Feb. 12, 2010
Madison, Wisc. - The UCLA women's tennis team was one of two unseeded teams to earn a spot in the quarterfinals of the ITA National Team Indoors on Friday, as the Bruins knocked off No. 6 Miami, 4-3 in a round of 16 showdown at the University of Wisconsin's Nielsen Tennis Stadium. Next up for the Bruins (6-0) will be a meeting with third-seeded Cal on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. (CST).
Despite the close score, Friday's match was never really in doubt for the Bruins, who raced out to a 4-0 lead before Miami could get on the board. Doubles, however, was extremely close, with 10th-ranked Andrea Remynse and Yasmin Schnack pulling out a close 9-7 win over third-ranked Gabriela Mejia and Laura Vallverdu at court No. 1. With UCLA winning and court No. 3, and Miami taking a victory at court No. 2, Remynse and Schnack's win secured the point for the Bruins.
UCLA then posted three straight wins in singles play to take an insurmountable 4-0 lead. Pamela Montez (court No. 4), Maya Johansson (court No. 6) and Schnack (court No. 1) were the singles winners for the Bruins. Schnack's 7-5, 6-4 victory over Vallverdu was the match-clinching win for the Bruins.
Friday's UCLA win avenged a 4-2 loss to Miami at last year's NCAA Championships.
North Carolina, which upset No. 4 Georgia, 5-2 on Friday, is the other unseeded team to reach the quarterfinals.
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#12 UCLA 4, #6 Miami 3
Feb 12, 2010 at Madison, Wis. (Nielsen Tennis Stadium)
|1. #10 Schnack/Remynse (UCLA) def. #3 Mejia/Vallverdu (MIAMI) 9-7|
|2. Bartenstein/Eichkorn (MIAMI) def. Pantic/Hickey (UCLA) 8-5|
|3. Carling Seguso/Montez (UCLA) def. Mills/Wasilewski (MIAMI) 8-2|
|1. #5 Yasmin Schnack (UCLA) def. #7 Laura Vallverdu (MIAMI) 7-5, 6-4|
|2. #99 Bianca Eichkorn (MIAMI) def. #41 Andrea Remynse (UCLA) 3-6, 7-6(3), 7-6|
|3. Anna Bartenstein (MIAMI) def. Noelle Hickey (UCLA) 7-6 (7-2), 2-6 (10-5)|
|4. Pamela Montez (UCLA) def. Danielle Mills (MIAMI) 6-2, 6-3|
|5. #93 Gabriela Mejia (MIAMI) def. Nina Pantic (UCLA) 7-6, 6-3|
|6. Maya Johansson (UCLA) def. Claudia Wasilewski (MIAMI) 6-4, 5-7, 6-1|
|UCLA 6-0; National ranking #12|
|Miami 3-2; National ranking #6|
|Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (4,6,1,2,3,5)|