April 18, 2007
LOS ANGELES - The No. 12 UCLA women's tennis team lost the doubles point but rebounded strong in singles play, winning all six matches to earn a 6-1 victory over No. 19 Pepperdine at the Los Angeles Tennis Center on Wednesday. The Bruins, who round out the regular season at No. 8 USC this Saturday, improve to 15-7 overall. The Waves fall to 16-9 with the loss.
Pepperdine came out inspired in doubles, taking a pair of quick wins at court Nos. 2 and 3 to earn the point. The Bruins' lone win came at the No. 1 position, as 26th-ranked Yasmin Schnack and Riza Zalameda downed 35th-ranked Bianca Dulgheru/Sylvia Kosakowski, 8-5.
Although the Bruins had yet to win a match this season after dropping the doubles point, UCLA came out focused in singles and quickly took control. Sophomore Ashley Joelson put the Bruins on the board first, cruising to a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Caroline Raba at court No. 4. Another straight-set victory soon followed at court No. 5, as Elizabeth Lumpkin downed Eva Dickes, 6-1, 6-3. Junior Tracy Lin then put the Bruins ahead 3-1 with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Kosakowski at court No. 2.
For the second match in a row, sophomore Anna-Viktoria Lind recorded the clinching victory for the Bruins, taking down Anete Bandere, 6-4, 6-4 at court No. 6.
With the match already decided, Zalameda (court No. 1) and Schnack (court No. 3) each posted wins. Zalameda rebounded from a tough first set, roaring back and defeat Dulgheru, 0-6, 6-0, 6-3.
UCLA's match with No. 8 USC on Saturday will begin at Noon and will take place at the Marks Tennis Stadium on the campus of USC.
|1.||(26) Schnack/Zalameda (UCLA) def. (35) Dulgheru/Kosakowski (Pepp)||8-5|
|2.||Bandere/Dickes (Pepp) def. Joelson/ Alex McGoodwin (UCLA)||8-3|
|3.||Jill Braverman/Sabate (Pepp) def. (29) Lumpkin/ Stephanie Wetmore (UCLA)||8-6|
|Order of Finish: 2, 3, 1 -- Pepperdine Wins Doubles Point|
|1.||(16) Riza Zalameda (UCLA) def. (57) Bianca Dulgheru (Pepp)||0-6, 6-0, 6-3|
|2.||(37) Tracy Lin (UCLA) def. (45) Sylvia Kosakowski (Pepp)||6-3, 6-1|
|3.||(49) Yasmin Schnack (UCLA) def. (106) Katia Sabate (Pepp)||2-6, 6-4, (10-6)|
|4.||(107) Ashley Joelson (UCLA) def. Caroline Raba (Pepp)||6-1, 6-4|
|5.||Elizabeth Lumpkin (UCLA) def. Eva Dickes (Pepp)||6-1, 6-3|
|6.||Anna-Viktoria Lind (UCLA) def. Anete Bandere (Pepp)||6-4, 6-4*|
|* Denotes Clinching Match -- Order of Finish: 4, 5, 2, 6, 3, 1|