Feb. 16, 2011
Women's Tennis Travels to Virginia for USTA/ITA National Team Indoors
The No. 7 UCLA women's tennis team (6-2) will be one of 16 teams vying for the title at the 2011 USTA/ITA National Team Indoor Championships beginning this Friday at the Boar's Head Sports Club in Charlottesville, Va. The event, which runs from Feb. 18-21, is traditionally hosted by the University of Wisconsin and had been in Madison every year since its inception in 1988. The University of Virginia is the host school for this year's event. The seventh-seeded Bruins open up play against Clemson on Friday at 9:00 a.m. (EST). The winner of that match will face either Miami or No. 2 Florida in the quarterfinals on Friday.
Following the Action
A complete tournament draw, up-to-date results, and live stats for all the matches can be accessed at the official tournament page located HERE.
Last Year at the Indoors
Unseeded at last year's event, the Bruins upset No. 6 Miami, 4-3 in the opening round. The Bruins actually owned a 4-0 lead in that match before Miami came back to take the last three singles matches. Unfortunately, UCLA suffered a 4-3 loss to No. 3 Cal in the quarterfinals the following day. The Bruins managed to end the tournament on a positive note, however, upsetting No. 4 Florida, 4-1 in a consolation match.
UCLA's History at the Indoors
Although UCLA has never captured the title at the Indoors, the Bruins have reached the final on two occasions (1990 and 1995). UCLA also ranks fifth in all-time wins at the Indoors with 27. Complete tournament history can be found by clicking HERE.
New Rankings Released
The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) released new team and individual rankings on Monday. UCLA remained at No. 7 in the team rankings, following Stanford, Florida, Baylor, North Carolina, Cal and Duke. Individually, the Bruins have six players ranked in singles led by No. 58 Andrea Remynse. She is followed by No. 73 Pamela Montez, No. 78 Courtney Dolehide, No. 90 Noelle Hickey, No. 96 McCall Jones and No. 118 Carling Seguso. In doubles, Dolehide and Remynse are ranked No. 12. Jones is ranked with two partners, checking in at No. 36 with Montez and at No. 76 with Maya Johansson. The next team rankings are scheduled to be released on Feb. 22. Individual rankings will not be released again until March 1.