Zalameda's Run Ends in NCAA Semifinals

May 27, 2005

Athens, Ga. - UCLA freshman tennis player Riza Zalameda's impressive run in the NCAA Singles Championships came to an end Friday, falling in the semifinals to Northwestern's Audra Cohen.

Zalameda, who was aiming to become the first UCLA player to win an NCAA Singles title since Keri Phebus in 1996, lost to Cohen, 6-4, 6-4.

"I was really not affected by her power after playing (Clemson's Julie) Coin and (Alabama's Robin) Stephenson earlier in the tournament," said Zalameda after the match. "They hit the ball hard too. I didn't have fresh legs today, and if I had been fresher maybe things would have been a little different. I also missed too many shots."

Added head coach Stella Sampras Webster, "(Riza) really made a statement this year. She had her usual ups and downs during the season, but she played really well during this tournament."

Cohen will face Baylor's Zuzana Zemenova in Saturday's final.


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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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