Bruins Host Stanford, Cal

April 15, 2002

THIS WEEK:

Friday, April 19 vs. (3) Stanford (19-1, 6-0 Pac-10) Los Angeles Tennis Center - 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 20 vs. (15) Cal (12-7, 2-3 Pac-10) Los Angeles Tennis Center - Noon

Up Next . . .
The race for the 2002 Pac-10 title concludes this weekend in Los Angeles. With a 5-1 conference record, the Bruins need two wins this weekend and a USC loss if they are going to claim a share of their first-ever Pac-10 championship. However, both Stanford and USC take perfect 6-0 records into the weekend and control their own destinies. The Bruins will host No. 3 Stanford this Friday at 1:30 p.m. and No. 15 Cal on Saturday at Noon. Both matches are at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. Saturday's match will also be Senior Day for Petya Marinova and Catherine Hawley.

UCLA in the Rankings . . .
As a team, the Bruins dropped one spot to No. 8 in the latest Omni Hotels Collegiate Rankings released on April 10. Individually, UCLA is the only school in the country with two players currently listed in the top-10 of the singles rankings, as Megan Bradley checks in at No. 4 and Sara Walker is ranked No. 7. In addition, Petya Marinova is ranked No. 70 in the nation. UCLA is also the only school in the country to have two doubles teams in the top-10 nationally. The Bruins' top doubles team of Petya Marinova and Walker are ranked No. 3 in the country, while Bradley and Lauren Fisher are close behind at No. 6. New team and individual rankings will be released this Wednesday.

Omni Hotels Collegiate Top-25 (4/10)
1.Georgia
2. Florida
3. Stanford
4. Wake Forest
5. Duke
6. Vanderbilt
7. UNC
8. UCLA
9. Arizona State
10. Texas
11. VCU
12. USC
13. Tennessee
14. William & Mary
15. Cal
16. UNLV
17. Kentucky
18. Northwestern
19. South Carolina
20. Washington
21. Arizona
22. Georgia Tech
23. Fresno State
24. San Diego St.
25. Notre Dame

Bradley vs. the Best . . .
Freshman Megan Bradley, UCLA's No. 1 player all season, owns a 26-5 overall singles record and is ranked No. 4 nationally. What's even more impressive, however, is the fact that she is 16-5 against the ITA Top-100 and owns victories over four top-10 players (#3 Adria Engel, #3 Kelly McCain, #5 Sara Walker, #8 Jewel Peterson). All of her losses have come against players ranked in the top-100.

Walker Dominates in No. 2 Slot . . .
After serving as UCLA's top singles player the past two years, Bruin junior Sara Walker has been in the No. 2 position for all but one match this season and is making the most of it. Walker, who is arguably the country's best No. 2 player with an ITA singles ranking of No. 7, owns a 28-8 overall record and is 13-4 in dual-match play. She has four wins over players ranked in the ITA Top-20 and owned an eight-match winning streak from Jan. 25 - Feb. 23.

Ojai Just Around the Corner . . .
The Pac-10 Championships are scheduled for April 25-28 in Ojai, Calif. UCLA's Megan Bradley and Sara Walker will likely be the favorites to take home the singles crown, while the Bruin duo's of Petya Marinova/Walker and Bradley/Lauren Fisher will be vying for the doubles championship. The Bruin tandem of Mariko Fritz-Krockow and Walker are the defending Pac-10 Champions after defeating teammates Fisher/Marinova, 3-6, 6-1, 6-0 in last year's final.


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vs. National Collegiate ...
Palm Desert, CA
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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
vs. Northwestern
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 1
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 - 11:00 AM 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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