Feb. 21, 1998
MADISON, Wisc. --The No. 2 ranked UCLA women's tennis team rebounded from two consecutive losses in the USTA/ITA Women's National Indoor Team Championships, to defeat No. 17 ranked South Alabama, 6-3, in consolation play today.
UCLA won five singles matches and swept doubles play en route to the convincing 8-1 victory. Kelly Rudolph completed her stellar weekend with her third singles victory as she defeated Gaelle Gouttefard 6-1, 6-3 in the No. 4 position. South Alabama's highlight, and UCLA's only setback, came at No. 2 singles where Iva Puflarova defeated Elizabeth Schmidt 6-1, 6-1.
Here are today's position-by-position results:
No. 1 Annica Cooper (UCLA) def. Lenka Jakubekova (SA) 6-1, 6-1
No. 2 Iva Puflerova (SA) def. Elizabeth Schmidt (UCLA) 6-1, 6-1
No. 3 Kati Kocsis (UCLA) def. Vanda Novakova (SA) 6-1, 6-3
No. 4 Kelly Rudolph (UCLA) def. Gaelle Gouttefard (SA) 6-1, 6-3
No. 5 Cristina Popescu (UCLA) def. Melania Pieterse (SA) 7-6(1), 7-6(5)
No. 6 Brandi Freudenberg (UCLA) def. Tracey Gobey (SA) 6-1, 6-4
No. 1 Katia Roubanova / Elizabeth Schmidt (UCLA) def.
Tracey Gobey / Melanie Pieterse (SA) 9-8(1)
No. 2 Annica Cooper / Kati Kocsis (UCLA) def.
Gaelle Gouttefarde / Iva Puflerova (SA) 9-7
No. 3 Brandi Freudenberg/ Kelly Rudolph (UCLA) def.
Vanda Novakova / Lenka Jakubekova (SA) 8-4
Final Team Score:
UCLA 8, So. Alabama 1