No. 7 Bruins Down No. 6 Huskies, 5-2

April 9, 2004


LOS ANGELES - The seventh-ranked UCLA women's tennis team pulled off a slight upset Friday, knocking off sixth-ranked Washington, 5-2 in a Pac-10 match at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. With the win, the Bruins move their overall record to 14-6, improving to 4-1 in the Pac-10. Washington drops to 17-4 overall and 4-2 in conference play.

UCLA, winners of eight of its last nine, came out strong and dominated doubles play. One highlight of the afternoon came at the No. 1 position, where Daniela Bercek and Lauren Fisher defeated No. 4-ranked Claire Carter/Dea Sumantri, 8-3. UCLA also posted victories on court Nos. 2 and 3.

Already ahead 1-0 following doubles play, the Bruins quickly took a 2-0 advantage when Fisher defeated Saskia Nauenberg, 6-0, 6-2 at court No. 5. UCLA then enjoyed a 3-0 lead in the match when Laura Gordon defeated Stephanie Svanfeldt, 6-4, 6-1 at the No. 6 position.

Facing defeat, Washington began to rally, posting a pair of victories. The Huskies got on the board when Erin Hoe knocked off UCLA's Feriel Esseghir, 6-4, 6-0 at the No. 3 spot. That result was followed up by 29th-ranked Carter, who defeated 16th-ranked Jackie Carleton, 6-1, 6-4.

Fortunately for UCLA, those were the only two matches Washington would win, as the Bruins recorded victories on the two remaining courts. The match was clinched at the No. 4 position, where Bruin junior Sarah Gregg dispatched of Dinka Hadzic, 6-4, 6-1.

With the match already decided at 4-2 in favor of UCLA, Bercek, ranked No. 52 in the country, won the final match of the afternoon at the No. 2 spot, defeating 20th-ranked Dea Sumantri, 7-5, 4-6, (10-7).

UCLA returns to action tomorrow, hosting Washington State at the LATC beginning at Noon.


1.Bercek/Fisher (UCLA) def. (4) Carter/Sumantri (UW)8-3
2.(26) Carleton/Esseghir (UCLA) def. Hadzic/Hoe (UW)8-5
3.Gordon/Gregg (UCLA) def. Monika Kolbovic/Nauenberg (UW) 8-7(6)
UCLA Wins Doubles Point


1.(29) Claire Carter (UW) def. (16) Jackie Carleton (UCLA)6-1, 6-4
2.(52) Daniela Bercek (UCLA) def. (20) Dea Sumantri (UW)7-5, 4-6, (10-7)
3.(53) Erin Hoe (UW) def. Feriel Esseghir (UCLA)6-4, 6-0
4.Sarah Gregg (UCLA) def. Dinka Hadzic (UW)6-4, 6-1
5.Lauren Fisher (UCLA) def. Saskia Nauenberg (UW) 6-0, 6-2
6.Laura Gordon (UCLA) def. Stephanie Svanfeldt (UW)6-4, 6-1
Singles Order of Finish: 5, 6, 3, 1, 4, 2

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