Feb. 25, 2006
Tempe, Ariz. - The No. 11 UCLA women's tennis team proved too much for No. 17 Arizona State on Saturday, posting a 7-0 victory in a non-conference match at the Whiteman Tennis Center. With the win, UCLA improves to 7-2 overall, while the Sun Devils fall to 6-2.
Despite playing without No. 1 player Riza Zalameda, the Bruins managed to claim the doubles point before winning all six singles matches in straight sets. ASU actually had a lead in the doubles when it took an 8-6 victory at court No. 1, however the Bruins managed to bounce back by taking a pair of 8-5 wins at court Nos. 2 and 3.
Playing her first match at the No. 1 singles position, senior Laura Gordon quickly took care of 65th-ranked Sabrina Capannolo, winning 7-6(0), 6-1. UCLA's other singles winners on the day were Tracy Lin, Alex McGoodwin, Ashley Joelson, Elizabeth Lumpkin and Anna-Viktoria Lind.
UCLA returns to action on Friday, Mar. 3, hosting Cal Poly San Luis Obispo at the Los Angeles Tennis Center beginning at 1:30 p.m.
|1.||(22) Clarke/Pooler (ASU) def. Gordon/Lind (UCLA)||8-6|
|2.||McGoodwin/Lumpkin (UCLA) def. Capannolo/Leitch (ASU)||8-5|
|3.||Joelson/Lin (UCLA) def. Rankin/Abdala (ASU)||8-5|
|UCLA Wins Doubles Point|
|1.||(33) Laura Gordon (UCLA) def. (65) Sabrina Capannolo (ASU)||7-6(0), 6-1|
|2.||(79) Tracy Lin (UCLA) def. (93) Kady Pooler (ASU)||6-3, 6-2|
|3.||(68) Alex McGoodwin (UCLA) def. Roxanne Clarke (ASU)||6-1, 7-6(2)|
|4.||(100) Ashley Joelson (UCLA) def. (50) Rebecca Rankin (ASU)||6-4, 6-4|
|5.||Elizabeth Lumpkin (UCLA) def. Jessica Leitch (ASU)||6-3, 6-3|
|6.||Anna-Viktoria Lind (UCLA) def. Laila Abdala (ASU)||6-3, 6-1|
|* Denotes Clinching Match -- Singles Order of Finish: 6, 1, 4, 2, 3, 5|