No. 15 Women's Tennis Routs No. 24 Fresno State, 7-0

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

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