Bruins Blank Cougars, 7-0 in Pac-10 Opener

March 10, 2006

LOS ANGELES - The 16th-ranked UCLA women's tennis team began the conference part of its season on a good note Friday, defeating Washington State, 7-0 on a rare cold and windy afternoon at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. With the win, the Bruins improve to 8-2 overall and 1-0 in the Pac-10. The Cougars drop to 5-6 and 0-1 in conference action.

Due to a light early-morning rain and more showers forecasted for later in the day, both coaches agreed to start Friday's dual with singles first in order to get the match in.

Not long after play began, UCLA's Anna-Viktoria Lind, Elizabeth Lumpkin and Alex McGoodwin all cruised to convincing straight-set wins, giving the Bruins a 3-0 lead. That set the stage for 24th-ranked Laura Gordon, who clinched the win for UCLA with a 6-1, 6-2 decision over 84th-ranked Ekaterina Burduli at the No. 1 position. It marked only the second match of the year for Gordon at the No. 1 spot.

Tracy Lin and Ashley Joelson also posted wins, giving the Bruins a 6-0 advantage.

With the match already decided, the Bruins and Cougars decided to play doubles at the Nos. 1 and 2 positions only, with UCLA winning 8-0 at both courts.

UCLA is scheduled to host Washington tomorrow at Noon. That match is part of a double-header with the UCLA men's team, which will take on No. 7 Baylor beginning at 5:00 p.m.

Doubles

Pos.OpponentsScore
1.(51) Lumpkin/McGoodwin (UCLA) def. Ring/Toth (WSU)8-0
2.Joelson/Lin (UCLA) def. Burduli/van de Ven (WSU)8-0
3.UCLA Default--
UCLA Wins Doubles Point

Singles

Pos.OpponentsScore
1.(24) Laura Gordon (UCLA) def. (84) Ekaterina Burduli (WSU)6-1, 6-2
2.(37) Tracy Lin (UCLA) def. Amy Toth (WSU)3-6, 6-1, (10-7)
3.Alex McGoodwin (UCLA) def. Aleksandra Cekic (WSU)6-1, 6-2
4.(73) Ashley Joelson (UCLA) def. Marjolein van de Ven (WSU)7-6(6), 6-2
5.Elizabeth Lumpkin (UCLA) def. Aleksandra Stefanova (WSU)6-0, 6-0
6.(113) Anna-Viktoria Lind (UCLA) def. Maria Ring (WSU)6-1, 6-1
* Denotes Clinching Match - Singles Order of Finish: 6, 5, 3, 1, 2, 4

EVENT INFORMATION
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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
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
Rained out.
Saturday, Mar 12
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
L, 1 - 5
Tuesday, Mar 22
vs. Fresno State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 2
Saturday, Mar 26
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 3
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at Colorado
Boulder, CO
W, 6 - 1
Sunday, Apr 03
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 4 - 2
Friday, Apr 08
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 3 - 4
Sunday, Apr 10
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 2
Sunday, Apr 17
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 4
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