No. 7 Bruins Down Washington State, 6-1

April 10, 2004


LOS ANGELES - The seventh-ranked UCLA women's tennis team picked up its second conference win in as many days Saturday, defeating Washington State, 6-1 at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. With the win, the Bruins improve to 15-6 overall and 5-1 in Pac-10 play. The Cougars drop to 5-14 overall and 1-6 in conference action.

The Bruins jumped out to an early 1-0 lead after sweeping all three doubles matches to claim the one point awarded for doubles play.

In singles action, Bruin freshman Daniela Bercek, playing her first-ever match at the No. 1 position, defeated Lorena Arias, 6-3, 6-4. At the No. 2 position, sophomore Jackie Carleton won in three sets, defeating Orsolya Sallai, 7-6, 1-6, 6-2.

The Cougars picked up their only win of the day at the No. 3 position, where Nora Gaal defeated UCLA's Feriel Esseghir, 6-0, 6-4.

Led by straight set winner Laura Gordon, the bottom half of the Bruin lineup took care of business. Gordon defeated Amy Toth, 6-0, 6-2 at the No. 5 position, while Sarah Gregg at No. 4 and Nina Yaftali at No. 5 both won in three sets.

The Bruins round out the regular season at home next week, hosting top-ranked Stanford on Friday at 1:30 p.m. and No. 11 Cal on Saturday at Noon.


1.Bercek/ Lauren Fisher (UCLA) def. Martinez/Sallai (WSU)8-1
2.(26) Carleton/Esseghir (UCLA) def. Arias/Zsofia Fodor (WSU)8-2
3.Gordon/Gregg (UCLA) def. Gaal/Toth (WSU) 8-3
UCLA Wins Doubles Point


1.(52) Daniela Bercek (UCLA) def. Lorena Arias (WSU) 6-3, 6-4
2.(16) Jackie Carleton (UCLA) def. Orsolya Sallai (WSU)7-6, 1-6, 6-2
3.Nora Gaal (WSU) def. Feriel Esseghir (UCLA)6-0, 6-4
4.Sarah Gregg (UCLA) def. Chris Martinez (WSU)6-2, 2-6, 6-2
5.Laura Gordon (UCLA) def. Amy Toth (WSU)6-0, 6-2
6.Nina Yaftali (UCLA) def. Nelly Dvornicka (WSU)6-7, 6-2, 7-6

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