Zalameda Advances in NCAA Singles Draw

May 23, 2005

Athens, Ga. -

UCLA freshman tennis player Riza Zalameda advanced to the second round of singles play at the NCAA Women's Tennis Championships on Monday. She is the only Bruins singles player left in the draw, as sophomore Daniela Bercek was upset in opening round play.

Zalameda, who improved to 28-11 on the season with the win, upset sixth-seeded Robin Stephenson of Alabama, 2-6, 7-5, 6-4. She next faces the winner between North Carolina's Kendall Cline and Pepperdine's Bianca Dulgheru in the second round on Tuesday.

Bercek, a 9-16 seed in the tournament, fell upset to TCU's Helena Besovic, 7-6(2), 6-4. She ends the season with a 19-10 overall record in singles play.

Bercek and Zalameda, seeded fourth in the doubles draw, open up play tomorrow against New Mexico's Iva Gersic/Maja Kovacek. Bercek is the defending NCAA Doubles Champion with former teammate Lauren Fisher.


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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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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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