UCLA Women's Tennis Defeats USC, 4-1 in NCAA Round of 16

May 16, 2002

Results

Stanford, Calif. - The seventh-seeded UCLA women's tennis team earned a spot in the NCAA Quarterfinals Thursday, following a 4-1 victory over 10th-seeded USC at the NCAA Women's Tennis Championships at Stanford University. With the win, the Bruins improve to 19-4 and will play second-seeded Georgia in a quarterfinal on Friday beginning at 8:00 a.m. The Bulldogs advanced with a 4-1 win over Cal on Thursday.

The Bruins started the day strong by claiming the doubles point following victories on court Nos. 1 and 2. In singles play, Sara Walker quickly put the Bruins ahead 2-0 after a quick 6-1, 6-2 victory over Luana Magnani at No. 2 singles.

Shortly thereafter, Bruin senior Catherine Hawley gave UCLA a commanding, 3-0 lead with a 6-4, 7-5 win over USC's Melissa Esmero at No. 6 singles. The match was eventually clinched at the No. 5 singles position where Lauren Fisher lost the first set but battled back to register a 2-6, 6-1, 7-5 decision over USC's Tiffany Brymer at No. 5 singles.

The Women of Troy gained their one point on the day at No. 1 singles, where Jewel Peterson defeated UCLA's Megan Bradley, 7-5, 1-6, 6-4.

Thursday's win also puts the Bruins ahead in the race for the Lexus Gauntlet Trophy. If the Bruin baseball team can win one game against the Trojans in a three-game series later this month, UCLA will win the first-ever Lexus Gauntlet, given annually to the school with the best head-to-head record each year.

USC finishes its season with a 19-8 overall record.


EVENT INFORMATION
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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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