Zalameda Stuns Two-Time NCAA Champion Liu in Round of 16

May 26, 2006

Stanford, Calif. - UCLA women's tennis player Riza Zalameda notched one of the biggest singles victories of her career, while the Bruins' top-seeded men's player Benjamin Kohlloeffel took care of business as usual in Friday's round of 16 at the NCAA Championships hosted by Stanford University.

Zalameda, unseeded in the 64-player singles draw, upset Stanford's eighth-seeded Amber Liu, 5-7, 6-2, 7-5 Friday. Liu is a two-time singles champion at the NCAAs, having captured the title in 2003 and 2004. With the victory, Zalameda advances to face Cal's Suzi Babos on Saturday at Noon. Babos booked a spot in the quarterfinals by upsetting Baylor's fourth-seeded Zuzana Zemenova, 6-3, 6-4. Babos beat Zalameda, 6-2, 6-2 in a dual match this past April. It was the first-ever meeting between the two players.

On the men's side, Kohlloeffel advanced to the quarterfinals with a routine 6-2, 6-1 victory over 2005 NCAA singles finalist Pierrick Ysern of San Diego. Next up for Kohlloeffel will be a quarterfinal meeting with sixth-seeded Conor Niland of Cal on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Niland is responsible for two of Kohlloeffel's four losses on the season. Kohlloeffel enters the quarterfinal round with a 44-4 overall record.

UCLA still has a women's doubles team alive at the championships, as Laura Gordon and Zalameda moved on to the quarterfinals following a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Florida's Whitney Benik/Alexis Gordon. They will face top-seeded Alice Barnes and Anne Yelsey of Stanford on Saturday at 4:00 p.m.

Click HERE for Stanford's NCAA Tournament Website.

NCAA Women's Singles Draw

NCAA Women's Doubles Draw

NCAA Men's Singles Draw

NCAA Men's Doubles Draw


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
LIVE NOW
vs. National Collegiate ...
Palm Desert, CA
-
LIVE NOW
vs. Freeman Memorial ...
Las Vegas, NV
-
Friday, Jan 22
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 0
Saturday, Jan 23
vs. Fresno State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 3 - 4
Friday, Jan 29
vs. Saint Mary's
Pacific Palisades, CA
W, 6 - 1
Sunday, Feb 07
vs. Northwestern
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 1
Saturday, Feb 13 - 10:00 AM PST
vs. UC Davis
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Feb 13 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Feb 18 - 1:30 PM PST
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Feb 20 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. California
Los Angeles, CA
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
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Ojai, CA
Saturday, Apr 23 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Ojai, CA
Sunday, Apr 24 - TBA PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Ojai, CA
Sunday, Apr 24 - 10:00 AM PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Ojai, CA
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS