Feb. 27, 2007
LOS ANGELES - Following a pair of losses in the Bay Area last week, the No. 15 UCLA women's tennis team got back into the win column on Tuesday, posting a 6-1 decision over Loyola Marymount at the LMU Tennis Center. With the win, the Bruins up their record to 6-4 overall, while the Lions drop to 3-3.
The Bruins, who had claimed the doubles point in five of nine matches heading into the afternoon, began the day by sweeping the doubles action. After taking an 8-3 victory at the No. 2 position, the point was clinched at court No. 3, where UCLA's Anna-Viktoria Lind and Stephanie Wetmore defeated Audrey Bulkley/Bliss Nixon, 8-2.
UCLA continued to take control once singles play began, taking three matches in straight sets to go ahead 4-0 and clinch the victory. First off was court No. 2, where Ashley Joelson was a 6-3, 6-1 winner over Robyn Baker. That win was followed by Alex McGoodwin at court No. 3, as she downed Erin Ivey, 6-1, 6-2. The clinching victory came at court No. 4, where Elizabeth Lumpkin dispatched of Elrien de Villiers, 6-4, 6-2.
The only other straight-set winner for UCLA on Tuesday was Wetmore, who downed LMU's Serena Fermin, 6-2, 6-3 at court No. 6. Lind won in a 10-point tiebreaker at court No. 5, while Riza Zalameda was upset in three sets at court No. 1.
UCLA returns to action this weekend, traveling to the Pacific Northwest for matches against Washington on Friday and Washington State on Saturday.
|1.||McGoodwin/Zalameda (UCLA) def. Mesterova/Tanner (LMU)||8-4|
|2.||Joelson/Lumpkin (UCLA) def. Fermin/Ivey (LMU)||8-3|
|3.||Lind/Wetmore (UCLA) def. Audrey Bulkley/Bliss Nixon (LMU)||8-2|
|UCLA Wins Doubles Point|
|1.||Pavla Mesterova (LMU) def. (46) Riza Zalameda (UCLA)||6-4, 1-6, 6-3|
|2.||Ashley Joelson (UCLA) def. Robyn Baker (LMU)||6-3, 6-1|
|3.||Alex McGoodwin (UCLA) def. Erin Ivey (LMU)||6-1, 6-2|
|4.||Elizabeth Lumpkin (UCLA) def. Elrien de Villiers (LMU)||6-4, 6-2*|
|5.||Anna-Viktoria Lind (UCLA) def. Tamara Tanner (LMU)||6-0, 6-7, (10-5)|
|6.||Stephanie Wetmore (UCLA) def. Serena Fermin (LMU)||6-2, 6-3|
|* Denotes Clinching Match -- Order of Finish: 2, 3, 4, 6, 5, 1|