Third-Seeded Bruins Upset at Team Indoors

Feb. 3, 2005

Madison, Wisc. - The fourth-ranked UCLA women's tennis team suffered its first setback of the 2005 season Thursday, falling to No. 12 Miami, 4-3 in first-round action at the USTA/ITA National Team Indoors hosted by the University of Wisconsin. The third-seeded Bruins (3-1) move into the consolation portion of the tournament and will face No. 16 Texas A&M on Friday at 9:00 a.m. (CST).

With the dual match tied at 3-3, Miami pulled off the upset when Audrey Banada posted a 6-4, 7-6(4) victory over senior Sarah Gregg at the No. 4 position.

Although the Bruins started the day well by claiming the doubles point with wins at the Nos. 2 and 3 positions, the Hurricanes quickly answered back once singles play began. In what was supposed to be the marquee matchup of the afternoon at the No. 1 position, UCLA's Daniela Bercek, ranked 20th in the country, was forced to withdraw from her match against second-ranked Megan Bradley. Bercek was down 3-0 in the first set when she retired due to injury.

UCLA's Riza Zalameda and Laura Gordon each posted straight-set wins in the loss. Zalameda, ranked ninth nationally, defeated Staci Stevens, 6-1, 6-4 at the No. 2 position. Gordon was a 6-4, 6-3 winner over Emily Mowery at No. 6 singles.

In addition to Bercek and Gregg, other Bruin losses came at No. 3 (Alex McGoodwin) and No. 5 (Tracy Lin) singles.

UCLA, which still leads the all-time series with Miami 7-3, knocked the Hurricanes out of last year's NCAA Championships in the quarterfinals.

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1.(8) Bradley/Banada (UM) def. (5) Bercek/Zalameda (UCLA)8-4
2.Gordon/Lumpkin (UCLA) def. Starzyk/Stevens (UM)8-3
3.Gregg/Lin (UCLA) def. Applebaum/Mowery (UM)8-4
UCLA Wins Doubles Point


1.(2) MeganBradley (UM) def. (20) Daniela Bercek (UCLA)3-0, Ret.
2.(9) Riza Zalameda (UCLA) def. Staci Stevens (UM)6-1, 6-4
3.Melissa Applebaum (UM) def. (122) Alex McGoodwin (UCLA)7-6(1), 6-3
4.Audrey Banada (UM) def. Sarah Gregg (UCLA)6-4, 7-6(4)*
5.Patricia Starzyk (UM) def. Tracy Lin (UCLA)6-3, 6-4
6.Laura Gordon (UCLA) def. Emily Mowery (UM)6-4, 6-3
* Denotes Clinching Match

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