Bruins Down Pepperdine, 6-1

Jan. 25, 2003


LOS ANGELES -The UCLA women's tennis team completed a weekend sweep of its first two dual-match opponents, defeating Pepperdine 6-1 on Saturday at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. On the doubles side, the Bruins won all three matches 8-5, claiming the afternoon's first point. UCLA also won its first five singles matches before the Waves were able to secure a point.

Sara Walker turned in another sterling performance, defeating Pepperdine's Monika Horvath 6-4, 6-2 after another straight-sets victory on Thursday against Long Beach State.

Jackie Carleton, ranked 84th nationally, was able to turn back a tough challenge from Natalie Braverman, winning 6-2, 7-5, and Susi Wild took down 52nd-ranked Veronica Koksova, 6-3, 6-2.

Two other matches went to three sets before the Bruins claimed two more points. Sarah Gregg fought back against Charlotte Vernaz, ranked 91st in the nation, 2-6, 6-4, 6-2. Following Carleton, freshman Laura Gordon became the second first-year player to win on the day, beating Merve Asimgil 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.

Pepperdine's lone point came on court six, where Karin Schlapbach got past UCLA's Anya Loncaric, 6-4, 7-5

UCLA's next opponent will be UC Irvine on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Los Angeles Tennis Center, while cross-town rival USC will visit on Friday at 1:30 p.m.

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Friday, Jan 15 - All Day PST
vs. Freeman Memorial ...
Las Vegas, NV
Friday, Jan 15 - All Day PST
vs. National Collegiate ...
Palm Desert, CA
Friday, Jan 22 - TBA PST
vs. National Indoors ...
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Jan 23 - TBA PST
vs. National Indoors ...
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Jan 29 - TBA PST
vs. Saint Mary's
Pacific Palisades, CA
Friday, Feb 05 - All Day PST
vs. ITA National Indoor ...
Madison, WI
Thursday, Feb 18 - 1:30 PM PST
vs. Pepperdine
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Saturday, Feb 20 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. California
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Feb 25 - 1:30 PM PST
vs. USC
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