Feb. 15, 2008
LOS ANGELES - Facing its highest ranked opponent of the season on Friday, the No. 8 UCLA women's tennis team posted a 5-2 victory over No. 12 Fresno State in a non-conference match at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. The Bruins, who were without several key players due to injury, improve their record to 7-1 overall. The Bulldogs fall to 2-2 with the loss.
Fresno State struck first in doubles, as top-ranked Melanie Gloria and Tinesta Rowe downed UCLA's Anna-Viktoria Lind/Riza Zalameda, 8-3 at court No. 1. The Bruins, however, were able to bounce back and claim the point. After taking an 8-5 win at court No. 2, UCLA clinched the point when Ashley Joelson and Andrea Remynse downed Jacqueline Haskett/Vanessa Heroux, 8-3 at court No. 3.
Fresno State came back strong in singles, tying the match when No. 11 Anastasia Petukhova downed an ailing Tracy Lin, 6-0, 6-2 at court No. 2. Lin, who did not play against Loyola Marymount on Wednesday due to injury, was not at full strength for Friday's match.
The Bruins and Bulldogs then traded wins to make the score 2-2, as Lind won at court No. 6, and Gloria picked up a point for Fresno State at court No. 1.
Bruin senior Elizabeth Lumpkin, who was down 5-2 in the first set against Haskett at court No. 5, gave UCLA a 3-2 lead, as she pulled out an eventual 7-5, 6-2 win. That victory set the stage for Remynse to clinch the match at court No. 3, as she took a 6-2, 6-3 win over Renata Kucerkova.
Joelson capped off the win for UCLA at court No. 4, downing Rowe, 6-4, 7-6(4).
The Bruins are on the road next week, facing Arizona State on Friday and Arizona on Saturday.
|1.||(1) Gloria/Rowe (FSU) def. Lind/Zalameda (UCLA)||8-3|
|2.||Lumpkin/ Stephanie Wetmore (UCLA) def. (29) Kucerkova/Petukhova (FSU)||8-5|
|3.||Joelson/Remynse (UCLA) def. Haskett/Vanessa Heroux (FSU)||8-3|
|UCLA Wins Doubles Point|
|1.||(39) Melanie Gloria (FSU) def. (25) Riza Zalameda (UCLA)||6-4, 6-3|
|2.||(11) Anastasia Petukhova (FSU) def. (41) Tracy Lin (UCLA)||6-0, 6-2|
|3.||(27) Andrea Remynse (UCLA) def. (94) Renata Kucerkova (FSU)||6-2, 6-3*|
|4.||Ashley Joelson (UCLA) def. (43) Tinesta Rowe (FSU)||6-4, 7-6(4)|
|5.||Elizabeth Lumpkin (UCLA) def. Jacqueline Haskett (FSU)||7-5, 6-2|
|6.||Anna-Viktoria Lind (UCLA) def. Danon Beatty (FSU)||6-4, 6-2|
|* Denotes Clinching Match -- Order of Finish: 2, 6, 1, 5, 3, 4|