Bruins Defeat Longhorns, 6-1

March 15, 2005

LOS ANGELES - Taking a break from Pac-10 action this week, the No. 12-ranked UCLA women's tennis team (9-4) dispatched of No. 13 Texas, 6-1 Tuesday at the Los Angeles Tennis Center.

UCLA, which dropped a tight 4-3 match to the Longhorns (8-3) a year ago in Austin, came out firing from the start, sweeping all three doubles matches to take a 1-0 lead heading into singles play.

Once singles play began, UCLA's top three players quickly took care of business. Both 48th-ranked Daniela Bercek and 19th-ranked Riza Zalameda surrendered just two games in each of their matches at Nos. 1 and 2 singles respectively. Bercek defeated Petra Dizdar, 6-0, 6-2, while right next door Zalameda was a 6-1, 6-1 winner over Kendra Strohm. Alex McGoodwin clinched the match for UCLA at court No. 3, registering a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Katie Ruckert.

Although the Bruins had already clinched the win with a commanding 4-0 lead in the match, play was much closer on the back three courts. Next to finish was court No. 6, where 83rd-ranked Laura Gordon lost the first set but was able to rebound for a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory over Ristine Olson. Texas claimed its only point on the day at the No. 4 position when Mia Marovic recorded a 7-6(6), 6-3 decision over senior Sarah Gregg.

Bruin freshman Tracy Lin won the final match of the afternoon, posting a 6-4, 6-7(3), (10-8) victory over Courtney Zauft at court No. 5.

UCLA has the next nine days off and will not be in action again until a Mar. 25 showdown with Arizona in Tucson.


1.(3) Bercek/Zalameda (UCLA) def. (28) Ruckert/Strohm (Texas)8-6
2.Gordon/McGoodwin (UCLA) def. Dizdar/Marovic (Texas)8-1
3.Lin/Elizabeth Lumpkin (UCLA) def. Kelly Baritot/Zauft (Texas)8-5
UCLA Wins Doubles Point


1.(48) Daniela Bercek (UCLA) def. Petra Dizdar (Texas)6-0, 6-2
2.(19) Riza Zalameda (UCLA) def. Kendra Strohm (Texas)6-1, 6-1
3.Alex McGoodwin (UCLA) def. Katie Ruckert (Texas)6-4, 6-4*
4.Mia Marovic (Texas) def. Sarah Gregg (UCLA)7-6(6), 6-3
5.Tracy Lin (UCLA) def. Courtney Zauft (Texas)6-4, 6-7(3), (10-8)
6.(83) Laura Gordon (UCLA) def. Ristine Olson (Texas)4-6, 6-3, 6-2
* Denotes Clinching Match -- Singles Order of Finish: 1, 2, 3, 6, 4, 5

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