Feb. 9, 2007
LOS ANGELES - The 15th-ranked UCLA women's tennis team won the doubles point and then took five of six singles matches in straight sets, cruising to a 7-0 victory over No. 24 Fresno State on Friday at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. The Bruins (4-2) improve to 9-1 all-time against the Bulldogs. Fresno State falls to 2-2 overall with the loss.
Friday's featured match came at the No. 1 singles position, where 35th-ranked Riza Zalameda of UCLA and fourth-ranked Melanie Gloria of Fresno State faced off. Despite the difference in the rankings, Zalameda had little trouble with her higher-ranked counterpart, posting a 6-2, 6-2 victory in the first match to finish. Gloria is the highest-ranked player Zalameda has beaten since she defeated second-ranked Julie Coin of Clemson in the quarterfinals of the NCAA singles championships back in 2005.
Senior captain Alex McGoodwin was next off, downing Danon Beatty by the same 6-2, 6-2 score at court No. 5. Freshman Yasmin Schnack, ranked 28th nationally, clinched the win for UCLA at court No. 3 with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Anastasia Petukhova.
Other singles winners for UCLA on Friday were Tracy Lin (court #2), Ashley Joelson (court #4) and Elizabeth Lumpkin (court #6). Lin, ranked 61st nationally, had the closest match of the day, battling back from a set down to defeat 49th-ranked Renata Kucerkova, 3-6, 6-1, (10-5).
The Bruins began the afternoon by claiming the doubles point with wins on all three courts.
UCLA's next match will be against UC Irvine on Tuesday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
|1.||(17) Schnack/Zalameda (UCLA) def. Kucerkova/Petukhova (FSU)||9-8(2)|
|2.||Joelson/McGoodwin (UCLA) def. Heroux/Rowe (FSU)||8-5|
|3.||Lumpkin/ Stephanie Wetmore (UCLA) def. Beatty/Gloria (FSU)||8-6|
|UCLA Wins Doubles Point|
|1.||(35) Riza Zalameda def. (4) Melanie Gloria (FSU)||6-2, 6-2|
|2.||(61) Tracy Lin (UCLA) def. (49) Renata Kucerkova (FSU)||3-6, 6-1, (10-5)|
|3.||(28) Yasmin Schnack (UCLA) def. Anastasia Petukhova (FSU)||6-1, 6-3*|
|4.||(40) Ashley Joelson (UCLA) def. (92) Tinesta Rowe (FSU)||6-3, 6-3|
|5.||Alex McGoodwin (UCLA) def. Danon Beatty (FSU)||6-2, 6-2|
|6.||Elizabeth Lumpkin (UCLA) def. Vanessa Heroux (FSU)||6-3, 6-2|
|* Denotes Clinching Match -- Order of Finish: 1, 5, 3, 4, 2, 6|