No. 6 UCLA Pulls Off Comeback

April 17, 2004

Results

LOS ANGELES - Bruin junior Sarah Gregg clinched the deciding match at No. 3 singles Saturday, helping the No. 6-ranked UCLA women's tennis team pull off a spectacular come-from-behind, 4-3 victory over No. 10 Cal at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. With the win, the Bruins end the regular season at 16-7 overall and 6-2 in Pac-10 play. Cal drops to 16-8 overall and 4-4 in the conference.

Unlike the first meeting between these two teams back in early April, it was Cal who won the doubles point Saturday, taking a 1-0 advantage into singles play.

Once singles play began, UCLA's Laura Gordon tied the match at one apiece, as she cruised to a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Jody Scheldt. The Golden Bears would bounce back however, posting a pair of straight-set wins to take a 3-1 advantage. Nicole Havlicek outlasted Bruin junior Lauren Fisher, 7-5, 7-5 at court No. 4, while Monica Wiesner defeated sophomore Nina Yaftali, 6-4, 6-4 at the No. 6 position.

Down 3-1, the Bruins needed to capture the three remaining matches to pull out the victory. Next to finish was court No. 1, where UCLA freshman Daniela Bercek, ranked No. 52 nationally, kept the Bruins alive with a 6-3, 0-6, 7-5 decision over 4th-ranked Raquel Kops-Jones. Right next door on court No. 2, sophomore Jackie Carleton battled back from a first set loss to defeat Jieun Jacobs, 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-2, tying the dual match at 3-3.

That set the stage for Gregg, who, after dropping the first set in a tiebreaker to Catherine Lynch, managed to battle back for a 6-7(3), 6-2, 6-4 victory, clinching the match for UCLA.

Next up for the Bruins will be the Pac-10 Individual Championships, April 22-25 in Ojai, Calif.

Doubles

Pos.OpponentsScore
1.(14) Kops-Jones/Jacobs (Cal) def. Bercek/Fisher (UCLA)8-5
2.(40) Havlicek/Scheldt (Cal) def. (26) Carleton/ Feriel Esseghir (UCLA)8-3
3.Gordon/Gregg (UCLA) def. Lynch/Jessica Shu (Cal)8-4
Cal Wins Doubles Point

Singles

Pos.OpponentsScore
1.(52) Daniela Bercek (UCLA) def. (4) Raquel Kops-Jones (Cal)6-3, 0-6, 7-5
2.(16) Jackie Carleton (UCLA) def. (120) Jieun Jacobs (Cal)6-7(5), 6-3, 6-2
3.Sarah Gregg (UCLA) def. Catherine Lynch (Cal)6-7(3), 6-2, 6-4
4.Nicole Havlicek (Cal) def. Lauren Fisher (UCLA)7-5, 7-5
5.Laura Gordon (UCLA) def. Jody Scheldt (Cal) 6-1, 6-1
6.Monica Wiesner (Cal) def. Nina Yaftali (UCLA)6-4, 6-4
Singles Order of Finish: 5, 4, 6, 1, 2, 3

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