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UCLA Upsets Pepperdine, 4-0 in NCAA Second Round
By: UCLA Athletics

May 13, 2006

Malibu, Calif. - The UCLA women's tennis team booked a spot in the NCAA Round of 16 Saturday, posting a 4-0 upset victory over 13th-seeded Pepperdine in second round action at the Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center. UCLA (15-6) will meet fourth-seeded Florida (23-1) next Thursday in Stanford, Calif.

UCLA, which lost to Pepperdine, 4-3 earlier this season, never let the Waves into the match Saturday. The Bruins began the day by taking the doubles point when, following an 8-4 UCLA win at court No. 1, Ashley Joelson and Tracy Lin posted an 8-3 victory over Natalie Braverman and Caroline Raba at court No. 3.

Once singles play began, the Bruins took a 2-0 lead when Lin cruised to a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Raba at court No. 3. UCLA posted another straight-set victory at court No. 5, as Joelson downed Eva Dickes, 6-2, 6-3.

Bruin sophomore Elizabeth Lumpkin clinched the match for UCLA at court No. 6, as she earned a 6-4, 6-3 win over Merve Asimgil.

When play was suspended, Pepperdine's Bianca Dulgheru was leading Laura Gordon, 6-3, 5-4 at court No. 1. Riza Zalameda was up 7-5, 4-1 over Sylvia Kosakowski at court No. 2, and Alex McGoodwin was in a second set tiebreaker after winning the first set against Braverman.


1.(12) Gordon/Zalameda (UCLA) def. (17) Asimgil/Kosakowski (Pepp)8-4
2.(30) Dickes/Dulgheru (Pepp) led (47) Lumpkin/McGoodwin (UCLA)6-2
3.Joelson/Lin (UCLA) def. Braverman/Raba (Pepp)8-3
UCLA Wins Doubles Point


1.(22) Bianca Dulgheru (Pepp) led (21) Laura Gordon (UCLA)6-3, 5-4
2.(54) Riza Zalameda (UCLA) led (67) Sylvia Kosakowski (Pepp)7-5, 4-1
3.(46) Tracy Lin (UCLA) def. Caroline Raba (Pepp)6-1, 6-2
4.(56) Alex McGoodwin (UCLA) led Natalie Braverman (Pepp)6-1, 6-6
5.(94) Ashley Joelson (UCLA) def. (105) Eva Dickes (Pepp)6-2, 6-3
6.Elizabeth Lumpkin (UCLA) def. Merve Asimgil (Pepp)6-4, 6-3*
* Denotes Clinching Match - Singles Order of Finish: 3, 5, 6
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