(10) UCLA, Washington Advance in NCAA Tennis Regionals

May 13, 2005

LOS ANGELES - Tenth-seeded UCLA posted a 4-0 decision over Illinois State in the first round of the NCAA Women's Tennis Championships Friday at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. With the win, the Bruins (16-5) move on to face Washington (15-8) in Saturday's second round with the winner advancing to next week's round of 16 in Athens, Ga. The Huskies moved on to the second round following a 4-0 victory over Long Beach State earlier in the day. With the loss, Illinois State ends its season with an 18-8 overall record.

UCLA came out strong from the start, quickly capturing the doubles point for a 1-0 lead in the match. In singles play, Bruin junior Laura Gordon, ranked 98th nationally, gave UCLA a 2-0 lead following her 6-1, 6-0 decision over Matea Simovic at court No. 6. The Bruins would go ahead 3-0 shortly thereafter when 11th-ranked Daniela Bercek lost just two games en route to a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Laura Gravino at court No. 1.

Bruin freshman Riza Zalameda clinched the match for UCLA at the No. 2 spot, defeating Elizabeth Brngier, 6-3, 6-0. Zalameda checks in at No. 26 in the latest ITA Singles Rankings. UCLA's Alex McGoodwin, Sarah Gregg and Tracy Lin had all won the first set and were leading in the second set of their matches when play was suspended.

UCLA and Washington have met once already this season, with the Bruins posting a 5-2 victory in Seattle back on March 11. Saturday's second round match will begin at approximately 3:00 p.m.

Doubles

Pos.OpponentsScore
1.(4) Bercek/Zalameda (UCLA) def. Gravino/Parent (ISU)8-0
2.Gordon/McGoodwin (UCLA) def. Ashley Maxwell/Parke-Bedard (ISU)8-1
3.Gregg/Lin (UCLA) vs. Bingier/Simovic (ISU)Susp.
UCLA Wins Doubles Point

Singles

Pos.OpponentsScore
1.(11) Daniela Bercek (UCLA) def. Laura Gravino (ISU)6-1, 6-1
2.(26) Riza Zalameda (UCLA) def. Elizabeth Bingier (ISU)6-3, 6-0*
3.(102) Alex McGoodwin (UCLA) vs. Veronique Parke-Bedard (ISU)Susp.
4.Sarah Gregg (UCLA) vs. Emilie Sechaud (ISU)Susp.
5.(111) Tracy Lin (UCLA) vs. Carolyne Parent (ISU)Susp.
6.(98) Laura Gordon (UCLA) def. Matea Simovic (ISU)6-1, 6-0
* Denotes Clinching Match -- Singles Order of Finish: 6, 1, 2

EVENT INFORMATION
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Thursday, Feb 25
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 2
Saturday, Feb 27
vs. Baylor
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 1
Friday, Mar 04
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 1
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 2
Friday, Mar 11
at California
Berkeley, CA
Rained out.
Saturday, Mar 12
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
L, 1 - 5
Tuesday, Mar 22
vs. Fresno State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 2
Saturday, Mar 26
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 3
Friday, Apr 01
at Colorado
Boulder, CO
W, 6 - 1
Sunday, Apr 03
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 4 - 2
Friday, Apr 08
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 3 - 4
Sunday, Apr 10
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 2
Sunday, Apr 17
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 4
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Friday, May 13
vs. Notre Dame
Columbus, OH
W, 4 - 1
Saturday, May 14
at Ohio State
Columbus, OH
L, 1 - 4
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