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No. 14 Bruins Return Home to Host Arizona Schools
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release:  03/07/2000

March 7, 2000

vs. #10 Arizona State
Friday, Mar. 10
Los Angeles Tennis Center - 1:30 p.m.

vs. #26 Arizona
Saturday, Mar. 11
Los Angeles Tennis Center - Noon

This Week . . .
No. 14 UCLA returns home this week for matches against No. 10 Arizona State (8-2, 2-1 Pac-10) on Friday and No. 26 Arizona (6-5, 1-5 Pac-10) on Saturday. It marks the second time this season these teams have faced each other as UCLA fell to Arizona 5-4 on Jan. 28 and defeated ASU 6-3 on Jan. 29. Both matches were in Arizona.

Most Recent . . .
The Bruins are coming off a very successful week after posting wins over No. 7 USC on Wednesday and No. 9 Texas on Saturday. UCLA nearly pulled off a major upset on Sunday, falling to No. 3 Georgia 5-4.

UCLA in the ITA Rankings . . .
After three strong performances last week, UCLA should move back into the top-10 when the new rankings are released this Wednesday. As a team, UCLA has been ranked as high as No. 6 (FALL) this season. In singles, Sara Walker fell one spot from No. 17 to No. 18 in the latest individual rankings released on Mar. 1. Abigail Spears is back in the rankings at No. 86 and Amanda Basica, ranked No. 48 two weeks ago, checks in at No. 94. In doubles, Basica and Walker make up UCLA's only ranked doubles team at No. 37.

Walker's Streak Snapped at 16 . . .
Heading into Austin last week, Sara Walker owned a 23-4 overall record and a 16-match win streak dating back to Jan. 7. Her streak, however, was snapped at the hands of another Walker, Texas' Janet Walker that is. In a tough three-set battle, Texas' Walker prevailed 4-6, 6-1, 6-4, ending Sara Walker's impressive run at 16. During the streak, Walker defeated six ranked players, including No. 4 Jewel Peterson of USC.

Singles Records    Dual    Tourn.    All
Player             Match   Matches   Matches
Amanda Basica       5-5     3-4       8-9
Annica Cooper       6-3     6-4      12-7
Jennifer Donahue    1-2     1-1       2-3
Catherine Hawley    2-3     6-8       8-11
Petya Marinova      1-2     2-5       3-7
Cristina Popescu     -       -         -
Elizabeth Schmidt   6-5     6-6      12-11
Abigail Spears      9-2     7-5      16-7
Michelle Stiefel    0-1     1-2       1-3
Sara Walker        10-1    14-4      24-5
Zana Zlebnik        0-2     0-2
Totals             40-26   46-39     86-65

2000 Schedule/Results

8-3 Overall, 3-1 Pac-10
Date    Opponent/Tour.     Site         Time/Result
JANUARY
19      FRESNO STATE       LATC           W 8-1
21      CS NORTHRIDGE      LATC           W 6-1
28    @ Arizona (31)       Tucson         L 4-5
29    @ Arizona State (12) Tempe          W 6-3
FEBRUARY
8       PEPPERDINE         LATC           L 3-5
11    @ Oregon             Eugene         W 5-4
24      LMU                LATC           W 8-1
25      UC IRVINE          LATC           W 7-2
MARCH
1     @ USC                Los Angeles    W 5-4
4     @ Texas              Austin, TX     W 5-4
5       vs. Georgia        Austin, TX     L 5-4
10      ARIZONA STATE      LATC           1:30 p.m.
11      ARIZONA            LATC           Noon
14    @ Pepperdine         Malibu, CA     TBD
17      ILLINOIS           LATC           1:30 p.m.
APRIL
1       USC                LATC           Noon
7       STANFORD           LATC           1:30 p.m.
8       CAL                LATC           Noon
14      WASHINGTON         LATC           1:30 p.m.
15      WASHINGTON ST.     LATC           Noon
21    @ Cal                Berkeley, CA   1:30 p.m.
22    @ Stanford           Stanford, CA   Noon
27-28 @ Pac-10's           Ojai, CA       TBD
MAY
12-14   NCAA Regionals     TBD            TBD
18-26   NCAA Championships Malibu, CA     TBD

LATC - Los Angeles Tennis Center
All times are local to match site.


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