Bruins Compete in Pac-10 Championships Thursday-Sunday

April 21, 2003

Up Next . . .
The Bruins (13-10, 4-4 Pac-10) will send three representatives to Ojai, CA to compete in the Pac-10 Championship tournament. UCLA's selections and the tournament draw will be announced later in the week. The tournament will begin on Thursday, April 24 at the Ojai Valley Athletic Club with the Pac-10 Women's Singles and Pac-10 Women's Invitational Singles. While the singles continue at the OVAC on Friday, the doubles draw and the invitational doubles draw will commence. On Saturday, the action moves to Libbey Park, where the semifinals of all four women's Pac-10 draws will take place. Sunday, play at Libbey Park continues, with the finals of all four draws. Both singles draw finals will begin at 9:30 a.m., and both doubles draw finals will begin at 12:30 p.m. Last year, the Bruins sent Petya Marinova, Sarah Gregg, and Catherine Hawley into the regular singles draw, with Mariko Fritz-Krockow in the invitational singles draw. Marinova and Sara Walker teamed in the doubles draw, as did Megan Bradley and Lauren Fisher. Fritz-Krockow and Gregg were in the invitaitonal doubles draw.

UCLA Concludes Regular Season at Cal and Stanford . . .
Despite a win by Sara Walker and Laura Gordon over the No. 1 doubles team in the nation, Stanford's Lauren Barnikow and Erin Burdette, the Bruins fell to No. 1 Stanford on Friday in Palo Alto, 6-1. Feriel Esseghir earned UCLA's point against the Cardinal with a 6-4, 2-6, (11-9) win over No. 35 Burdette. On Saturday against California, the Bruins were knocked off by No. 5 California, 6-1. Anya Loncaric earned UCLA's point with a 3-6, 7-5, (13-11) win over Cal's Jody Scheldt.

Bruins in the Rankings . . .
The Bruins remained at No. 15 in the April 16 poll, and no new individual rankings were released. Sara Walker is ranked 12th, Jackie Carleton 23rd, Susi Wild 71st, and Sarah Gregg 77th. The freshman team of Carleton and Feriel Esseghir stands at 57th in doubles.

ITA Top-25 (4/16)
1. Stanford
2. Florida
3. Duke
4. USC
5. California
6. Washington
7. Georgia
8. Tennessee
9. William & Mary
10. Kentucky
11. North Carolina
12. Vanderbilt
13. South Alabama
14. VCU
15. UCLA
16. Clemson
17. Arizona State
18. Harvard
19. Miami (Fla.)
20. Alabama
21. Fresno State
22. Georgia Tech
23. Northwestern
24. Oklahoma
25. San Diego State

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

Stella Sampras Webster Guides the Bruins . . .
In her seventh season as the Bruins' head coach, Stella Sampras Webster earned her milestone 100th career win against No. 11 Tennessee. In her 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.

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