Bruins Headed to NCAAs at Stanford

May 11, 2002

Los Angeles - The No. 7-seeded UCLA women's tennis team lost the doubles point but rallied to win four-straight singles matches en route to a 4-1 victory over the University of Washington in an NCAA Regional Final at the Los Angeles Tennis Center Saturday. With the victory, UCLA (18-4) now advances to the NCAA Round of 16 in Stanford, Calif. next week. The Bruins will play the winner of tomorrow's USC/Oregon match on May 16 in Stanford.

The Huskies (14-11) earned their one point of the afternoon the hard way, knocking off two Bruin teams ranked in the top-5 in the country. At No. 1 doubles, Washington's Claire Carter/Darija Klaic defeated UCLA's fourth-ranked Petya Marinova/Sara Walker, 8-3. Following a UCLA victory at No. 3 doubles, the one point awarded for doubles play came down to court No. 2, where Washington's Colleen Gray/Dea Sumantri pulled off a 9-8 upset over fifth-ranked Megan Bradley/Lauren Fisher.

Down 1-0 heading into singles action, the Bruins came out strong and immediately evened the match at one apiece following Walker's impressive 6-2, 6-3 victory over Klaic at No. 2 singles. Not too long after that, Bradley and Fisher each picked up singles wins at the Nos. 1 and 5 positions respectively. The match was eventually decided at the No. 3 singles position, where Marinova prevailed in a three-set battle over Washington's Ilona Kordonskaya, 6-2, 3-6, 6-4.

It is UCLA's 20th appearance in the NCAA Round of 16.

Doubles
1. (23) Carter/Klaic (Wash) def. (4) Marinova/Walker (UCLA)	8-3
2. Gray/Sumantri (Wash) def. (5) Bradley/Fisher (UCLA)	9-8
3. Gregg/Hawley (UCLA) def. Hoe/Kordonskaya (Wash)	8-4
Washington Wins Doubles Point

Singles 1. (3) Megan Bradley (UCLA) def. (84) Claire Carter (Wash) 6-4, 6-2 2. (10) Sara Walker (UCLA) def. (54) Darija Klaic (Wash) 6-2, 6-3 3. (74) Petya Marinova (UCLA) def. Ilona Kordonskaya (Wash) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4* 4. Sarah Gregg (UCLA) vs. Dea Sumantri (Wash) Susp. 5. Lauren Fisher (UCLA) def. Colleen Gray (Wash) 6-3, 6-2 6. Catherine Hawley (UCLA) vs. Erin Hoe (Wash) Susp.

* Denotes Clinching Match


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Feb 27
vs. Baylor
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 1
Friday, Mar 04
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 1
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 2
Friday, Mar 11
at California
Berkeley, CA
Rained out.
Saturday, Mar 12
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
L, 1 - 5
Tuesday, Mar 22
vs. Fresno State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 2
Saturday, Mar 26
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 3
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
LIVE NOW
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Ojai, CA
-
LIVE NOW
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Ojai, CA
-
LIVE NOW
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Ojai, CA
-
LIVE NOW
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Ojai, CA
-
LIVE NOW
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Ojai, CA
-
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