UCLA's Brown Takes Home National Honor

May 23, 2000

Los Angeles -- The UCLA women's tennis team took home two national honors on Sunday as assistant coach Rance Brown (Costa Mesa, CA) was named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's National Coach of the Year and freshman Sara Walker (El Paso, TX) was named the ITA National Player to Watch.

For Brown, who is in his fifth year on the UCLA coaching staff, it is his first ITA National honor. This season, he helped guide the Bruins to an NCAA quarterfinal appearance and a 17-9 overall record. Last week, he was named the West Region Assistant Coach of the Year.

Walker, who is the No. 2-ranked player in the ITA singles rankings, finished her freshman season with a 35-10 overall record. She won the Pac-10 Conference singles title in late April and was named first-team All-Pac-10 as well as Pac-10 Freshman of the Year. The National Player to Watch award is given to a highly-ranked, non-senior player who has had an outstanding season, but has not yet won an ITA Collegiate Grand Slam event.


EVENT INFORMATION
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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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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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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