Feb. 29, 2008
LOS ANGELES - Just three days after falling to fourth-ranked Baylor, the No. 11 UCLA women's tennis team bounced back in a big way on Friday, upsetting sixth-ranked Stanford, 4-3 in a non-Pac-10 counting match at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. The Bruins, who improve to 9-3 overall, now own a two-match winning streak over the Cardinal following a 4-2 victory in last year's NCAA Semifinals.
The doubles point was extremely competitive, taking nearly two hours before UCLA managed to win two of three matches to take the point. Tracy Lin and Riza Zalameda looked impressive in their match at court No. 1, taking an 8-4 victory over Stanford's Hilary Barte/Lindsay Burdette. After Stanford answered back with a 9-8(6) win at court No. 3, the point was clinched at the No. 2 position where No. 49 Elizabeth Lumpkin and Stephanie Wetmore upset No. 27 Whitney Deason/Jessica Nguyen, 9-7. Stanford owned a 7-3 lead at one point in that match.
UCLA would take a 3-0 lead in the match after singles play began, as both Andrea Remynse (court No. 3) and Lumpkin (court No. 5) registered straight-set wins.
Stanford picked up its first point at court No. 1 as Barte, ranked 49th nationally, avenged her doubles loss by registering a 7-5, 6-1 upset of No. 10 Zalameda.
Just when it looked like the Cardinal were about to mount a comeback, Lin clinched the dual-match victory for the Bruins, upsetting Nguyen, 6-4, 6-3 at court No. 2. Nguyen is currently ranked No. 9 in the lastest ITA Rankings.
With the match already decided, Stanford took wins at court Nos. 4 and 6.
UCLA will be in action again tomorrow, hosting No. 8 Cal beginning at Noon.
|1.||(30) Lin/Zalameda (UCLA) def. Barte/Burdette (Stan)||8-4|
|2.||(49) Lumpkin/Stephanie Wetmore (UCLA) def. (27) Deason/Nguyen (Stan)||9-7|
|3.||Durkin/McVeigh (Stan) def. Joelson/Remynse (UCLA)||9-8(6)|
|UCLA Wins Doubles Point -- Order of Finish: 1, 3, 2|
|1.||(49) Hilary Barte (Stan) def. (10) Riza Zalameda (UCLA)||7-5, 6-1|
|2.||Tracy Lin (UCLA) def. (9) Jessica Nguyen (Stan)||6-4, 6-3|
|3.||(27) Andrea Remynse (UCLA) def. Lindsay Burdette (Stan)||6-2, 6-2|
|4.||(54) Celia Durkin (Stan) def. Ashley Joelson (UCLA)||4-6, 7-5, Ret. Inj.|
|5.||Elizabeth Lumpkin (UCLA) def. (45) Whitney Deason (Stan)||6-4, 6-1|
|6.||(31) Carolyn McVeigh (Stan) def. Anna-Viktoria Lind (UCLA)||6-2, 1-6, 6-1|
|* Denotes Clinching Match -- Order of Finish: 3, 5, 1, 2, 4, 6|