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Jessyka Ngauamo (left) and Kamila Tan won at #1 doubles on Thursday. (Photo courtesy of Virginia Pham).
Sixth-Ranked Bruins Open Season With 3-2 Win Over Cal State Northridge
By: UCLA Athletics

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SANTA MONICA, Calif. - The sixth-ranked Bruins posted a 3-2 victory over Cal State Northridge on Thursday at Annenberg Beach House in the season opener for both teams.

The winners for UCLA on the afternoon were sophomore Kamila Tan and freshman Jessyka Ngauamo (#1 doubles), sophomores Karly Drolson and Rachel Inouye (#3) and freshmen Skylar Dykstra and Jennie Frager (#4).

The even pairs had the first wave of action, as the #2 doubles team of senior Madie Smith and junior Zoë Nightingale faced CSUN's Sydney Gedryn and Kelcie Randazzo and the #4 squad of Dykstra and Frager took on Marissa Boyd and Casey Hinger.

Dykstra and Frager dispatched of Boyd and Hinger in straight sets, 21-19 and 21-14. Nightingale and Smith took the first set over Gedryn and Randazzo, 22-20, but the Matador pair won the next two by scores of 21-19 and 15-13 to even the overall match score at one win apiece.

In the second flight of matches, Ngauamo and Tan squared off with Natalie Allen and Mahina Haina. Drolson and Inouye faced Alia Casino and Rachel Diaz, while #5 doubles of Taylor Formico and Natalie Miller played Julie Haake and Steffi Miller.

#1 and #3 doubles would win in straight sets to clinch the overall match for the Bruins. Ngauamo and Tan won 21-12, 21-11, while Drolson and Inouye posted a 21-8, 21-14 victory. Formico and Miller fell in straight sets, 21-15, 21-18.

The Bruins head to Irvine Valley College on Saturday to square off with IVC at 9 a.m. and Bakersfield at 11 a.m.

#6 UCLA 3, Cal State Northridge 2 - Thursday, March 6, 2014 - Santa Monica, Calif.
#1 - Jessyka Ngauamo/Kamila Tan (UCLA) d. Natalie Allen/Mahina Haina (CSUN), 21-12, 21-11
#2 - Sydney Gedryn/Kelcie Randazzo (CSUN) d. Zoë Nightingale/Madie Smith (UCLA), 20-22, 21-19, 15-13
#3 - Karly Drolson/Rachel Inouye (UCLA) d. Alia Casino/Rachel Diaz (CSUN), 21-8, 21-14
#4 - Skylar Dykstra/Jennie Frager (UCLA) d. Marissa Boyd/Casey Hinger (CSUN), 21-19, 21-14
#5 - Julie Haake/Steffi Miller (CSUN) d. Taylor Formico/Natalie Miller (UCLA), 21-15, 21-18

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