Bruins Edged by Clemson, 4-3

Feb. 3, 2007

Madison, Wisc. - The 14th-ranked UCLA women's tennis team dropped its second match of the weekend at the USTA/ITA National Team Indoor Championships on Saturday, as the Bruins were edged by No. 18 Clemson, 4-3 in a consolation match at the Nielsen Tennis Stadium. With the loss, UCLA falls to 3-2 overall, while the Tigers improve to 4-1.

UCLA, which lost all three doubles matches for the first time this season, put up a valiant fight in singles play. After junior Elizabeth Lumpkin tied the match at 1-1 with a three-set victory over Selma Babic at court No. 6, the Tigers won the next two matches to take a 3-1 lead. The Bruins, however, cut the lead to 3-2 when Tracy Lin recorded a 6-0, 6-0 decision over Ina Hadziselimovic at court No. 3.

With Clemson leading 3-2, the Bruins needed to win both remaining matches to pull off the victory. Riza Zalameda was up a set and heading into a second-set tiebreaker at court No. 1, while Alex McGoodwin, who lost the first set, was tied at 4-4 in the second set at court No. 5. Before Zalameda could pick up the win, however, McGoodwin fell in a close second set, dropping a 6-4, 7-5 decision to Maria Brito. Zalameda, who lost the second set tiebreaker, ended up winning her match 6-4, 6-7, 6-4.

UCLA returns home to host Fresno State on Feb. 9. That match begins at 1:30 p.m.

Doubles

Opponents Score 9-8 8-7(3) Balda/Hadziselimovic (CU) def. Lin/Lumpkin (UCLA) 8-6
Pos.
1. Mijacika/van Adrichem (CU) def. (17) Schnack/Zalameda (UCLA)
2. Brito/Alexandra Luc (CU) def. Ashley Joelson/McGoodwin (UCLA)
3.
Clemson WinsDoubles Point

Singles

Opponents Score 6-4, 6-7, 6-4 7-6, 3-6, 7-5 6-0, 6-0 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 6-4, 7-5* 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
Pos.
1. (35) Riza Zalameda vs. Ani Mijacika (CU)
2. Estefania Balda (CU) def. (28) Yasmin Schnack (UCLA)
3. (61) Tracy Lin (UCLA) def. Ina Hadziselimovic (CU)
4. Federica van Adrichem (CU) def. (40) Ashley Joelson (UCLA)
5. Maria Brito (CU) def. Alex McGoodwin (UCLA)
6. Elizabeth Lumpkin (UCLA) def. Selma Babic (CU)
* Denotes Clinching Match -- Order of Finish: 6, 4, 2, 3, 5, 1
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