Bruins Fall to Georgia, 4-2 in NCAA Quarters

May 17, 2002

Results

Stanford, Calif. - The seventh-seeded UCLA women's tennis team won the doubles point, but ended up dropping four singles matches Friday, falling to second-seeded Georgia, 4-2 in an NCAA Quarterfinal showdown at the Women's Tennis Championships in Stanford, Calif. With the loss, the Bruins finish the 2002 season with a 19-5 overall record. Georgia (26-1) advances and will take on the winner between Stanford and North Carolina in Saturday's semifinals.

After victories at Nos. 1 and 2 doubles Friday, the Bruins took a 1-0 lead heading into singles play. Georgia quickly answered however, as Anne Nguyen registered a 6-1, 6-1 victory over UCLA's Petya Marinova at No. 3 singles. Bruin senior Catherine Hawley then put UCLA ahead 2-1 with a 6-1, 6-1 victory of her own at the No. 6 position.

Georgia, however, battled back to take the next two matches for a 3-2 lead. In the No. 5 position, Tina Hojnik defeated Bruin sophomore Lauren Fisher, 6-3, 6-4, while at No. 1 singles Agata Cioroch registered a 7-5, 6-1 decision over UCLA's Megan Bradley.

Down 3-2, UCLA needed to win both remaining singles matches to escape with the 4-3 upset. With Sara Walker up 5-1 in the third set of her match at No. 2 singles, the match came down to court No. 4, where Georgia's Lori Grey clinched the match for the Bulldogs with a 7-6, 6-3 victory over Bruin freshman Sarah Gregg.

The Bruins were aiming for their first NCAA Semifinal appearance since 1996.


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Sunday, Feb 07
vs. Northwestern
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 1
Saturday, Feb 13
vs. UC Davis
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 0
Saturday, Feb 13
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 1
Thursday, Feb 18
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 6
Saturday, Feb 20
vs. California
Los Angeles, CA
L, 2 - 5
Thursday, Feb 25
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 2
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
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Saturday, Mar 12
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
L, 1 - 5
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vs. Fresno State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 2
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vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 3
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at Colorado
Boulder, CO
W, 6 - 1
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at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 4 - 2
Friday, Apr 08
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 3 - 4
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vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
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at USC
Los Angeles, CA
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