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Freshman Jennifer Brady clinched UCLA's 4-3 win over No. 4 Stanford on Friday afternoon (Photo: Don Liebig)

Courtesy: UCLA Athletics
No. 3 UCLA Edges No. 4 Stanford, 4-3 in Women's Tennis
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release:  04/04/2014
Stanford, Calif. - The No. 3 UCLA women's tennis team snapped defending NCAA Champion Stanford's 19-match winning streak on Friday afternoon in the Bay Area, edging the Cardinal, 4-3 in a thrilling encounter at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium. With the win, UCLA remains undefeated in the Pac-12 at 6-0 and ups its overall record on the season to 18-1. Stanford, which had not lost since April 19 of last year, falls to 13-1 overall and 5-1 in conference play.

Wins by UCLA at court No. 3 and Stanford at court No. 1 in doubles meant that the point ultimately came down to court No. 2, where UCLA's fifth-ranked Catherine Harrison and Kyle McPhillips were taking on the 36th-ranked Stanford duo of Taylor Davidson and Ellen Tsay. Despite getting down a break early in the match, McPhillips and Harrison were able to battle back, eventually winning 8-6 to give the Bruins the 1-0 advantage heading into singles.

Once singles play began, Stanford struck first, taking two quick straight-set wins at court Nos. 3 and 6 to take a 2-1 lead. McPhillips then evened things up at court No. 4, where she downed Davidson, 6-4, 6-0 to make it 2-2.

In a battle of top 5 opponents at court No. 1, fourth-ranked Robin Anderson rebounded after losing the first set to second-ranked Kristie Ahn, losing just three games in the final two sets for a 3-6, 6-3, 6-0 victory. Although UCLA was up 3-2 at that point, Stanford knotted the score at 3-3 just seconds later, as Tsay downed Harrison, 6-1, 2-6, 6-4 at court No. 5.

With the outcome of the match solely on her shoulders, freshman Jennifer Brady stepped up in a big way on Friday, downing sophomore Krista Hardebeck, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 to give UCLA the 4-3 victory over its Pac-12 rival.

UCLA returns to action tomorrow, heading to Berkeley for a Noon meeting with No. 12 Cal.

#3 UCLA 4, #4 Stanford 3
Apr 04, 2014 at Stanford, CA (Taube Family Tennis Stadium)

Doubles
1. #10 Ahn/Zhao (STAN) def. #1 Anderson/Brady (UCLA) 8-5
2. #5 Harrison/McPhillips (UCLA) def. #36 Davidson/Tsay (STAN) 8-6
3. Courtney Dolehide/Van Nguyen (UCLA) def. Doyle/Hardebeck (STAN) 8-2
UCLA Wins Doubles Point
Singles
1. #4 Robin Anderson (UCLA) def. #2 Kristie Ahn (STAN) 3-6, 6-3, 6-0
2. #16 Jennifer Brady (UCLA) def. #39 Krista Hardebeck (STAN) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
3. #28 Carol Zhao (STAN) def. #11 Chanelle Van Nguyen (UCLA) 6-3, 6-0
4. #40 Kyle McPhillips (UCLA) def. #27 Taylor Davidson (STAN) 6-4, 6-0
5. #42 Ellen Tsay (STAN) def. #55 Catherine Harrison (UCLA) 6-1, 2-6, 6-4
6. #37 Caroline Doyle (STAN) def. Kaitlin Ray (UCLA) 6-2, 6-3
Match Notes
UCLA 18-1; 6-0 Pac-12; National ranking #3
Stanford 13-1; 5-1 Pac-12; National ranking #4
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (3,6,4,1,5,2)

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