UCLA was led on the day by juniors Chanelle Van Nguyen and Kaitlin Ray. Van Nguyen, who is ranked No. 11 nationally, cruised in her match at court No. 2, downing Lize Leenknecht, 6-1, 6-0. That win was quickly followed by Ray at court No. 5, as she registered a 6-0, 6-0 win over Cougar Charlotte Koning. It was a successful return to action for Ray, who prior to Friday had not seen any action since the Bruins' match against Baylor on March 10.
With UCLA leading 3-0, 16th-ranked freshman Jennifer Brady notched the clinching win for UCLA at court No. 3, where she downed Maria Biryukova, 6-2, 6-2. Robin Anderson (court No. 1), Catherine Harrison (court No. 4) and Kyle McPhillips (court No. 5) were all up a set at their respective courts when play was suspended.
Prior to singles, the Bruins claimed the doubles point with wins at court Nos. 2 and 3.
UCLA is in action again at the Los Angeles Tennis Center on Saturday, hosting Oregon at 11:30 a.m. That match can be seen live on the Pac-12 Networks beginning at 1:00 p.m.
#2 UCLA 4, #53 Washington State 0
Mar 28, 2014 at Los Angeles, CA (Los Angeles Tennis Center)
|1. #1 Anderson/Brady (UCLA) vs. Leenknecht/Luzina (WSU) 7-7, unfinished|
|2. #5 Harrison/McPhillips (UCLA) def. Biryukova/Musilovich (WSU) 8-3|
|3. Courtney Dolehide/Van Nguyen (UCLA) def. Koning/Ognjenovic (WSU) 8-4|
|1. #4 Robin Anderson (UCLA) vs. #106 Elizaveta Luzina (WSU) 6-1, 0-5, unfinished|
|2. #11 Chanelle Van Nguyen (UCLA) def. Lize Leenknecht (WSU) 6-1, 6-0|
|3. #16 Jennifer Brady (UCLA) def. Maria Biryukova (WSU) 6-2, 6-2|
|4. #55 Catherine Harrison (UCLA) vs. Olga Musilovich (WSU) 6-3, 3-3, unfinished|
|5. #40 Kyle McPhillips (UCLA) vs. Dajana Ognjenovic (WSU) 6-0, 5-3, unfinished|
|6. Kaitlin Ray (UCLA) def. Charlotte Koning (WSU) 6-0, 6-0|
|Washington State 15-6; 1-4 Pac-12; National ranking #53|
|UCLA 16-1; 4-0 Pac-12; National ranking #2|
|Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (2,6,3)|