No. 8 Women's Tennis Overcomes No. 10 Cal, 4-3

March 26, 2011

LOS ANGELES - After falling to No. 2 Stanford on Friday, the eighth-ranked UCLA women's tennis team managed a split in its weekend series with the Bay Area schools on Saturday, rebounding for a 4-3 victory over No. 10 Cal at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. The Bruins improve to 12-5 overall and 2-1 in the Pac-10, while the Golden Bears see their record drop to 12-5 overall and 3-1 in conference action.

UCLA, which suffered a 4-3 loss to Cal in a non-Pac-10 counting match on Feb. 4 in Berkeley, came out firing on Saturday, clinching the doubles point with a big upset at court No. 1. After the Bruins registered an 8-4 win at court No. 3, the Golden Bears answered back with an 8-6 victory at court No. 2. UCLA's 17th-ranked Courtney Dolehide and Andrea Remynse then clinched the point with an 8-5 upset over third-ranked Mari Andersson and Jana Juricova at court No. 1.

Despite the setback in doubles, Juricova came out and put together a near flawless performance in singles play, evening the match following a 6-1, 6-1 victory over McCall Jones at the No. 1 singles spot.

UCLA, however, was just too good on this day, cruising to three straight-set singles victories to take an insurmountable 4-1 lead. Wins by Pamela Montez (court No. 4) and Remynse (court No. 3) set up the clinching win by senior Maya Johansson, who downed Marina Cossou, 7-6(4), 6-4 at court No. 6.

Saturday marked the final regular-season home match for seniors Johansson, Remynse and Noelle Hickey. The trio was honored with a special ceremony between doubles and singles play.

UCLA returns to action on Friday, facing Washington State in Pullman at 1:30 p.m.

#8 UCLA 4, #10 Cal 3
Mar 26, 2011 at Los Angeles, CA (Los Angeles Tennis Center)

1. #17 Dolehide/Remynse (UCLA) def. #3 Andersson/Juricova (CAL) 8-5
2. Goransson/Schutting (CAL) def. #16 Hickey/Jones (UCLA) 8-6
3. Johansson/Montez (UCLA) def. Davis/Alice Duranteau (CAL) 8-4
UCLA Wins Doubles Point

1. #4 Jana Juricova (CAL) def. #53 McCall Jones (UCLA) 6-1, 6-1
2. #31 Mari Andersson (CAL) def. #40 Noelle Hickey (UCLA) 7-6(1), 4-6, (10-5)
3. #59 Andrea Remynse (UCLA) def. #57 Annie Goransson (CAL) 6-0, 6-1
4. #92 Pamela Montez (UCLA) def. Anett Schutting (CAL) 6-4, 6-2
5. #48 Tayler Davis (CAL) def. #102 Courtney Dolehide (UCLA) 5-7, 6-4, (11-9)
6. Maya Johansson (UCLA) def. Marina Cossou (CAL) 7-6(4), 6-4

Match Notes
Cal 12-5; 3-1 Pac-10; National ranking #10
UCLA 12-5; 2-1 Pac-10; National ranking #8
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (1,4,3,6,2,5)

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