Bruin junior Chanelle Van Nguyen played her first-ever match at the No. 1 singles position on Tuesday, dropping just one game en route to a 6-0, 6-1 victory over April Scatliffe. Sophomore Kyle McPhillips was equally as impressive at court No. 3, winning 6-1, 6-0 over Jaimee Gilbertson. The Bruins would go on to win the remaining four singles matches in straight sets.
UCLA started the day with a pair of 6-1 victories at court Nos. 1 and 2 to claim the one point awarded for doubles play. Court No. 3, where UCLA was leading 4-3, was suspended once the point was clinched.
Tuesday marked the first match for both teams where the new dual-match format imposed by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association was used. There was no warm-up prior to singles or doubles. The three doubles matches were played to six (instead of eight). Also, a 10-point tiebreaker instead of a third set for singles was in effect had it reached that point.
UCLA returns to action this Friday, hosting San Diego at 1:00 p.m. The match is part of ITA Kick-Off Weekend. Also visiting the LATC this weekend are TCU and UC Irvine.
#5 UCLA 7, UC Santa Barbara 0
Jan 21, 2014 at Los Angeles, CA (Los Angeles Tennis Center)
|1. Harrison/McPhillips (UCLA) def. Meehan/April Scatliffe (UCSB) 6-1|
|2. Dolehide/Van Nguyen (UCLA) def. Priscila Garcia/Luisa Ortiz Candido (UCSB) 6-1|
|3. Brady/Morgan Thomas (UCLA) vs. Cos/Gilbertson (UCSB) 4-3, unfinished|
UCLA Wins Doubles Point
|1. #9 Chanelle Van Nguyen (UCLA) def. April Scatliffe (UCSB) 6-0, 6-1|
|2. #24 Jennifer Brady (UCLA) def. Kiersten Meehan (UCSB) 6-1, 6-2|
|3. #36 Kyle McPhillips (UCLA) def. Jaimee Gilbertson (UCSB) 6-1, 6-0|
|4. Catherine Harrison (UCLA) def. Paola Cos (UCSB) 6-0, 6-1|
|5. Kaitlin Ray (UCLA) def. Stacy Yam (UCSB) 6-1, 6-1|
|6. Courtney Dolehide (UCLA) def. Melissa Baker (UCSB) 6-1, 6-4|
|UC Santa Barbara 0-1|
|UCLA 1-0; National ranking #5|
|Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (3,4,1,2,5,6)|