Feb. 23, 2011
No. 11 UCLA Heads to Malibu
Fresh off a cross-country road trip to Virginia for the USTA/ITA National Team Indoors, the No. 11 UCLA women's tennis team (7-4) has just one match on tap this week, as the Bruins will take on Pepperdine (5-2) this Friday at the Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center in Malibu beginning at 1:30 p.m. It marks the 63rd meeting between the two teams and the Bruins lead the all-time series 49-13. Live stats for the match can be accessed by clicking HERE.
Bruins Go 1-2 in Virginia Last week's USTA/ITA National Team Indoor Championships didn't go as expected for the seventh-seeded Bruins, who opened up the event with a 4-3 loss to No. 12 Clemson in the round of 16. UCLA did, however, manage to battle back for a win the following day, notching a 4-2 victory over No. 9 Miami in a consolation match. The Bruins then closed out the tournament with a 4-2 loss to No. 3 Baylor on Sunday. Complete results from the tournament can be accessed by clicking HERE.
UCLA in the ITA Rankings
The Bruins slipped from No. 7 to No. 11 in the latest edition of the ITA Team Rankings released on Tuesday. New individual and team rankings will be released next Tuesday. Click HERE to access the latest rankings.
Court Coverage with Nina Pantic
Nina Pantic recently submitted her latest entry for the Court Coverage blog that she has been doing since 2009. The Bruin junior, from Lake Worth, Fla., talks in-depth about the team's latest trip to Virginia. Click HERE to see what she had to say.
USC to Visit the LATC Next Wednesday
UCLA will host arguably its biggest match of the season next week, as No. 17 USC visits the Los Angeles Tennis Center at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The Bruins swept the Women of Troy last season, taking a 4-3 road victory at USC and a 6-1 home win at the LATC. The all-time series is extremely close, with USC owning a 44-41 advantage.