No. 22 Bruins Down No. 21 Sun Devils, 6-1

March 17, 2007

LOS ANGELES - The 22nd ranked UCLA women's tennis team completed its weekend sweep of the Arizona schools on Saturday, taking down No. 21 Arizona State, 6-1 at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. The Bruins, who defeated Arizona, 7-0 on Friday, improve to 11-5 overall. With the loss, the Sun Devils fall to 7-6.

UCLA's Yasmin Schnack and Riza Zalameda, ranked No. 33 nationally, helped the Bruins clinch the doubles point, registering an 8-5 upset over sixth-ranked Roxanne Clarke and Kady Pooler. Prior to that win, Elizabeth Lumpkin and Stephanie Wetmore posted an 8-1 victory over Nadia Abdala/Jessica Leitch at the No. 3 spot.

The Bruins moved out to a 2-0 lead in the match when Ashley Joelson downed Clarke, 6-2, 6-2 at court No. 3. UCLA then moved within a point of clinching when Alex McGoodwin notched a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Rebecca Rankin at court No. 4.

Zalameda, ranked No. 24 nationally in singles, clinched the match for the Bruins at court No. 1, recording a 6-3, 6-1 win over 65th-ranked Sabrina Capannolo.

Other singles winners for UCLA on Saturday were Lumpkin (court #5) and Anna-Viktoria Lind (court #6). ASU's lone singles win came at court No. 2, where Nadia Abdala outlasted Schnack, 7-6(4), 4-6, (10-8).

UCLA is off next week for final exams. The Bruins will not be in action again until a March 30 showdown with Oregon in Eugene.


1.(33) Schnack/Zalameda (UCLA) def. (6) Clarke/Pooler (ASU)8-5
2.L. Abdala/Rankin (ASU) def. Joelson/McGoodwin (UCLA)8-7(3)
3.(46) Lumpkin/Stephanie Wetmore (UCLA) def. N. Abdala/Jessica Leitch (ASU)8-1
UCLA Wins Doubles Point


1.(24) Riza Zalameda (UCLA) def. (65) Sabrina Capannolo (ASU)6-3, 6-1
2.(45) Nadia Abdala (ASU) def. (36) Yasmin Schnack (UCLA)7-6(4), 4-6, (10-8)
3.Ashley Joelson (UCLA) def. Roxanne Clarke (ASU)6-2, 6-2
4.Alex McGoodwin (UCLA) def. (122) Rebecca Rankin (ASU)6-4, 6-1
5.Elizabeth Lumpkin (UCLA) def. (115) Kady Pooler (ASU)6-3, 6-3
6.Anna-Viktoria Lind (UCLA) def. Laila Abdala (ASU)7-5, 6-2
* Denotes Clinching Match -- Order of Finish: 3, 4, 1, 5, 6, 2

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