Jan. 28, 2009
Third-Ranked Bruins to Host ITA National Team Indoor Qualifying
The third-ranked UCLA women's tennis team (1-0) has been selected to host two qualifying rounds for the ITA National Team Indoors this Saturday and Sunday at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. Action gets underway on Saturday morning with LSU facing DePaul at 9:00 a.m. That match will be followed by UCLA versus Minnesota at 11:30 a.m. Saturday's winners will meet on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. for the right to advance to the 16-team finals, Feb. 12-15 in Madison, Wisc. The two losing teams on Saturday will also meet on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. There is no cost for admission to any this weekend's qualifying matches.
Pepperdine Match Rescheduled
UCLA was supposed to face Pepperdine last Friday, however rain forced the postponement of that match. The two teams have rescheduled their meeting for Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 1:30 p.m. That match will take place on Pepperdine's home courts in Malibu.
Bruins Down CSUN in Season Opener
UCLA defeated Cal State Northridge, 7-0 in the season opener for both teams on Jan. 21 at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. The Bruins looked strong in their first match since last year's NCAA Final, winning all three doubles matches before cruising to six straight-set singles wins. Sophomore Andrea Remynse played her first-ever match at the No. 1 singles spot, losing just one game en route to a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Evgeniya Vertesheva. In addition, newcomers Maya Johansson, Carling Seguso and Jordan Dockendorf were all victorious in their UCLA dual-match debuts.
UCLA in the Rankings
UCLA checks in at No. 3 in the latest rankings issued by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) on Jan. 6. Northwestern is the top-ranked team, followed by Cal, UCLA, Baylor and Stanford. Individually, Andrea Remynse is the highest ranked players at No. 31. She is followed by No. 63 Maya Johansson, No. 90 Nina Pantic and No. 106 Yasmin Schnack. In doubles, Ashley Joelson and Schnack are ranked No. 11, while Johansson and Stephanie Wetmore check in at No. 39. Complete ITA Rankings are located HERE.
Lin/Zalameda to Be Honored
Former players Tracy Lin and Riza Zalameda will be honored during halftime of the UCLA men's basketball game against Cal this Thursday. The Bruin duo will be recognized for winning last year's NCAA Doubles title in Tulsa, Okla. Lin and Zalameda are the sixth team in UCLA history to win the NCAA Doubles crown, and first since Daniela Bercek and Lauren Fisher in 2004.