Two Bruins Advance at NCAA Singles Championships

May 19, 2003

Gainesville, FL - Two out of three UCLA entrants in the NCAA Singles Championship came out with first-round wins this morning. With the victories, Sara Walker and Jackie Carleton advance to compete tomorrow morning in second-round play.

Walker defeated No. 46 Courtney Bergman of Harvard, the Crimson's top player, 6-0, 6-2, for her 21st win of the year. Walker, the 12th-ranked player on the ITA's singles list, moves on to face No. 59 Tammy Encina of Tennessee. Encina was a 6-1, 6-1 winner over No. 55 Anne Nguyen of Georgia in the first round. Walker's teammate, Carleton, defeated Encina 6-0, 6-2 at the USTA/ITA National Team Indoor Tournament in February. Walker's match will take place at 10:30 a.m. Gainesville time, 7:30 a.m. Los Angeles time.

Carleton, the 20th-ranked player in the nation, earned her 24th win of the year when she defeated No. 54 Courtney Nagle of Oregon, 6-3, 6-2, to gain a pass to the second round. Carleton will face No. 33 Julie Smekodub of Tulane, a 6-2, 1-6, 6-2 winner over No. 58 Melissa Applebaum of Miami (Fla.), at 9 a.m. Gainesville time, 6 a.m. Pacific.

Susi Wild fell to No. 19 Amanda Johnson of Duke, 6-0, 6-3. Wild, the No. 50 player in the nation, completed her 2003 season with a 19-12 overall record.

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EVENT INFORMATION
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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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Ojai, CA
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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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