March 11, 2005
SEATTLE - The No. 10-ranked UCLA women's tennis team took the doubles point and then won four of six matches in singles play to defeat No. 12 Washington, 5-2 Friday at Bill Quillian Stadium in Seattle. With the win, the Bruins improve to 7-4 overall and 1-1 in Pac-10 play. The Huskies fall to 10-3 and 1-1 in conference action.
The featured singles match of the day came at the No. 1 position, where sixth-ranked Dea Sumantri of Washington and No. 48 Daniela Bercek of UCLA faced off. The higher-ranked Sumantri survived the three-set battle, winning 6-0, 3-6, 6-0 to account for one of Washington's two points. The Huskies' other point came at court No. 6, where Allison Rainey was a 6-4, 6-4 winner over Elizabeth Lumpkin.
Despite suffering losses at court Nos. 1 and 6, the Bruins managed to get the win with four victories in between. UCLA's Tracy Lin and Laura Gordon were both straight-set winners, as Lin defeated Saskia Nauenberg, 6-3, 6-1 at court No. 4, while Gordon posted a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Tara Simpson at court No. 5. Bruin sophomore Alex McGoodwin needed three sets to overcome Mugette Ahn at court No. 3, winning 7-6(3), 3-6, 6-4. The match was clinched at the No. 2 spot, as freshman Riza Zalameda rebounded from a difficult first set to defeat Dinka Hadzic, 1-6, 6-3, 6-2.
UCLA returns to action tomorrow, taking on Washington State in Pullman beginning at Noon.
|1.||(3) Bercek/Zalameda (UCLA) def. Hadzic/Sumantri (UW)||8-4|
|2.||Gordon/McGoodwin (UCLA) def. Ahn/Simpson (UW)||8-4|
|3.||Lin/Lumpkin (UCLA) def. Nauenberg/Rainey (UW)||8-5|
|UCLA Wins Doubles Point|
|1.||(6) Dea Sumantri (UW) def. (48) Daniela Bercek (UCLA)||6-0, 3-6, 6-0|
|2.||(19) Riza Zalameda (UCLA) def. (34) Dinka Hadzic (UW)||1-6, 6-3, 6-2*|
|3.||Alex McGoodwin (UCLA) def. Mugette Ahn (UW)||7-6(3), 3-6, 6-4|
|4.||Tracy Lin (UCLA) def. Saskia Nauenberg (UW)||6-3, 6-1|
|5.||(83) Laura Gordon (UCLA) def. Tara Simpson (UW)||6-3, 6-2|
|6.||Allison Rainey (UW) def. Elizabeth Lumpkin (UCLA)||6-4, 6-4|
|* Denotes Clinching Match -- Singles Order of Finish: 4, 6, 5, 1, 2, 3|