March 24, 2008
Bruin Men to Host Loyola Marymount Before Heading North
The No. 6 UCLA men's tennis team (12-1) will host Loyola Marymount (7-7) at the Los Angeles Tennis Center this Tuesday beginning at 2:00 p.m. The match was just recently added after rain forced both schools to cancel matches with other teams earlier in the season. Following its encounter with LMU, UCLA will then head to the Pacific Northwest to open up Pac-10 play against Washington (11-4) and Oregon (10-7). The Bruins will face the Huskies on Friday at 1:30 p.m. in Seattle, followed by a match with the Ducks in Eugene, Ore., on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.
UCLA women to Face Hawai'i and Oregon
The No. 8 UCLA women's tennis team (12-4; 2-0 Pac-10) has been in Honolulu since Saturday and is scheduled to take on Hawai'i (0-14) this Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. (HST). The Bruins opened up last year's season against the Rainbow Wahine at the Los Angeles Tennis Center, taking a 7-0 win. UCLA will continue Pac-10 action this Saturday, hosting Oregon (9-8; 2-1 Pac-10) at the LATC beginning at Noon. The Bruins take a perfect 11-0 record against the Ducks into the conference showdown. Live stats for the match can be accessed by clicking HERE
Bruins in the ITA Rankings
Both Bruin teams are ranked in the top 10 of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Rankings, with the men checking in at No. 6 and the women holding the No. 8 spot. New team rankings will be released on Tuesday. Individual rankings for both teams are as follows:
New team rankings will be available starting Tuesday by clicking HERE
Showdowns with USC Set for April 18
Both the men's and women's tennis teams will be in action against USC on April 18. The Bruin women will host the Women of Troy at the Los Angeles Tennis Center beginning at 1:30 p.m. Meanwhile, the Bruin men will travel across town to the Marks Tennis Stadium for a 3:00 p.m. showdown. Both matches, which could decide this year's Pac-10 champion, will also be very important in the race for the Lexus Gauntlet Trophy. After taking two wins earlier this season, (each win was worth 2.5 points) the Bruins are looking to wrap up the total of five points given for each sport. USC currently leads the all-sports race 45-32.5.
Sampras Webster Going for Win No. 200
Assuming UCLA defeats winless Hawai'i on Tuesday, head coach Stella Sampras Webster would be in position to earn the 200th victory of her career against Oregon on Saturday. Sampras Webster, who is in her 12th season as head coach, currently owns a 198-102 overall record.