Cooper Tops Bruins All-Pac-10 Women's Tennis Honors

May 6, 1999

LOS ANGELES - Junior Annica Cooper (Chicago, Ill.) leads a list of three UCLA players to receive All-Pac-10 Conference honors as voted by the conference coaches and announced by Pac-10 Commissioner Tom Hansen today. The Bruins' No. 1 player most of the season, Cooper has helped lead UCLA to a No. 7 ranking in the nation and a dual match record of 17-7 entering post-season action.

A two-time All-American, who also received First Team All-Conference honors and was chosen the Player of the Year last season and honorable mention as a rookie, Cooper is currently listed No. 16 nationally in singles. She owns a team leading 26-12 overall record and is 17-6 in dual matches. Cooper started the year in the No. 2 slot where she posted a 7-1 record before being called on to step into the No. 1 slot for the second season in a row. She has posted a 10-5 mark in the top slot, playing there in every match since March 6. Also competing at No. 1 doubles for the Bruins, Cooper teams junior Amanda Basica (Lomita, Calif.) to form the No. 6 ranked doubles team in the nation. As a team Basica and Cooper own a 23-8 overall record and are 12-6 in dual matches, all in the top slot.

Receiving honorable mention All-Pac-10 were Basica and sophomore Cristina Popescu (Montreal, Canada). In her first season of dual match competition at UCLA due to a shoulder injury last season, Basica began in the No. 3 position and also stepped up a notch in early March. Currently tied for No. 100 in the ITA national computer rankings, Basica owns an overall record of 23-12 and is 15-8 in dual matches (10-5 at No. 2 and 5-3 at No. 3). She teams with Cooper in the Bruins top doubles slot.

Popescu started the season as the Bruins top player, posting a 7-2 mark in the No. 1 singles slot (8-2 in duals) and going 15-5 overall. However, she suffered an injury during a match on March 3, then another just prior to returning to action. Although she has not yet returned to action she is currently ranked No. 15 in the nation in singles. Also a contributor in doubles, Popescu is 10-5 playing with four different partners, including an 8-1 dual match record with rookie Petya Marinova.

Teams selected to compete in the NCAA Championships will be announced on Wed., May 5, while individual singles and doubles participants will be announced later in the week.


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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
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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
Friday, Apr 01
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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