The closest part of Saturday's match happened in doubles, where the Bruins narrowly edged the Women of Troy to take a 1-0 lead into singles action. After both teams traded wins at court Nos. 1 and 3, UCLA's Catherine Harrison and Kyle McPhillips secured the point for the Bruins with a 7-6(7) upset over seventh-ranked Giuliana Olmos and Zoe Scandalis at court No. 2.
Unfortunately for USC, McPhillips would have Olmos's number again in singles, as she was first off following a 6-2, 6-0 victory at court No. 4 to give UCLA a 2-0 lead in the match. UCLA's top player Robin Anderson, who also happens to be the No. 1-ranked player in the nation, would soon follow, dropping just three games in a 6-1, 6-2 win over 13th-ranked Sabrina Santamaria at court No. 1. The win was significant for Anderson, who had won a total of just four games in her previous two meetings with Santamaria.
Bruin junior Kaitlin Ray notched the clincher for UCLA on Saturday, who like Anderson lost just three games in her singles match, downing Ellie Yates, 6-1, 6-2 at court No. 6.
When play was suspended, Harrison was within two games of closing out her match at court No. 5, while Chanelle Van Nguyen was in the second set after dropping the first at court No. 2, and Jennifer Brady was headed to a third at at court No. 3.
ITA NATIONAL TEAM INDOORS
#5 UCLA 4, USC 0
Feb 08, 2014 at Charlottesville, VA (Boar's Head Sports Club)
|1. #1 Anderson/Brady (UCLA) def. #13 Kaitlyn Christian/Santamaria (USC) 6-2|
|2. Harrison/McPhillips (UCLA) def. #7 Olmos/Scandalis (USC) 7-6(7)|
|3. #3 Boren/Zoe Katz (USC) def. Courtney Dolehide/Van Nguyen (UCLA) 6-4|
UCLA Wins Doubles Point
|1. #1 Robin Anderson (UCLA) def. #13 Sabrina Santamaria (USC) 6-1, 6-2|
|2. #9 Chanelle Van Nguyen (UCLA) vs. #96 Brynn Boren (USC) 4-6, 4-3, unfinished|
|3. #24 Jennifer Brady (UCLA) vs. Zoe Scandalis (USC) 4-6, 6-0, unfinished|
|4. #36 Kyle McPhillips (UCLA) def. #60 Giuliana Olmos (USC) 6-2, 6-0|
|5. Catherine Harrison (UCLA) vs. #80 Gabriella DeSimone (USC) 7-5, 4-2, unfinished|
|6. Kaitlin Ray (UCLA) def. Ellie Yates (USC) 6-1, 6-2|
|UCLA 7-0; National ranking #5|
|Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (4,1,6)|