No. 8 Women's Tennis to Host LMU, No. 12 Fresno State This Week

Feb. 12, 2008

No. 8 UCLA Hosts LMU, #12 Fresno State This Week
The No. 8 ranked UCLA women's tennis team (5-1) has a pair of home matches this week, as the Bruins will host Loyola Marymount (0-5) on Wednesday and No. 12 Fresno State (2-1) on Friday. Both matches begin at 1:30 p.m. UCLA takes a perfect 15-0 record against LMU into this week's showdown. The Bruins are 9-1 all-time against Fresno State.

Follow Live
Fans unable to attend any home match at the Los Angeles Tennis Center can follow the action live at UCLA's official website: The live stats can be accessed either by going to the women's tennis schedule or by clicking on the "Live Stats" link located on the main women's tennis page.

Bruins Go 2-1 at National Team Indoors
UCLA entered last week's USTA/ITA National Team Indoors with a No. 2 seed and a legitimate shot at taking the title. The Bruins, however, fell in the opening round to No. 14 North Carolina, 4-3. UCLA did rebound to win two more matches in consolation play, defeating No. 39 Arkansas, 4-3, and No. 16 Clemson, 5-2. Defending NCAA Champion Georgia Tech won the event.

So Close
Senior Riza Zalameda nearly knocked off the nation's No. 1 player last week, as she extended top-ranked Aurelija Miseviciute of Arkansas to three sets in their showdown at No. 1 singles. Zalameda won the first set 7-5, however Miseviciute battled back to take the next two sets for an eventual 5-7, 6-3, 7-5 win.

Lumpkin, Remynse Perfect in Madison
Senior Elizabeth Lumpkin and freshman Andrea Remynse were the only two Bruin players to win all three of their singles matches at the Indoors. Lumpkin began the tournament with a dominating 6-2, 6-0 victory over North Carolina's Laura Reichert. She followed that up with a 7-6(6), 4-6, 6-1 win against Audrey Bordeleau of Arkansas before defeating Clemson's Laurianne Henry, 6-1, 6-1. Remynse, on the other hand, was the only Bruin not to surrender a set, defeating Austin Smith of North Carolina, 6-2, 7-5, Anouk Tigu of Arkansas, 6-4, 6-1, and Estefania Balda of Clemson, 6-3, 6-2.

UCLA in the ITA Rankings
Following its loss to North Carolina, UCLA fell from No. 2 to No. 8 in the latest ITA Rankings released on Feb. 12. Individually, senior Riza Zalameda leads the way at No. 25 in singles. She is followed by No. 27 Andrea Remynse, No. 28 Yasmin Schnack and No. 41 Tracy Lin. Schnack and Zalameda are also ranked No. 16 in doubles. Individual rankings will be released again next week.

ITA Top 25 (Feb. 12)
1. Georgia Tech
2. Northwestern
3. Stanford
4. Georgia
5. North Carolina
6. Florida
7. Miami (Fla.)
9. California
10. Baylor
11. Southern California
t12. Vanderbilt
t12 Fresno State
14. Notre Dame
15. Duke
16. William & Mary
17. Pepperdine
18. Clemson
19. Arizona State
20. Wake Forest
21. Tennessee
22. Florida State
23. VCU
24. Arkansas
25. Michigan

Baylor Match Moved to Feb. 26
UCLA and Baylor were supposed to square off on Jan. 25, however that match was postponed due to rain. Instead, the Bruins and Bears will now meet at the Los Angeles Tennis Center on Feb. 26 at 1:30 p.m.

Sampras Webster Begins 12th Season
UCLA head coach Stella Sampras Webster is in her 12th season at the helm of the Bruin women's tennis program. Sampras Webster, who has guided the Bruins to a pair of appearances in the NCAA Final (2004 and 2007), owns a 191-99 overall coaching record. She has also led UCLA to six top-five finishes at the NCAA Championships.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
vs. National Collegiate ...
Palm Desert, CA
vs. Freeman Memorial ...
Las Vegas, NV
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