Feb. 9, 2006
LOS ANGELES - Despite playing its first match in two weeks, the 15th-ranked UCLA women's tennis team looked sharper than ever Thursday afternoon, easily downing UC Irvine, 7-0 at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. The Bruins, who have yet to surrender a point to any opponent this season, improve to 4-0 on the year. UCI drops to 1-3 overall with the loss.
Although it marked the fourth 7-0 victory of the season for UCLA, Thursday's win was especially dominating, as no Bruin player dropped more than three games in singles play. Sophomore Riza Zalameda took it a step further, registering a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Becky Bernhard at the No. 1 position.
UCI won its only match of the day in doubles at court No. 2, however the Bruins had already clinched the point by then, taking a pair of 8-4 decisions at court Nos. 1 and 3.
UCLA faces its first top-25 opponent of the season this Saturday, taking on No. 25 Pepperdine (4-0) in Malibu at 11:00 a.m.
|1.||Gordon/Zalameda (UCLA) def. Fermin/Jayme Hu (UCI)||8-4|
|2.||Agababian/Kaloi (UCI) def. Lind/McGoodwin (UCLA)||8-6|
|3.||Joelson/Lin (UCLA) def. Bernhard/Ashley Siddall (UCI)||8-4|
|UCLA Wins Doubles Point|
|1.||Riza Zalameda (UCLA) def. Becky Bernhard (UCI)||6-0, 6-0|
|2.||(94) Laura Gordon (UCLA) def. Inna Agababian (UCI)||6-0, 6-2|
|3.||Tracy Lin (UCLA) def. Bela Mijic (UCI)||6-2, 6-1|
|4.||(77) Alex McGoodwin (UCLA) def. Clare Fermin (UCI)||6-2, 6-1|
|5.||(99) Ashley Joelson (UCLA) def. Ali Borowicz (UCI)||6-1, 6-2*|
|6.||Anna-Viktoria Lind (UCLA) def. Heidi Kaloi (UCI)||6-0, 6-1|
|* Denotes Clinching Match - Singles Order of Finish: 2, 1, 5, 4, 3, 6|