. 25, 2006

Tempe, Ariz. - The No. 11 UCLA women's tennis team proved too much for No. 17 Arizona State on Saturday, posting a 7-0 victory in a non-conference match at the Whiteman Tennis Center. With the win, UCLA improves to 7-2 overall, while the Sun Devils fall to 6-2.

Despite playing without No. 1 player Riza Zalameda, the Bruins managed to claim the doubles point before winning all six singles matches in straight sets. ASU actually had a lead in the doubles when it took an 8-6 victory at court No. 1, however the Bruins managed to bounce back by taking a pair of 8-5 wins at court Nos. 2 and 3.

Playing her first match at the No. 1 singles position, senior Laura Gordon quickly took care of 65th-ranked Sabrina Capannolo, winning 7-6(0), 6-1. UCLA's other singles winners on the day were Tracy Lin, Alex McGoodwin, Ashley Joelson, Elizabeth Lumpkin and Anna-Viktoria Lind.

UCLA returns to action on Friday, Mar. 3, hosting Cal Poly San Luis Obispo at the Los Angeles Tennis Center beginning at 1:30 p.m.

Doubles

Pos.OpponentsScore
1.(22) Clarke/Pooler (ASU) def. Gordon/Lind (UCLA)8-6
2.McGoodwin/Lumpkin (UCLA) def. Capannolo/Leitch (ASU)8-5
3.Joelson/Lin (UCLA) def. Rankin/Abdala (ASU)8-5
UCLA Wins Doubles Point

Singles

Pos.OpponentsScore
1.(33) Laura Gordon (UCLA) def. (65) Sabrina Capannolo (ASU)7-6(0), 6-1
2.(79) Tracy Lin (UCLA) def. (93) Kady Pooler (ASU)6-3, 6-2
3.(68) Alex McGoodwin (UCLA) def. Roxanne Clarke (ASU)6-1, 7-6(2)
4.(100) Ashley Joelson (UCLA) def. (50) Rebecca Rankin (ASU)6-4, 6-4
5.Elizabeth Lumpkin (UCLA) def. Jessica Leitch (ASU)6-3, 6-3
6.Anna-Viktoria Lind (UCLA) def. Laila Abdala (ASU)6-3, 6-1
* Denotes Clinching Match -- Singles Order of Finish: 6, 1, 4, 2, 3, 5

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