March 5, 2011
LOS ANGELES - The No. 17 UCLA women's tennis team picked up its first Pac-10 win of the season on Saturday, registering a 6-1 victory over No. 20 Washington at the Los Angeles Tennis Center.
The Bruins (9-4; 1-0 Pac-10) owned a 1-0 lead in Saturday's match before the first ball was even struck, as Washington had only five healthy players available, meaning it would have to forfeit at No. 3 doubles and No. 6 singles. UCLA ended up sweeping the two doubles matches that were contested, taking an 8-0 win at court No. 2 followed by an 8-4 win at court No. 1. The Bruins' win at the top position was a big one, as unranked Noelle Hickey and McCall Jones upset the nation's sixth-ranked team in Venise Chan and Denise Dy.
Hickey would go on to register another upset in singles, fighting back from a first-set loss to beat Chan, who is ranked 27th nationally, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 at court No. 2.
UCLA's Andrea Remynse (court No. 3), Pamela Montez (court No. 4) and Carling Seguso (court No. 5) were all straight-set winners on Saturday. Washington (8-6; 0-2 Pac-10) picked up its lone point of the day when Dy, who is also ranked No. 6 in singles, beat the 73rd-ranked Jones, 7-5, 6-4 at court No. 1.
The Bruins have two more home matches next week, as they host Fresno State on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. and No. 7 Baylor on Thursday at Noon.
#17 UCLA 6, #20 Washington 1
Mar 05, 2011 at Los Angeles, CA (Los Angeles Tennis Center)
1. Hickey/Jones (UCLA) def. #6 Chan/Dy (WASH) 8-4 2. Maya Johansson/Montez (UCLA) def. Krsljanin/Smith (WASH) 8-0 3. UCLA Wins By Default Singles
1. #6 Denise Dy (WASH) def. #73 McCall Jones (UCLA) 7-5, 6-4 2. Noelle Hickey (UCLA) def. #27 Venise Chan (WASH) 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 3. #64 Andrea Remynse (UCLA) def. Samantha Smith (WASH) 6-1, 6-1 4. Pamela Montez (UCLA) def. Aleksandra Krsljanin (WASH) 6-0, 6-4 5. Carling Seguso (UCLA) def. Vanja Radunovic (WASH) 6-1, 6-1 6. UCLA Wins By Default Match Notes
Washington 8-6; 0-2 Pac-10; National ranking #20 UCLA 9-4; 1-0 Pac-10; National ranking #17 Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (6,5,4,3,1,2)