May 14, 2010
LOS ANGELES - Seventh-seeded UCLA made quick work of Army in the first round of the NCAA Women's Tennis Championships on Friday, posting a 4-0 victory over the Black Knights at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. The Bruins advance to Saturday's second round and will meet Arizona State at 3:00 p.m. The Sun Devils beat St. Mary's, 4-1 earlier in the day.
UCLA was outstanding in doubles on Friday, cruising to a pair of 8-0 victories at court Nos. 1 and 3 to claim the point. In fact, the Bruins didn't surrender a single game in doubles, as UCLA's Noelle Hickey and Nina Pantic were up 6-0 at court No. 2 when play was suspended.
The Bruins followed up their spectacular doubles play by cruising to three straight-set victories in singles to take the match 4-0. Maya Johansson, Andrea Remynse and Hickey accounted for UCLA's three wins.
The Sun Devils figure to be a much tougher opponent for the Bruins on Saturday. UCLA beat ASU earlier in the season at the LATC, however the score was 4-3. The Bruins and Sun Devils met in the second round of the tournament last year. UCLA won that match 4-3.
With the win on Friday, UCLA upped its record to 20-3 on the season, making it three out of the last four years that the Bruins have reached the 20-win mark. Army ends its season with a 20-10 overall record.
#7 UCLA 4, Army 0
May 14, 2010 at Los Angeles, CA (Los Angeles Tennis Center)
NCAA First Round
1. #4 Remynse/Schnack (UCLA) def. Beehler/Houghton (ARMY) 8-0 2. Hickey/Nina Pantic (UCLA) def. Colton/Hang (ARMY) 6-0 3. Montez/Carling Seguso (UCLA) def. Tollerton/Robie Verano (ARMY) 8-0 Singles
1. #6 Yasmin Schnack (UCLA) vs. Anne Houghton (ARMY) 6-2, 3-1, unfinished 2. #46 Noelle Hickey (UCLA) def. Erin Colton (ARMY) 6-0, 6-1 3. #26 Andrea Remynse (UCLA) def. Kristin Beehler (ARMY) 6-0, 6-2 4. Pamela Montez (UCLA) vs. Michael Tollerton (ARMY) 6-2, 3-1, unfinished 5. Maya Johansson (UCLA) def. Jurelle Mendoza (ARMY) 6-0, 6-0 6. Stephanie Hoffpauir (UCLA) vs. Annie Hang (ARMY) 6-0, 5-0, unfinished Match Notes
Army 20-10 UCLA 20-3; National ranking #7 Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (5,3,2)