No. 16 UCLA Defeats Washington, 5-2

March 11, 2006

LOS ANGELES - The No. 16 UCLA women's tennis team completed its sweep of the Washington schools Saturday, posting a 5-2 decision over the Washington Huskies in a Pac-10 showdown at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. With the win, the Bruins improve to 9-2 overall and 2-0 in the Pac-10, while the Huskies fall to 1-9 and 0-2 in conference play.

With storm clouds looming, Saturday's match began with singles first. The Bruins received two quick wins right off the bat when Elizabeth Lumpkin (court No. 5) and Anna-Viktoria Lind (court No. 6) finished off their opponents in less than an hour. Freshman Ashley Joelson then gave UCLA a 3-0 lead with a straight-set win over Stephanie Svanfeldt at court No. 5. That set the stage for Tracy Lin at court No. 2, as she clinched the match for UCLA with a 6-1, 6-2 decision against Victoria Brymer.

UCLA's Laura Gordon, ranked 24th nationally, was also victorious in straight sets Saturday, posting a 7-6(2), 6-2 win over No. 76 Dinka Hadzic. Washington's lone singles win came at court No. 3, where Tara Simpson downed Alex McGoodwin, 6-3, 6-3.

Two doubles matches were also played following singles play. Washington's Brymer/Hadzic downed Lumpkin/McGoodwin, 8-4 at court No. 1, while the Bruins' team of Joelson/Lin defeated Svanfeldt/Melinda Wong, 8-3 at court No. 2. Washington claimed the point due to a UCLA default at court No. 3.

UCLA travels across town next week to take on No. 5 USC on Friday beginning at 1:30 p.m.

Doubles

Opponents Score 8-4 8-3 UCLA Default --
Pos.
1. Brymer/Hadzic (UW) def. (51) Lumpkin/McGoodwin (UCLA)
2. Joelson/Lin (UCLA) def. Svanfeldt/Wong (UW)
3.
Washington WinsDoubles Point

Singles

Opponents Score 7-6(2), 6-2 6-1, 6-2* 6-3, 6-3 6-2, 6-3 6-0, 6-1 6-0, 6-0

Pos.
1. (24) Laura Gordon (UCLA) def. (76) Dinka Hadzic (UW)
2. (37) Tracy Lin (UCLA) def. Victoria Brymer (UW)
3. Tara Simpson (UW) def. Alex McGoodwin (UCLA)
4. (73) Ashley Joelson (UCLA) def. Stephanie Svanfeldt (UW)
5. Elizabeth Lumpkin (UCLA) def. Melinda Wong (UW)
6. (113) Anna-Viktoria Lind (UCLA) def. Monika Kolbovic (UW)
* Denotes Clinching Match - Singles Order of Finish: 6, 5, 4, 2, 3, 1
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