Bruins Advance to Final 16 with 4-1 Win Over Pepperdine

May 10, 2003

Results

Los Angeles - The No. 11-seeded UCLA women's tennis team defeated Pepperdine for the third time this season, and earned a trip to Gainesville, FL, to compete in the round of 16 of the NCAA Tournament.

The Bruins began their successful afternoon by coming from behind to claim the doubles point. Pepperdine's duo of Natalie Braverman and Karin Schlapbach beat Sarah Gregg and Susi Wild, 8-5, but UCLA won the next two matches to win the point. Laura Gordon and Sara Walker beat Veronica Koksova and Merve Asimgil, 8-5, and Jackie Carleton and Feriel Esseghir beat Monika Horvath and Charlotte Vernaz, 8-6.

Walker put the Bruins up 2-0 with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Braverman. Esseghir followed with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Asimgil on court three. Pepperdine earned its point when Schlapbach beat Gordon, 7-6(4), 6-0. Wild, however, clinched the Bruins' advance with a 4-6, 6-1, 6-3 defeat of Vernaz on court two.

Gregg won the first set 6-3 and led 6-5 in the second set when Wild won her match, and Anya Loncaric led Koksova 6-3, 6-7(3), 3-1 when the match was called.

UCLA will play either Washington or Illinois on Thursday in Florida. Washington and Illinois will play at 1 p.m. Sunday in Seattle to see which team advances. Match times for the NCAA Final 16 will be announced next week.


EVENT INFORMATION
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Thursday, Feb 25
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 2
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
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vs. Pac-12 Championships
Ojai, CA
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vs. Pac-12 Championships
Ojai, CA
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vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Ojai, CA
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vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Ojai, CA
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vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Ojai, CA
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Friday, May 13
vs. Notre Dame
Columbus, OH
W, 4 - 1
Saturday, May 14
at Ohio State
Columbus, OH
L, 1 - 4
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