Sept. 19, 2000
Los Angeles - UCLA sophomore tennis player Sara Walker is ranked No. 3 in the country according to the preseason ITA singles rankings released earlier this month. She is also ranked No. 45 in doubles with parter Zana Zlebnik.
Walker, of El Paso, Tex., finished last season ranked No. 4 in singles after enjoying an outstanding freshman campaign. A 2000 All-American in singles, Walker won the Pac-10 singles championship last year and was named Pac-10 Freshman of the Year. She finished the season with a 35-10 singles record as UCLA's No. 1 singles player the entire season.