No. 11 UCLA Posts 7-0 Shutout Over No. 17 ASU

Feb. 25, 2006

Tempe, Ariz. - The No. 11 UCLA women's tennis team proved too much for No. 17 Arizona State on Saturday, posting a 7-0 victory in a non-conference match at the Whiteman Tennis Center. With the win, UCLA improves to 7-2 overall, while the Sun Devils fall to 6-2.

Despite playing without No. 1 player Riza Zalameda, the Bruins managed to claim the doubles point before winning all six singles matches in straight sets. ASU actually had a lead in the doubles when it took an 8-6 victory at court No. 1, however the Bruins managed to bounce back by taking a pair of 8-5 wins at court Nos. 2 and 3.

Playing her first match at the No. 1 singles position, senior Laura Gordon quickly took care of 65th-ranked Sabrina Capannolo, winning 7-6(0), 6-1. UCLA's other singles winners on the day were Tracy Lin, Alex McGoodwin, Ashley Joelson, Elizabeth Lumpkin and Anna-Viktoria Lind.

UCLA returns to action on Friday, Mar. 3, hosting Cal Poly San Luis Obispo at the Los Angeles Tennis Center beginning at 1:30 p.m.

Doubles

Opponents Score 8-6 8-5 Joelson/Lin (UCLA) def. Rankin/Abdala (ASU) 8-5
Pos.
1. (22) Clarke/Pooler (ASU) def. Gordon/Lind (UCLA)
2. McGoodwin/Lumpkin (UCLA) def. Capannolo/Leitch (ASU)
3.
UCLA WinsDoubles Point

Singles

Opponents Score 7-6(0), 6-1 6-3, 6-2 6-1, 7-6(2) 6-4, 6-4 6-3, 6-3 6-3, 6-1
Pos.
1. (33) Laura Gordon (UCLA) def. (65) Sabrina Capannolo (ASU)
2. (79) Tracy Lin (UCLA) def. (93) Kady Pooler (ASU)
3. (68) Alex McGoodwin (UCLA) def. Roxanne Clarke (ASU)
4. (100) Ashley Joelson (UCLA) def. (50) Rebecca Rankin (ASU)
5. Elizabeth Lumpkin (UCLA) def. Jessica Leitch (ASU)
6. Anna-Viktoria Lind (UCLA) def. Laila Abdala (ASU)
* Denotes Clinching Match -- Singles Order of Finish: 6, 1, 4, 2, 3, 5
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