Women's Tennis Tops Marquette at West Regional
May 16, 1998
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- In the first round of the NCAA Women's Tennis Midwest Regional competed at the University of Illinois in Champaign, Illinois today top-seeded and No. 14 ranked UCLA defeated No. 50 ranked Marquette University by a score of 5-2. With the victory UCLA advances to tomorrow's second round match vs. the University of Indiana who posted a 5-3 victory over Purdue in its first round match this morning. UCLA improved its record to 15-10 overall, while Marquette was eliminated from the NCAA Championship Regional with a final record of 16-8 overall.
Making her dual-match debut for UCLA in today's match was Amanda Basica who suffered a shoulder injury in December and has spent the entire dual-match season recovering. Basica competed in the No. 5 singles and No. 3 doubles positions and won both matches. Also posting wins for the Bruins were Cristina Popescu at No. 2 singles and as Basica's doubles partner, Kati Kocsis in the No. 4 slot and Kelly Rudolph in the No. 6 position.
Singles No. 1 (44)Elisa Penalvo (Marquette) def. (9)Annica Cooper (UCLA) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 No. 2 (32)Cristina Popescu (UCLA) def. Ana Fernandez (Marquette) 6-4, 6-4 No. 3 Ester Ruiz de Ona (Marquette) def. (60)Elizabeth Schmidt (UCLA) 7-5, 6-1 No. 4 Kati Kocsis (UCLA) def. Sara Fernandez (Marquette) 6-2, 4-6, 6-1 No. 5 Amanda Basica (UCLA) def. Jessie Klick (Marquette) 6-0, 6-2 No. 6 Kelly Rudolph (UCLA) def. Christine DiMasi (Marquette) 6-2, 6-0
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