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Women's Tennis Prepares To Do Battle With Cal, Stanford
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release:  04/18/2000

April 18, 2000

#4 Cal
Friday, April 21
@ Berkeley
1:30 p.m.

#1 Stanford
Saturday, Apr. 22
@ Stanford
Noon

This Week . . .
The Pac-10 title is on the line this week as the No. 8 UCLA women's tennis team embarks on its toughest roadtrip of the season with matches against No. 1 Stanford and No. 4 Cal. The Bruins take on the Golden Bears this Friday at 1:30 p.m. in Berkeley. Cal is 17-4 overall and is tied for second (w/UCLA) in the Pac-10 with a 5-1 mark. Stanford, the top-ranked team in the country the entire season, is 23-0 overall and 6-0 in the Pac-10. The Bruins and Cardinal do battle this Saturday beginning at Noon.

Most Recent . . .
The Bruins are coming off a solid weekend after posting wins over No. 22 Washington and Washington State. UCLA opened the weekend with a 7-2 victory over the Huskies on Friday. In that match, Sara Walker cruised to a 6-0, 6-1 win over Kristina Kraszewski - the No. 1 player in the nation. The following day Walker was just as impressive against Washington State's Patrycja Gajdzik, winning by the same 6-0, 6-1 score in the Bruins' 7-2 triumph over the Cougars.

Bruins in the ITA Rankings . . .
UCLA currently stands at No. 8 in the latest ITA team rankings. New team rankings will be released this Wednesday (4/19). In singles, Sara Walker checks in at No. 7 nationally. Annica Cooper and Amanda Basica are listend at No. 48 and No. 59 respectively. Walker and Basica make up UCLA's only ranked doubles team at No. 12 in the country.

Walker Downs No. 1 Kraszewski . . .
Bruin freshman Sara Walker's 6-0, 6-1 win over No. 1 Kristina Kraszewski of Washington last Friday wasn't a huge surprise considering that Walker is listed at No. 7 in the lastest ITA singles rankings. In fact, Walker owns a 4-1 mark against top-10 opponents this season and is 14-4 against players in the ITA's top-100.

Walker vs. the ITA Top-10
(10/22) W - (10) Chin-Bee Khoo (Arkansas) 6-2, 6-1
(1/16) W - (4) Jewel Peterson (USC) 7-5, 6-0
(3/5) W - (8) Aarthi Venkatesan (Georgia) 6-3, 7-5
(4/7) L - (3) Marissa Irvin (Stanford) 6-2, 6-2
(4/14) W - (1) Kristina Kraszewski (Washington) 6-0, 6-1

Race for the Pac-10 Title . . . At 6-0 in conference play, Stanford remains the favorite to take home this year's Pac-10 Title. UCLA, currently at 5-1 in the Pac-10, could win the conference championship with wins over No. 1 Stanford and No. 4 Cal this weekend. Two wins would give UCLA a 7-1 conference record and even if Stanford beats USC on Friday to tie UCLA at 7-1, the Bruins would win the title because of winning the counting Pac-10 match. Stanford's 7-2 win over UCLA earlier in the season did not count in the Pac-10 standings.

Pac-10 Individual Championships . . . The Pac-10's nine women's teams and eight men's teams head to Ojai, Calif., Thursday, April 27 through Sunday, April 30, to decide the league's singles and doubles champions. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Ojai Tournament. Complete results can be accessed at - www.ojaitourney.org.

2000 Schedule/Results
13-7 Overall, 5-1 Pac-10

Date Opponent/Tour. Site Time/Result
JANUARY
19 FRESNO STATE LATC W 8-1
21 CS NORTHRIDGE LATC W 6-1
28 @ Arizona (31)* Tucson L 4-5
29 @ Arizona State (12)* Tempe W 6-3
FEBRUARY
8 PEPPERDINE (7) LATC L 3-5
11 @ Oregon* Eugene W 5-4
24 LMU LATC W 8-1
25 UC IRVINE LATC W 7-2
MARCH
1 @ USC (7) Los Angeles W 5-4
4 @ Texas (9) Austin, TX W 5-4
5 vs. Georgia (3) Austin, TX L 5-4
10 ARIZONA STATE (7) LATC L 3-6
11 ARIZONA LATC W 3-6
14 @ Pepperdine (10) Malibu, CA L 5-1
17 ILLINOIS LATC W 7-2
APRIL
1 USC (7)* LATC W 6-3
7 STANFORD LATC L 7-2
8 CAL LATC L 6-3
14 WASHINGTON* LATC W 7-2
15 WASHINGTON ST.* LATC W 7-2
21 @ Cal* Berkeley, CA 1:30 p.m.
22 @ Stanford* Stanford, CA Noon
27-28 @ Pac-10's Ojai, CA TBD
MAY
12-14 NCAA Regionals TBD TBD
18-26 NCAA Championships Malibu, CA TBD

LATC - Los Angeles Tennis Center
All times are local to match site

Singles Records Dual Tourn. All
Player Match Matches Matches
Amanda Basica 7-9 3-4 10-13
Annica Cooper 12-6 6-4 18-10
Jennifer Donahue 1-2 1-1 2-3
Catherine Hawley 8-6 6-8 14-14
Petya Marinova 2-9 2-5 4-14
Cristina Popescu - - -
Elizabeth Schmidt 8-12 6-6 14-18
Abigail Spears 16-4 7-5 23-9
Michelle Stiefel 0-1 1-2 1-3
Sara Walker 13-2 14-4 27-6
Zana Zlebnik 0-2 0-2
Totals 67-53 46-39 113-92

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