UCLA Upsets Pepperdine, 4-0 in NCAA Second Round

May 13, 2006

Malibu, Calif. - The UCLA women's tennis team booked a spot in the NCAA Round of 16 Saturday, posting a 4-0 upset victory over 13th-seeded Pepperdine in second round action at the Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center. UCLA (15-6) will meet fourth-seeded Florida (23-1) next Thursday in Stanford, Calif.

UCLA, which lost to Pepperdine, 4-3 earlier this season, never let the Waves into the match Saturday. The Bruins began the day by taking the doubles point when, following an 8-4 UCLA win at court No. 1, Ashley Joelson and Tracy Lin posted an 8-3 victory over Natalie Braverman and Caroline Raba at court No. 3.

Once singles play began, the Bruins took a 2-0 lead when Lin cruised to a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Raba at court No. 3. UCLA posted another straight-set victory at court No. 5, as Ashley Joelson downed Eva Dickes, 6-2, 6-3.

Bruin sophomore Elizabeth Lumpkin clinched the match for UCLA at court No. 6, as she earned a 6-4, 6-3 win over Merve Asimgil.

When play was suspended, Pepperdine's Bianca Dulgheru was leading Laura Gordon, 6-3, 5-4 at court No. 1. Riza Zalameda was up 7-5, 4-1 over Sylvia Kosakowski at court No. 2, and Alex McGoodwin was in a second set tiebreaker after winning the first set against Braverman.


Opponents Score 8-4 6-2 Joelson/Lin (UCLA) def. Braverman/Raba (Pepp) 8-3
1. (12) Gordon/Zalameda (UCLA) def. (17) Asimgil/Kosakowski (Pepp)
2. (30) Dickes/Dulgheru (Pepp) led (47) Lumpkin/McGoodwin (UCLA)
UCLA WinsDoubles Point


Opponents Score 6-3, 5-4 7-5, 4-1 6-1, 6-2 6-1, 6-6 6-2, 6-3 6-4, 6-3*

1. (22) Bianca Dulgheru (Pepp) led (21) Laura Gordon (UCLA)
2. (54) Riza Zalameda (UCLA) led (67) Sylvia Kosakowski (Pepp)
3. (46) Tracy Lin (UCLA) def. Caroline Raba (Pepp)
4. (56) Alex McGoodwin (UCLA) led Natalie Braverman (Pepp)
5. (94) Ashley Joelson (UCLA) def. (105) Eva Dickes (Pepp)
6. Elizabeth Lumpkin (UCLA) def. Merve Asimgil (Pepp)
* Denotes Clinching Match - Singles Order of Finish: 3, 5, 6
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