Gordon, Zalameda Advance at Ojai

April 27, 2006

Ojai, Calif. - UCLA women's tennis players Riza Zalameda and Laura Gordon each won main draw singles matches Thursday in the opening round of play at the Pac-10 Championships at the Ojai Valley Athletic Club.

Zalameda began the day with a straight-set win over Washington State's Ekaterina Burduli, 6-4, 6-1. That set up a second-round meeting with No. 2-seeded Theresa Logar of Stanford. Gordon needed three sets to get by USC's Luana Magnani, winning 7-5, 2-6, 6-3. She will next face Oregon's Carmen Seremeta in the second round late Thursday.

Junior Alex McGoodwin fell in the first round, dropping a 6-1, 6-1 decision to top-seeded Alice Barnes of Stanford. Sophomore Tracy Lin also lost in the opening round, falling to USC's Amanda Fink, 3-6, 2-6, 6-3.

In the Pac-10 Invitational draw, sophomore Elizabeth Lumpkin was a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 winner over USC's Whitney Peterson. She will take on Cal's Jessica Shu in the next round. Anna-Viktoria Lind was also a winner, as she posted a 6-1, 6-1 decision over Washington's Allison Rainey. Next up for her is a second-round meeting with Arizona State's Rebecca Rankin. Ashley Joelson received a first-round bye and is scheduled to face USC's Judy DeVera in the second round.

Doubles play begins Friday along with quarterfinal singles action.

Draws can be accessed by going to the official tournament website www.ojaitourney.org