Women's Tennis Dumps Boise State, 8-1
March 4, 1998
LOS ANGELES, Calif.- The No. 2 ranked UCLA women's tennis team defeated No. 63 ranked Boise State University, 8-1, today at UCLA's Sunset Recreation Courts. With the victory UCLA improved to 8-4 overall while Boise State evened its record at 5-5.
UCLA won five singles matches, with all six being completed in straight sets, and swept doubles play en route to the 8-1 victory. The only UCLA loss came at No. 2 singles where Boise State's Gayleen McManus defeated the Bruins' Cristina Popescu 6-2, 6-1.
At No. 1 singles, Annica Cooper continued to excel as she posted a 6-4, 6-1 win over Manon Buskens, improving her record to 11-1 in dual matches and a team-high 21-5 overall. At No. 3 singles, Elizabeth Schmidt got back on track as she posted a 6-3, 6-2 win over Pia Lena Ander to end a six-match drought. Schmidt and doubles partner Katia Roubanova, who recently returned from an injury, also returned to the win column in the No. 1 doubles slot.
The Bruins travel across town to face rival USC, ranked No. 25, on Saturday, Mar. 7 at 1:30 p.m. Following that always competitive match, UCLA flies to Austin, Texas where the Bruins will play at fourth ranked Texas on Monday, Mar. 9 at Noon.
Boise State will play at USC on Thursday, Mar. 5 at 1:30 p.m.
Here are today's position-by-position results:
Singles No. 1 Annica Cooper (UCLA) def. Manon Buskens (BSU) 6-4, 6-1 No. 2 Gayleen McManus (BSU) def. Cristina Popescu (UCLA) 6-2, 6-1 No. 3 Elizabeth Schmidt (UCLA) def. Pia Lena Ander (BSU) 6-3, 6-2 No. 4 Kelly Rudolph (UCLA) def. Anita Pearson (BSU) 6-3, 6-0 No. 5 Brandi Freudenberg (UCLA) def. Nichole Kojima (BSU) 6-5, 6-3 No. 6 Kati Kocsis (UCLA) def. Heather Thiry (BSU) 6-0, 6-1 Doubles No. 1 Katia Roubanova / Elizabeth Schmidt (UCLA) def. Manon Buskens / Pia Lena Ander 8-4 No. 2 Annica Cooper / Kati Kocsis (UCLA) def. Gayleen McManus / Anita Pearson 8-4 No. 3 Brandi Freudenberg/ Kelly Rudolph (UCLA) def. Heather Thiry / Taryn Weir-Smith (BSU) 8-1
Final Team Score:
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