No. 8 Bruins Upset by No. 15 USC, 4-3

March 7, 2002

Results

Los Angeles - Despite taking an early 1-0 lead after claiming the doubles point, the No. 8 UCLA women's tennis team dropped four of six singles matches, falling to No. 15 USC, 4-3 Thursday in the Pac-10 opener for both teams at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. With the loss, UCLA falls to 8-2 overall and 0-1 in the Pac-10. The Women of Troy improve to 8-4 and 1-0 in conference play.

Down 0-1 following doubles play, USC quickly tied the match at one apiece after Tiffany Brymer defeated UCLA's Lauren Fisher, 6-3, 6-1 at No. 5 singles. The Bruins quickly answered back however, as Megan Bradley registered a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Jewel Peterson at No. 1 singles. Shortly thereafter, USC tied the match up again as Maureen Diaz defeated UCLA's Petya Marinova, 6-4, 6-1 in the No. 3 position.

With the match tied at 2-2, all three remaining singles matches then went into a third set. The Bruins took a 3-2 lead after Catherine Hawley, who was down 1-4 in the third set, came back to defeat USC's Melissa Esmero, 6-1, 4-6, 7-5 at No. 6 singles. Just a few minutes later, USC's Luana Magnani knocked off Sara Walker, 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 to tie the score at 3-3.

USC's Anita Loyola then clinched the victory for the Women of Troy in the No. 4 position, defeating UCLA's Sarah Gregg, 7-5, 3-6, 7-6(8).

With the victory, USC avenges its 5-2 loss to UCLA back on Feb. 1 at USC.

The Bruins return to the court this Saturday to host Oregon at the LATC beginning at Noon.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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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vs. Pac-12 Championships
Ojai, CA
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LIVE NOW
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Ojai, CA
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vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Ojai, CA
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vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Ojai, CA
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LIVE NOW
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Ojai, CA
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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
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS