No. 12 Bruins to Host Cal Poly This Friday

March 1, 2006

No. 12 Bruins Host Cal Poly This Friday . . .
The 12th-ranked UCLA women's tennis team (7-2) has just one match this week, hosting Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (4-5) this Friday at the Los Angeles Tennis Center beginning at 1:30 p.m. It will mark the first-ever meeting between the two schools. The live scoring for Friday's match can be accessed by clicking HERE.

Bruins Coming Off Sweep in Arizona . . .
UCLA took care of business in its first out of state road trip of the year in Arizona last week, downing both Arizona and Arizona State. The Bruins started the trip with a 7-0 victory over the Wildcats in Tucson on Friday. UCLA was even more impressive in their 7-0 win over No. 17 ASU the following day, winning all six singles matches in straight sets. Senior Laura Gordon played her first match at No. 1 singles, downing 65th-ranked Sabrina Capannolo, 7-6(0), 6-1.

UCLA in the Fila/ITA Rankings . . .
UCLA dropped a spot to No. 12 in the latest Fila/ITA Team Rankings released on Tuesday. UCLA currently has five singles players and one doubles teams listed in the individual rankings that were released on Feb. 22. Leading the way in singles is No. 33 Laura Gordon. She is followed by No. 68 Alex McGoodwin, No. 76 Riza Zalameda, No. 79 Tracy Lin and No. 100 Ashley Joelson. Gordon and Zalameda check in at No. 17 in doubles. Team and individual rankings will be released again on Mar. 7.

Bruins Open up Pac-10 Play Next Week . . .
Although the Bruins have already faced four teams that are members of the Pac-10 Conference, UCLA's first official conference match is not until next week's meeting with Washington and Washington State. Traditionally, only the second match against a Pac-10 opponent counts in the year end standings. However, since UCLA only faces Washington, Washington State and Oregon once a year, every meeting against those teams counts in the standings. Other Pac-10 matches for UCLA in 2006 are: ASU (Mar. 31), Arizona (Apr. 1), Stanford (Apr. 7), Cal (Apr. 8), Oregon (Apr. 14) and USC (Apr. 22).

Tennis Doubleheader on March 11 . . .
Saturday, March 11 looks to be an action packed day at the Los Angeles Tennis Center, as both the UCLA men and women will be hosting some stiff competition. The day starts with the No. 12 UCLA women squaring off against No. 38 Washington at Noon. Fans that stick around will get to see a matchup of the last two NCAA Champions, as No. 8 UCLA hosts No. 9 Baylor in a men's showdown. As always, admission to regular season tennis matches is free.

Head Coach Stella Sampras Webster . . .
Stella Sampras Webster is in her 10th season as the head coach of the UCLA women's tennis team. She owns a career record of 157-85 (.649). In her first nine seasons at UCLA, Sampras Webster guided the Bruins to eight top-10 finishes at the NCAA Championships, including five top-5 showings (1997, 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2004). In 2004, she led UCLA to the NCAA Finals for the first time since 1991. It also marked the first time since 1991 that the Bruins surpassed the 20-win mark, finishing with a 21-8 overall record.

Fila/ITA Rankings (Feb. 28)
1. Stanford
2. USC
3. Georgia Tech
4. Florida
5. Nortre Dame
6. North Carolina
7. Duke
8. Cal
9. Northwestern
10. Miami
11. Texas
12. UCLA
13. TCU
14. Harvard
15. Vanderbilt
16. Baylor
17. ASU
18. William & Mary
19. BYU
20. Wake Forest
21. Pepperdine
22. Clemson
23. Georgia
24. South Carolina
25. VCU

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
vs. National Collegiate ...
Palm Desert, CA
vs. Freeman Memorial ...
Las Vegas, NV
Friday, Jan 22
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 0
Saturday, Jan 23
vs. Fresno State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 3 - 4
Friday, Jan 29
vs. Saint Mary's
Pacific Palisades, CA
W, 6 - 1
Sunday, Feb 07
vs. Northwestern
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 1
Saturday, Feb 13 - 10:00 AM PST
vs. UC Davis
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Feb 13 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Feb 18 - 1:30 PM PST
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Feb 20 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. California
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Feb 25 - 1:30 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Feb 27 - 1:30 PM PST
vs. Baylor
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Mar 04 - 1:30 PM PST
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Mar 05 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Mar 11 - 1:30 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Saturday, Mar 12 - 12:00 PM PST
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
Tuesday, Mar 22 - 11:00 AM PST
vs. Fresno State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Mar 26 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Apr 01 - 12:30 PM PST
at Colorado
Boulder, CO
Sunday, Apr 03 - 11:00 AM PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Friday, Apr 08 - 1:30 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 09 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Apr 17 - 3:00 PM PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, Apr 20 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Ojai, CA
Thursday, Apr 21 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Ojai, CA
Friday, Apr 22 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Ojai, CA
Saturday, Apr 23 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Ojai, CA
Sunday, Apr 24 - TBA PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Ojai, CA
Sunday, Apr 24 - 10:00 AM PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Ojai, CA