March 2, 2011
LOS ANGELES - After getting off to a rough start in doubles the No. 17 UCLA women's team regrouped to win five of six singles matches on Wednesday, posting a 5-2 victory over No. 15 USC in a non-conference match at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. It marks UCLA's third-straight win in the series and fourth-straight at home.
Although the Bruins (8-4) dropped two of three doubles matches on Wednesday, UCLA's lone win was a big one, as Noelle Hickey and McCall Jones notched an 8-0 victory over 10th-ranked Valeria Pulido and Alison Ramos at court No. 2. After registering an 8-0 victory of their own at court No. 1, the Women of Troy clinched the point at court No. 3, where Lyndsay Kinstler and Danielle Lao downed Pamela Montez and Andrea Remynse, 8-5.
UCLA got off to an excellent start in singles play, taking the first set on five of six courts. Montez (court No. 4) and Maya Johansson (court No. 6) quickly gave the Bruins a 2-1 lead following straight-set victories. UCLA then went ahead 3-1 when Hickey scored her second big upset of the day, this time beating Lao, who is ranked No. 18 nationally, 6-3, 6-3 at court No. 2.
Playing in her last home match against USC on Wednesday, Remynse fittingly clinched the win for the Bruins with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Kaitlyn Christian at court No. 3.
With the match already decided, the Bruins and Women of Troy split the final two singles contests. Second-ranked Maria Sanchez of USC was a 6-2, 7-6(9) winner over Jones at court No. 1, and UCLA freshman Courtney Dolehide downed Ramos, 6-3, 5-7, (10-7) at court No. 5.
UCLA opens up Pac-10 Conference play on Saturday, hosting No. 20 Washington at Noon.
#17 UCLA 5, #15 USC 2
Mar 02, 2011 at Los Angeles, CA (Los Angeles Tennis Center)
|1. #20 Christian/Sanchez (USC) def. Dolehide/Carling Seguso (UCLA) 8-0|
|2. Hickey/Jones (UCLA) def. #10 Pulido/Ramos (USC) 8-0|
|3. Lyndsay Kinstler/Lao (USC) def. Montez/Remynse (UCLA) 8-5|
|1. #2 Maria Sanchez (USC) def. #73 McCall Jones (UCLA) 6-2, 7-6(9)|
|2. Noelle Hickey (UCLA) def. #18 Danielle Lao (USC) 6-3, 6-3|
|3. #64 Andrea Remynse (UCLA) def. #113 Kaitlyn Christian (USC) 6-3, 6-1|
|4. Pamela Montez (UCLA) def. Valeria Pulido (USC) 6-3, 6-1|
|5. #121 Courtney Dolehide (UCLA) def. Alison Ramos (USC) 6-3, 5-7, (10-7)|
|6. Maya Johansson (UCLA) def. Cristala Andrews (USC) 6-2, 6-0|
|USC 7-2; National ranking #15|
|UCLA 8-4; National ranking #17|
|Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (4,6,2,3,1,5)|