No. 6 Women's Tennis Prepares For Pepperdine

Feb. 1, 2000

This Week . . .
UCLA is off this week before hosting No. 7 Pepperdine next Tuesday at the Los Angeles Tennis Center beginning at 1:30 p.m.

Most Recent . . .
The then No. 6 ranked UCLA women's tennis team opened up the Pac-10 dual-match season last weekend, splitting with Arizona and Arizona State. Against No. 31 Arizona on Friday, the match was tied 3-3 heading into doubles play. Arizona, however, took two of the three matches to secure the 5-4 upset. The Bruins rebounded on Saturday to beat No. 12 Arizona State 6-3.

Walker Featured in SI's "Faces in the Crowd" . . .
This week's edition of Sports Illustrated will feature Bruin freshman Sara Walker, who won both the singles and doubles titles at the prestigious National Collegiate Tennis Classic three weeks ago. En route to the championship, she defeated teammate Amanda Basica 6-1, 6-2 in the semifinals and No. 4 ranked Jewel Peterson of USC 7-5, 6-0 in the final. Ranked No. 46 in the latest ITA rankings, Walker is currently 4-0 in dual-match play and her 18-4 (.818) overall singles record is the best on the team.

UCLA in the ITA Rankings . . .
As a team, UCLA debuted at No. 6 in the Fall ITA rankings and are now currenly listed at No. 8. In the latest Fall singles rankings, No. 46 Sara Walker and No. 85 Annica Cooper are ranked in singles. Petya Marinova and Walker are UCLA's highest ranked team at No. 19 and are followed by Abigail Spears and Elizabeth Schmidt at No. 34.

Good Sport . . .
On Feb. 1, UCLA freshman Abigail Spears will be awarded the highest honor given to a junior tennis player in Southern California when she receives the Evelyn Houseman Sportsmanship Award for 1999. Spears, ranked No. 9 in the nation in girl's 18s singles last season, earned the award for her exemplary conduct while participating in various events sanctioned by the Southern California Tennis Association and the United States Tennis Association.

Singles Records                                  Dual    Tourn.   All
Player             @#1  @#2  @#3  @#4  @#5  @#6  Match   Matches  Matches
Amanda Basica      1-1  2-0  --   --   --   --   3-1     3-4      6-5
Annica Cooper      --   --   --   --   1-1  --   --      6-4      7-5
Jennifer Donahue   --   --   --   --   1-0  0-1  1-1     1-1      2-2
Catherine Hawley   --   --   --   --   --   --   --      6-8      6-8
Petya Marinova     --   --   --   --   1-0  0-2  1-2     2-5      3-7
Cristina Popescu   --   --   --   --   --   --   --      --       --
Elizabeth Schmidt  --   --   3-1  --   --   --   3-1     6-6      9-7
Abigail Spears     --   --   --   4-0  --   --   4-0     7-5      11-5
Michelle Stiefel   --   --   --   --   --   0-1  0-1     1-2      1-3
Sara Walker        2-0  2-0  --   --   --   --   4-0     14-4     18-4
Zana Zlebnik       --   --   --   --   --   --   --      --       --
Totals             2-0  2-0  2-0  2-0  2-0  0-2  10-2    46-39   56-41

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