UCLA Tennis Players Continue Play at NCAA Singles & Doubles Championships

May 22, 2008

Tulsa, Okla. - UCLA's Riza Zalameda and Tracy Lin each won their second-round singles matches and then teamed together to post a first-round doubles victory on Thursday at the NCAA Championships held at Tulsa's Michael D. Case Tennis Center.

Zalameda, the No. 8 seed in the singles draw, came back from a set down to defeat Clemson's Carol Salge, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2. Next up is a meeting with Cal's Claire Ilcinkas in Friday's round of 16. If Zalameda can win that match, she will likely meet up with top-seeded Aurelija Miseviciute of Arkansas in the quarterfinals. Zalameda and Miseviciute met in the quarterfinals of the team championships last week, splitting sets before play was suspended after UCLA had clinched the win.

Lin downed North Carolina's Katrina Tsang, 6-2, 6-3 on Thursday. She will face Georgia Tech's Amanda McDowell in the round of 16 on Friday. McDowell narrowly edged South Carolina's Gira Schofield, 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 in her second-round match.

After their singles wins, Lin and Zalameda teamed together to defeat Northwestern's Lauren Lui/Georgia Rose, 6-3, 6-4 in their opening-round doubles match. The top-seeded Bruin duo will meet Miami's Romy Farah/Laura Vallverdu in Friday's round of 16.

Two UCLA players dropped second-round singles matches on Thursday. Harel Srugo was beaten by Stanford's Alex Clayton, 6-3, 7-6(7). Srugo had a set point up 7-6 in the second set tiebreaker, however Clayton won the next three points to take the match. Freshman Andrea Remynse was forced to withdraw from her match against Fresno State's Melanie Gloria due to a sore shoulder. Gloria was leading 4-3 in the first set when Remynse retired.

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Sunday, Feb 07
vs. Northwestern
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 1
Saturday, Feb 13
vs. UC Davis
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 0
Saturday, Feb 13
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 1
Thursday, Feb 18
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 6
Saturday, Feb 20
vs. California
Los Angeles, CA
L, 2 - 5
Thursday, Feb 25
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 2
Saturday, Feb 27
vs. Baylor
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 1
Friday, Mar 04
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 1
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 2
Friday, Mar 11
at California
Berkeley, CA
Rained out.
Saturday, Mar 12
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
L, 1 - 5
Tuesday, Mar 22
vs. Fresno State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 2
Saturday, Mar 26
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 3
Friday, Apr 01
at Colorado
Boulder, CO
W, 6 - 1
Sunday, Apr 03
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 4 - 2
Friday, Apr 08
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 3 - 4
Sunday, Apr 10
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 2
Sunday, Apr 17
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 4
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