No. 7 UCLA Downs No. 10 USC, 4-0 in NCAA Round of 16

May 15, 2008

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Tulsa, Okla. - For the third time this season the UCLA women's tennis team was able to notch a victory over its cross-town rival, as the seventh-seeded Bruins took a decisive 4-0 victory over No. 10 USC in a round of 16 showdown at the NCAA Championships on Thursday. With the win, UCLA (21-5) will meet Arkansas (18-9) in the quarterfinals on Saturday at Tulsa's Michael D. Case Tennis Center beginning at 4:00 p.m. The Razorbacks upset second-seeded Georgia, 4-2 in their opening match on Thursday.

"This match could have gone either way," said UCLA head coach Stella Sampras Webster. "USC-UCLA matches are always difficult. I think we came out in doubles and played a little tight. USC never let up. We played extremely well to win this match."

UCLA was able to take the doubles point Thursday mostly due to an amazing comeback by Alex McGoodwin and Yasmin Schnack at court No. 3. The Women of Troy owned a 7-2 lead at that court, however McGoodwin and Schnack never gave up, storming back to take the next seven games and the match 9-7. UCLA ended up clinching the point shortly thereafter, as 56th-ranked Elizabeth Lumpkin and Stephanie Wetmore posted an 8-3 win over Lyndsay Kinstler/Lindsey Nelson at court No. 2. The Bruins' top-ranked duo of Tracy Lin and Riza Zalameda were leading Amanda Fink/Gabriela Niculescu, 7-6 when play was suspended.

After taking a 1-0 lead in the match, the Bruins looked equally as impressive in singles, winning the first set on five of six courts. Schnack turned in the best singles performance of the afternoon, cruising to a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Niculescu at court No. 3 to give the Bruins a 2-0 lead.

Andrea Remynse was next off, as the freshman was able to gut out a tough first set tiebreaker over Sarah Fansler at court No. 4 before cruising in the second set, eventually winning 7-6(5), 6-0.

With all four remaining matches extremely close, McGoodwin took care of business at court No. 6 before things could interesting, as the Bruin senior posted a 6-4, 7-5 victory over Leyla Entekhabi, clinching the shutout win for UCLA.

The Bruins defeated the Women of Troy twice during the regular season, winning 6-1 at USC on March 13 and 5-2 at UCLA on April 18. UCLA narrowly edged Arkansas, 4-3 at the USTA/ITA National Team Indoors on Feb. 8.

(Arkansas) is a very strong team," added Sampras Webster. "I think when we played them we lost the doubles point, so we are hoping to change that when we play them on Saturday. Our team is definitely going to get prepared to battle and hopefully make it to the final four."

Doubles
1. (1) Lin/Zalameda (UCLA) vs. (5) Fink/Niculescu (USC) - 7-6 Susp.
2. (56) Lumpkin/Stephanie Wetmore (UCLA) def. Lyndsay Kinstler/Nelson (USC) - 8-3
3. McGoodwin/Schnack (UCLA) def. Cristala Andrews/Sanchez (USC) - 9-7
UCLA Wins Doubles Point -- Order of Finish: 3, 2

Singles
1. (8) Riza Zalameda (UCLA) vs. (6) Amanda Fink (USC) - 7-6, 4-6, 2-2 Susp.
2. (30) Tracy Lin (UCLA) vs. (57) Lindsey Nelson (USC) - 4-6, 6-3, 1-1 Susp.
3. (42) Yasmin Schnack (UCLA) def. (49) Gabriela Niculescu (USC) - 6-1, 6-1
4. (54) Andrea Remynse (UCLA) def. Sarah Fansler (USC) - 7-5, 6-0
5. (105) Elizabeth Lumpkin (UCLA) vs. (97) Maria Sanchez (USC) - 6-0, 3-6, 4-4 Susp.
6. (124) Alex McGoodwin (UCLA) def. Leyla Entekhabi (USC) - 6-4, 7-5

Order of Finish: 3, 4, 6


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