Bruins Face UCI, No. 9 USC This Week

Jan. 27, 2003

Up Next . . .
The No. 7 UCLA women's tennis team will face UC Irvine and No. 9 USC this week at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. UCI comes into Thursday's match with a 1-1 record, while the Women of Troy are 2-0. Last weekend, USC defeated Irvine 7-0. All-time, the Bruins hold a 29-2 advantage over Irvine, winning 6-1 a year ago. USC has the series advantage, 34-32, but the Bruins won two of three matches last year, including a 4-1 win in the NCAA Tournament's round of 16.

The Gauntlet Battle Continues . . .
The next installment of the Lexus Gauntlet Challenge takes place on Friday when the Bruins and Trojans do battle for the first time in tennis this season. Currently, each school has 25 points in the race for the Gauntlet Trophy. The UCLA and USC men's tennis teams will also do battle on Friday, with that contest held at USC.

Bruins Start Season with a Sweep . . .
UCLA opened its dual-match season with a weekend sweep, defeating Long Beach State and Pepperdine. In the Bruins' 7-0 win over the 49ers, Sara Walker, ranked sixth nationally, recorded the most convincing victory of the afternoon, defeating Long Beach State's Laura Thomas 6-1, 6-1. On Saturday, the Bruins defeated Pepperdine 6-1. Walker continued her dominance with a 6-4, 6-2 defeat of Pepperdine's Monika Horvath. The Bruins also knocked off both of the Waves' ranked singles players, 52nd-ranked Veronica Koksova and 91st-ranked Charlotte Vernaz.

UCLA Home Matches Live Via the Internet . . .
All UCLA home matches can be followed live at www.uclabruins.com via the "Live Stats" link in the Events Calendar or by going to the women's tennis schedule.

Stella Sampras Webster Approaches 100th Win. . .
If the Bruins sweep UCI and USC this week, head coach Stella Sampras Webster will earn her 100th career victory against 58 defeats in just her seventh season at UCLA. In Sampras Webster's first six seasons, she guided the Bruins to five top-10 finishes at the NCAA Championships, including three top-5 showings (1997, 2000, and 2002). In 2000, she was named the ITA West Region Coach of the Year. The former Stella Sampras married Steve Webster on January 3, 2003.

ITA Top-25 (1/13)
1. Stanford 2. Florida 3. Georgia 4. Duke 5. North Carolina 6. Arizona State 7. UCLA 8. Vanderbilt 9. USC 10. California 11. Tennessee 12. Northwestern 13. Texas 14. Kentucky 15. Wake Forest 16. William & Mary 17. UNLV 18. Georgia Tech 19. South Carolina 20. Arizona 21. Washington 22. Notre Dame 23. Texas A&M 24. Miami 25. Virginia Commonwealth

EVENT INFORMATION
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vs. National Collegiate ...
Palm Desert, CA
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vs. Freeman Memorial ...
Las Vegas, NV
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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 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. Northwestern
Los Angeles, CA
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 - 12:00 PM 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
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS