March 9, 2012
LOS ANGELES - The No. 1 UCLA women's tennis team cruised in its 2012 Pac-12 opener on Friday afternoon at the Los Angeles Tennis Center, registering a 7-0 victory over Washington State. The win keeps the Bruins' undefeated record intact, as UCLA moves to 13-0 overall. With the loss, the Cougars see their record fall to 9-3.
UCLA notched straight-set victories at all six singles courts on Friday. The only match at the day between ranked opponents came at the No. 1 position, where fifth-ranked Robin Anderson lost just two games en route to a 6-2, 6-0 victory over 72nd-ranked Liudmila Vasilieva. Anderson was also a winner in doubles, teaming with Skylar Morton at court No. 1 to defeat Andjela Kankaras and Vasilieva, 8-4.
Senior Carling Seguso made her 2012 dual-match debut on Friday, as she filled in for Morton at court No. 4 to register a 6-3, 6-1 win over Ksenia Googe. Other singles winners for the Bruins on the day were McCall Jones, Pamela Montez, Chanelle Van Nguyen and Kaitlin Ray. For Ray, it marked her team-leading 20th match of the season, as she extended her winning streak to 17. Van Nguyen also picked up her team-leading 13th dual-match victory.
UCLA has two days off before playing its final non-conference match of the regular season on Monday, as the Bruins are scheduled to host Pepperdine at 1:30 p.m.
#1 UCLA 7, Washington State 0
Mar 09, 2012 at Los Angeles, CA (Los Angeles Tennis Center)
|1. #14 Anderson/Skylar Morton (UCLA) def. Kankaras/Vasilieva (WSU) 8-4|
|2. Fournier/Luzina (WSU) def. Jones/Montez (UCLA) 8-5|
|3. Seguso/Van Nguyen (UCLA) def. Charlotte Koning/Musilovich (WSU) 8-1|
|1. #5 Robin Anderson (UCLA) def. #72 Liudmila Vasilieva (WSU) 6-2, 6-0|
|2. #104 McCall Jones (UCLA) def. Elisabeth Fournier (WSU) 6-2, 6-4|
|3. #74 Pamela Montez (UCLA) def. Andjela Kankaras (WSU) 6-2, 6-1|
|4. Carling Seguso (UCLA) def. Ksenia Googe (WSU) 6-3, 6-1|
|5. #94 Chanelle Van Nguyen (UCLA) def. Elizaveta Luzina (WSU) 6-2, 6-4|
|6. #80 Kaitlin Ray (UCLA) def. Olga Musilovich (WSU) 6-0, 6-3|
|Washington State 9-3|
|UCLA 13-0; National ranking #1|
|Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (3,4,6,1,2,5)|