Zalameda Wins Opening Singles Match in Louisiana Challenger

July 19, 2006

LOS ANGELES - UCLA women's tennis player Riza Zalameda continues to register some impressive results on the USTA Pro Circuit, as the junior-to-be rolled to a first-round victory Wednesday at the Wolfe Lumber Women's Challenger in Hammond, LA.

Zalameda, who received a wild card into the main draw, dropped just one game en route to a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Bulgaria's Svetlana Krivencheva, who is ranked No. 414 in the world. Zalameda, ranked 574th, awaits the winner of fifth-seeded Sunitha Rao of the USA and Patricia Mayr of Austria in the second round.

Zalameda and her partner Kristi Miller (Georgia Tech) also won their first round doubles match Wednesday, defeating Amber Liu and Anne Yelsey, 7-6(4), 6-4. Liu and Yelsey both played at Stanford this past season. Zalameda and Miller will next meet the top-seeded duo of Tatiana Perebiynis (UKR)/Tatiana Poutchek (BLR) in the second round.

Two weeks ago, Zalameda captured a satellite event in Edmond, Okla.

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