April 25, 2000
UCLA Women's Tennis Quick Facts
Overall Record: 14-8
Pac-10 Finish: 6-2 (T2nd)
National Ranking: No. 8 - Spring 12 (4/19)
Head Coach: Stella Sampras (Fourth Season)
Current Career Dual-match Record: 65-33
This Week . . .
The Pac-10's nine women's teams and eight men's teams head to Ojai, Calif., this Thursday, April 27 through Sunday, April 30, to decide the league's singles and doubles champions. For the women, the 32-player singles draw will consist of three players from each of the nine schools that sponsor women's tennis, with five additional competitors selected by a committee of coaches, based upon the participants record. The 16-team doubles draw will consist of one doubles team from each school, joined by seven additional teams selected by the committee based upon the participants record. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Ojai Tournament. Complete results can be accessed at - www.ojaitourney.org. Pac-10 results only can be located at www.pac-10.org.
UCLA's First-Round Singles Matchups
Amanda Basica (UCLA) vs. Keiko Tokuda (Stanford) Thu. 8:00 a.m.
Abigail Spears (UCLA) vs. Gabriela Lastra (Stanford) Thu. 9:30 a.m.
Sara Walker (UCLA) vs. IIona Kordonskaya (Wash.) Thu. 11:00 a.m.
Annica Cooper (UCLA) vs. Vanessa Abel (Arizona) Thu. 12:30 p.m.
UCLA's First-Round Doubles Matchups
Schmidt/Spears (UCLA) vs. Gieczys/Nyland (Oregon) Fri. 11:00 a.m.
Basica/Walker (UCLA) vs. Kraszewski/Wu (Wash) Fri. 12:30 p.m.
Cooper/Marinova (UCLA) vs. Blau/Gough (Arizona) Fri. 12:30 p.m.
Most Recent . . .
The Bruins are coming off a solid weekend up in the Bay Area. On Friday, UCLA posted a 5-4 upset over No. 4 Cal. In that match, Sara Walker, Abigail Spears and Elizabeth Schmidt all notched singles victories, tying the score 3-3 heading into doubles play. The match was eventually decided at No. 1 doubles as, with the match deadlocked at 4-4, Amanda Basica and Walker upended Cal's Anita Kurimay/Karoline Borgersen 8-5 to seal the upset. On Saturday, the Pac-10 title was on the line in the Bruins' showdown with No. 1 and unbeaten Stanford. The Cardinal, however, proved too much for Bruins, winning 7-2. Annica Cooper and Spears took the only victories of the day for UCLA, winning at No. 2 and No. 4 singles respectively.
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 (4/26). 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.
NCAA Championships . . .
The NCAA Women's Tennis Regionals are May 13-14 on various campus sites. The NCAA Championships are May 18-26 in Malibu, Calif. Pepperdine University is the host school.
Bruins In The 1999-2000 ITA National Rankings
Bruin Lineup with Records
14-8 Overall, 6-2 Pac-10 Date Opponent Time/Result
JANUARY 19 FRESNO STATE W 8-1 21 CS NORTHRIDGE W 6-1 28 @ Arizona (31)* L 4-5 29 @ Arizona State (12)* W 6-3
FEBRUARY 8 PEPPERDINE (7) L 3-5 11 @ Oregon* W 5-4 24 LMU W 8-1 25 UC IRVINE W 7-2
MARCH 1 @ USC (7) W 5-4 4 @ Texas (9) W 5-4 5 vs. Georgia (3) L 4-5 10 ARIZONA STATE (7) L 3-6 11 ARIZONA W 3-6 14 @ Pepperdine (10) L 1-5 17 ILLINOIS W 7-2
APRIL 1 USC (7)* W 6-3 7 STANFORD L 2-7 8 CAL L 3-6 14 WASHINGTON* W 7-2 15 WASHINGTON ST.* W 7-2 21 @ Cal* W 5-4 22 @ Stanford* L 2-7 27-28 @ Pac-10's All Day
MAY 12-14 NCAA Regionals TBD 18-26 NCAA Championships^ TBD LATC - Los Angeles Tennis Center All times are local to match site ^ NCAA Championship Host: Pepperdine