No. 7 Bruins Begin 2003 at Pac-10 Indoors

Jan. 13, 2003

Up Next . . .
The No. 7 UCLA women's tennis team will open its 2003 campaign at the Pac-10 Indoor Championships at the Nordstrom Tennis Center in Seattle, Jan. 17-19.

Bruins Check in at No. 7 in Preseason ITA Rankings . . .
The 2003 UCLA women's tennis team will start in the seventh spot of the preseason ITA top-25. Over the course of the season, the Bruins will face seven top-25 teams, including six of its Pac-10 foes as well as the University of Texas. The other seven teams on UCLA's schedule appear in the ITA's top 75.

ITA Top-25 (1/13)
1. Stanford
2. Florida
3. Georgia
4. Duke
5. North Carolina
6. Arizona State
7. UCLA
8. Vanderbilt
9. USC
10. California
11. Tennessee
12. Northwestern
13. Texas
14. Kentucky
15. Wake Forest
16. William & Mary
17. UNLV
18. Georgia Tech
19. South Carolina
20. Arizona
21. Washington
22. Notre Dame
23. Texas A&M
24. Miami
25. VCU

Individually Speaking . . .
Two Bruins made the preseason ITA singles list. Senior Sara Walker, at No. 6, is joined by freshman Jackie Carleton at No. 84.

UCLA Home Matches Live Via the Internet . . .
All UCLA home matches can be followed live at www.uclabruins.com via the "Live Stats" link in the Events Calendar or by going to the women's tennis schedule.

Another Talented Freshman Class . . .
Seven freshmen complement a roster headed by just four upperclassmen. Jackie Carleton, who will be competing for time in the top half of the lineup, has been ranked as high as No. 6 in he USTA Girls' 18s division and was a two-time singles finalist at the USTA International Grasscourt Championships. Feriel Esseghir and Susi Wild will likely see time in the top-half of the lineup. Esseghir comes to UCLA as the No. 1 player in Algeria, having reached the round of 16 at the French Open Juniors in 2001 and being ranked in the top-400 in singles on the WTA Tour. Wild, a newcomer from Germany, was a top-10 junior player in Germany and most recently has turned in solid results in a number of lower level professional tournaments in Europe. Laura Gordon, of Aspen, CO, qualified for the main draw at the Omni Hotels ITA Regionals in October, advancing to the round of 16. Rounding out the singles lineup in 2003 will be freshmen Shilpa Joshi, Nina Yaftali and Kate Jolson. All three were highly ranked players in Southern California and will be pushing for playing time in the top-6 of the singles lineup.

Head Coach Stella Sampras Webster . . .
Stella Sampras Webster is currently in her seventh season as the head coach of the UCLA women's tennis program with a career record of 96-58. Sampras succeeded longtime head coach Bill Zaima, who retired following the 1995-96 season. In her first six seasons at UCLA, Sampras guided the Bruins to five top-10 finishes at the NCAA Championships, including three top-5 showings (1997, 2000, and 2002). In 2000, she was named the ITA West Region Coach of the Year. The former Stella Sampras married Steve Webster on January 3, 2003.


EVENT INFORMATION
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vs. National Collegiate ...
Palm Desert, CA
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LIVE NOW
vs. Freeman Memorial ...
Las Vegas, NV
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Friday, Jan 22
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 0
Saturday, Jan 23
vs. Fresno State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 3 - 4
Friday, Jan 29
vs. Saint Mary's
Pacific Palisades, CA
W, 6 - 1
Sunday, Feb 07 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. Northwestern
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Feb 13 - 10:00 AM PST
vs. UC Davis
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Feb 13 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Feb 18 - 1:30 PM PST
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Feb 20 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. California
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Feb 25 - 1:30 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Feb 27 - 1:30 PM PST
vs. Baylor
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Mar 04 - 1:30 PM PST
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Mar 05 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Mar 11 - 1:30 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Saturday, Mar 12 - 12:00 PM PST
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
Tuesday, Mar 22 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. Fresno State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Mar 26 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Apr 01 - 12:30 PM PST
at Colorado
Boulder, CO
Sunday, Apr 03 - 11:00 AM PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Friday, Apr 08 - 1:30 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 09 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Apr 17 - 3:00 PM PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, Apr 20 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Ojai, CA
Thursday, Apr 21 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Ojai, CA
Friday, Apr 22 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Ojai, CA
Saturday, Apr 23 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Ojai, CA
Sunday, Apr 24 - TBA PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Ojai, CA
Sunday, Apr 24 - 10:00 AM PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Ojai, CA
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