No. 12 UCLA Defeats Arizona, 6-1
March 12, 2004
TUCSON, Ariz. - The No. 12 UCLA Bruins (8-5) won 6-1 over the No. 29 Arizona Wildcats (4-6) by dominating singles play. Arizona came out strong to win two of three doubles matches and the doubles point. Later in the afternoon, Arizona lost in all six singles matches to give the Bruins the overall win, 6-1.
On court 3, the doubles team of freshman Jessie Rochefort and sophomore Iza Ferreira lost to UCLA's duo of Daniela Bercek and Sarah Gregg, 8-2. Arizona won the doubles matches on court 1 and court 2. On court 1, Arizona's team of juniors Dianne Hollands and Maja Mlakar proved to be too tough for UCLA's Jackie Carleton and Feriel Esseghir as they won, 8-3. Arizona dominated on court 2 as the team of senior Debbie Larocque and junior Kelly Perry won over the Bruins' pair of Laura Gordon and Lauren Fisher, 8-3. The two Arizona wins gave the Wildcats the doubles point in the competition.
The Wildcats were not as successful in singles action. The first match of the afternoon to be completed came on court 6 where UCLA's Laura Gordon defeated Arizona's Iza Ferreira, 6-2, 6-1. The next match to finish came in the fifth position where Arizona's Jessie Rochefort lost to Lauren Fisher, 6-2, 6-3. In the second position, Maja Mlakar lost to Feriel Esseghir, 6-3, 6-4, despite having a 3-0 lead in the first set. On court 1, junior Dianne Hollands played against UCLA's Jackie Carleton. Although Hollands fought off numerous match points in the second set, she eventually fell in the second set, 6-4, 6-4. The longest match of the afternoon came on court 4 where Arizona's Kelly Perry came back to win the second set, but eventually lost to UCLA's Sarah Gregg, 6-4, 2-6, 6-2.
The Wildcats will next compete tomorrow, March 13, against the USC Trojans. First serve is set for 12:00 p.m. The match will take place at the Wildcats' home facility, the Lanelle Robson Tennis Center.
1. Dianne Hollands / Maja Mlakar (UA) def. Jackie Carleton/ Feriel Esseghir (UCLA), 8-3.2. Debbie Larocque / Kelly Perry (UA) def. Laura Gordon/ Lauren Fisher (UCLA), 8-3.3. Daniela Bercek/ Sarah Gregg (UCLA) def. Jessie Rochefort / Iza Ferreira (UA), 8-2.
1. Jackie Carleton (UCLA) def. Dianne Hollands (UA), 6-4, 6-4.2. Feriel Essighir (UCLA) def. Maja Mlakar (UA), 6-3, 6-1.3. Daniela Bercek (UCLA) def. Debbie Larocque (UA), 4-6, 7-5, 6-4.4. Sarah Gregg (UCLA) def. Kelly Perry (UA), 6-4, 2-6, 6-2.5. Lauren Fisher (UCLA) def. Jessie Rochefort (UA), 6-2, 6-3.6. Laura Gordon (UCLA) def. Iza Ferreira (UA), 6-2, 6-2.