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Courtesy: UCLA Athletics
Bruins Get off to Solid Start at ITA Intercollegiate Indoors
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release:  11/07/2013
Flushing, N.Y. - UCLA women's tennis players got off to a great start at the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships at the USTA's Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Thursday, finishing the day with a perfect 4-0 record.

Top-seeded Jennifer Brady and Catherine Harrison got things started for the Bruins with an 8-4 victory over Auburn's Jackie Kasler and Jennifer Pfeifler in the round of 16. Brady and Harrison, who received a bye in the first round, will meet a pair of familar opponents in Friday's quarterfinals, where USC's Giuliana Olmos and Zoe Scandalis await.

UCLA also went 3-0 in singles action on Thursday, as Robin Anderson, Chanelle Van Nguyen and Brady all notched victories in the first round. Anderson, the tournament's No. 2 seed, downed Georgia State's Abigail Tere-Apisah, 6-3, 6-4, setting up a second-round meeting with Valentine Confalonieri of Lynn University. Van Nguyen was also a straight-set winner for the Bruins, posting a 6-3, 6-3 win over Virginia's Danielle Collins. Van Nguyen will have a much tougher test in the second round, where she will meet top-seeded Jamie Loeb of North Carolina.

Brady picked up the biggest win on the day for the Bruins in singles, as the Bruin freshman upset third-seeded Beatrice Capra of Duke, 2-6, 6-2, 6-4. She will take on Virginia's Rachel Pierson in the second round.

Singles and doubles play continues on Friday. More information about the event can be found on the ITA's INDOOR EVENT PAGE.

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