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No. 6 UCLA Defeats Santa Clara, 4-1
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LOS ANGELES - The sixth-ranked Bruins won their second straight match with a 4-1 victory over Santa Clara at Stanford's Arguello Park on Saturday morning. UCLA improved to 5-2 on the year while Santa Clara fell to 2-2.

The UCLA No.1 doubles pair of Kamila Tan and Jessyka Ngauamo improved to 5-2 on the year with a straight-set victory (21-18, 22-20) over SC's Nikki Hess and Taylor Milton.

At #2 doubles, the Broncos' Sabrina Clayton and Danielle Rottman defeated UCLA's Zoë Nightingale and Madie Smith, 21-13, 21-17. The Bruin pair are now 1-6 overall at the two slot.

Taylor Formico and Karsta Lowe rallied from a 21-18 first-set defeat to win the match (21-14, 15-7) in three sets over GiGi Cresto and Taylor Dayton. Lowe and Formico are now 2-2 overall (2-1 at No. 3 doubles and 0-1 at No. 4 doubles).

At #4 doubles, Skylar Dykstra and Jennie Frager survived an epic first-set loss (30-32) to comeback and defeat the SC team of Madison Dutra and Sarah Vaccaro (21-18, 15-13) for the win in three sets. The Bruin pair improved to 3-4 overall and 3-3 at No. 4 doubles.

At #5 doubles, Karly Drolson and Rachel Inouye posted an easy win over the Broncos' tandem of Lacey Maas and Katy Schatzman to win in straight sets, 21-10, 21-12. The duo improve to 5-2 on the year and 2-1 at #5 doubles.

The Bruins now face Stanford at Noon and then Hawai'i again at 3:00 p.m., weather permitting. With inclement weather in the Bay Area, UCLA's last two matches today were flipped since UCLA just played Hawai'i on Thursday.

Sunday’s competition (March 30) will be a pairs tournament played on all four courts starting at 8 a.m. PT. Admission and parking is free. Competition will happen rain or shine. Fans are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets for seating.

#6 UCLA 4 vs. Santa Clara 1 - Saturday, March 29, 2014 - at Arguello Park (Stanford)
#1 - Jessyka Ngauamo/Kamila Tan (UCLA) def. Nikki Hess/Taylor Milton (SC); 21-18, 22-20
#2 - Sabrina Clayton/Danielle Rottman (SC) def. Zoë Nightingale/Madie Smith (UCLA); 21-13, 21-17
#3 -  Taylor Formico/Karsta Lowe (UCLA) def. GiGi Cresto/Taylor Dayton (SC); 18-21, 21-14, 15-7
#4 - Skylar Dykstra/Jennie Frager (UCLA) def. Madison Dutra/Sarah Vaccaro (SC); 30-32, 21-18, 15-13
#5 - Karly Drolson/Rachel Inouye (UCLA) def. Lacey Maas/Katy Schatzman (SC); 21-10, 21-12

 

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