May 6, 2003
Los Angeles - UCLA senior Sara Walker and freshman Jackie Carleton were named to the Pac-10's second team today. Walker has made All-Pac-10 in each of her four years, being named to the first team in her first three years.
Carleton, a true freshman from Jenkintown, PA, has played only at the first and second spots for the Bruins the entire season, going 4-3 in dual match play at the top position and 9-3 at No. 2. She is currently ranked 20th on the ITA's singles list. Carleton also has the best winning percentage of any Bruin this season in doubles, going 13-6 in dual-match play while partnering up with six different teammates throughout the year. Including tournament play, Carleton posted a 23-11 record in singles and a 16-10 mark in doubles.
Walker, from El Paso, TX, is currently No. 12 on the ITA's singles list and played all 15 of her singles matches at the No. 1 position, going 8-7. Counting her 9-4 mark in tournament play, she posted a 17-11 record in the 2002-03 season. She teamed up with freshman Laura Gordon in 16 of her 19 doubles contests during the dual-match season, posting a 10-6 record. Walker recorder her most impressive win during the dual-match year in a 6-2, 6-7(4), 10-7 triumph over No. 3 Jewel Peterson of USC.
Walker, Carleton, and the Bruins will begin NCAA Tournament play on Friday at 1 p.m. at the Los Angeles Tennis Center against IUPUI.
2003 ALL-PAC-10 HONORS
First Team Adria Engel, ASU Raquel Kops-Jones, CAL Amber Liu, STAN Daria Panova, ORE Jewel Peterson, USC Emilie Scribot, ARIZ
Honorable Mention Erin Burdette, STAN Claire Carter, WASH Dianne Hollands, ARIZ Luana Magnani, USC Courtney Nagle, ORE Orsolya Sallai, WSU