Women's Tennis Prepares To Do Battle With Cal, Stanford

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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Friday, Jan 22
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
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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 - 12:00 PM 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
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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
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