No. 14 Bruins to Host Oregon This Friday

April 12, 2006

Bruins vs. Ducks This Friday . . .
The No. 14 UCLA women's tennis team (12-4; 4-2 Pac-10) has just one match this week, as the Bruins are scheduled to host Oregon (12-7; 1-4 Pac-10) this Friday at the Los Angeles Tennis Center beginning at 1:30 p.m. The Bruins own a perfect 9-0 record against the Ducks, including a 5-2 victory in Eugene last season. Live stats for Friday's match will be available at http://www.uclabruins.com.

UCLA Drops Two in the Bay Area . . .
UCLA dropped its first two conference matches of the season last week, falling to top-ranked Stanford, 7-0 on Friday and to No. 13 Cal, 4-3 on Saturday. The Bruins were looking for at least a split after beating Cal in a non-conference match earlier in the season. Although the Bruins won the doubles point, Cal came back to win four of six singles matches to take the slim 4-3 win.

UCLA Checks in at No. 14 in Fila/ITA Rankings . . .
Following its losses in the Bay Area, UCLA fell from No. 10 to No. 14 in the latest Fila/ITA Team Rankings released on Tuesday. Individual rankings come out every two weeks and were last released on April 4. Laura Gordon is ranked No. 20 in singles. She is followed by No. 42 Tracy Lin, No. 110 Ashley Joelson, No. 117 Alex McGoodwin and No. 124 Anna-Viktoria Lind. Gordon and Riza Zalameda are ranked No. 23 in doubles. New team and individual rankings will be released on April 18.

Big Week Ahead . . .
UCLA rounds out the regular season next week with three matches, two of which are make-ups after rain forced postponements earlier in the year. The Bruins begin the week with a non-conference meeting at No. 4 USC at 1:30 p.m. UCLA will then host Cal Poly San Luis Obispo the following day at 1:30 p.m. The Bruins end the regular season at the LATC on Friday, hosting USC again, this time in a Pac-10 counting match, at 1:30 p.m.

Gordon to be Honored on Senior Day . . .
As the lone senior on this year's team, Laura Gordon will be honored for her accomplishments the past four years in a short ceremony prior to the USC match on April 21. Gordon, who is ranked No. 20 in the country, is enjoying an outstanding senior season, posting a 21-7 overall singles record, including a 10-4 mark in dual-match play. Additionally, she is 6-2 at the No. 1 position. In doubles, she and teammate Riza Zalameda are ranked 23rd in the country. The duo owns a 12-2 overall record and is 11-1 in dual matches at the No. 1 position.

Head Coach Stella Sampras Webster . . .
Stella Sampras Webster is in her 10th season as the head coach of the UCLA women's tennis team. She owns a career record of 162-87 (.651). In her first nine seasons at UCLA, Sampras Webster guided the Bruins to eight top-10 finishes at the NCAA Championships, including five top-5 showings (1997, 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2004). In 2004, she led UCLA to the NCAA Finals for the first time since 1991. It also marked the first time since 1991 that the Bruins surpassed the 20-win mark, finishing with a 21-8 overall record.

Fila/ITA Rankings (April 11)
1. Stanford
2. Notre Dame
3. Florida
4. USC
5. Baylor
6. Pepperdine
7. Duke
8. Vanderbilt
9. Northwestern
10. North Carolina
11. Cal
12. Georgia Tech
13. Miami
14. UCLA
15. Harvard
16. Wake Forest
17. Texas
18. Arizona State
19. Virginia Commonwealth
20. TCU
21. Clemson
22. William & Mary
23. Kentucky
24. Fresno State
25. Virginia


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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
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 - 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
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