Jan. 28, 2012
LOS ANGELES - The fourth-ranked UCLA women's tennis team booked it's place in next month's USTA/ITA National Team Indoors on Saturday, registering a 4-0 victory over St. Mary's during ITA Kick-Off Weekend at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. UCLA (3-0) will be one of 16 teams competing in the national event, which runs from Feb. 10-13 in Charlottesville, Va.
Straight-set singles wins from freshmen Robin Anderson, Kaitlin Ray and Chanelle Van Nguyen were the difference on Saturday for the Bruins, who also won the doubles point following a pair of 8-2 and 8-1 wins at court Nos. 1 and 3, respectively. Anderson, who actually trailed in the third set of her match yesterday against Utah's Anastasia Putilina, had little trouble against St. Mary's top player Catherine Isip, winning 6-2, 6-2. Van Nguyen also improved to 3-0 as a Bruin, winning 6-3, 6-0 over Carla Lindlar at court No. 6, while Ray dropped just two games en route to a 6-1, 6-1 win over Catherine Leduc at court No. 4.
UCLA's three singles wins were key for the Bruins, who were trailing on court Nos. 2 and 4 when play was suspended. Pamela Montez had also just split sets at court No. 3.
UCLA hosts LMU next Thursday at the Los Angeles Tennis Center beginning at 1:30 p.m.
#4 UCLA 4, #41 St. Mary's 0
Jan 28, 2012 at Los Angeles, CA (Los Angeles Tennis Center)
|1. #23 Courtney Dolehide/Montez (UCLA) def. Frampton/Jullien (SM) 8-2|
|2. #12 Anderson/Morton (UCLA) vs. Isip/Elizabeth Searl (SM) 6-3, unfinished|
|3. Jones/Carling Seguso (UCLA) def. Leduc/Lindlar (SM) 8-1|
|1. #8 Robin Anderson (UCLA) def. #82 Catherine Isip (SM) 6-2, 6-2|
|2. #62 McCall Jones (UCLA) vs. #68 Jenny Jullien (SM) 5-7, 2-1, unfinished|
|3. #70 Pamela Montez (UCLA) vs. #116 Jade Frampton (SM) 3-6, 6-1, unfinished|
|4. Skylar Morton (UCLA) vs. Anna Chkhikvishvili (SM) 5-7, 3-5, unfinished|
|5. #112 Kaitlin Ray (UCLA) def. Catherine Leduc (SM) 6-1, 6-1|
|6. Chanelle Van Nguyen (UCLA) def. Carla Lindlar (SM) 6-3, 6-0|
|St. Mary's 1-1; National ranking #41|
|UCLA 3-0; National ranking #4|
|Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (1,5,6)|
|UCLA earns a berth in next month's USTA/ITA National Team Indoors|