No. 22 Bruins Down No. 21 Sun Devils, 6-1

March 17, 2007

LOS ANGELES - The 22nd ranked UCLA women's tennis team completed its weekend sweep of the Arizona schools on Saturday, taking down No. 21 Arizona State, 6-1 at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. The Bruins, who defeated Arizona, 7-0 on Friday, improve to 11-5 overall. With the loss, the Sun Devils fall to 7-6.

UCLA's Yasmin Schnack and Riza Zalameda, ranked No. 33 nationally, helped the Bruins clinch the doubles point, registering an 8-5 upset over sixth-ranked Roxanne Clarke and Kady Pooler. Prior to that win, Elizabeth Lumpkin and Stephanie Wetmore posted an 8-1 victory over Nadia Abdala/Jessica Leitch at the No. 3 spot.

The Bruins moved out to a 2-0 lead in the match when Ashley Joelson downed Clarke, 6-2, 6-2 at court No. 3. UCLA then moved within a point of clinching when Alex McGoodwin notched a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Rebecca Rankin at court No. 4.

Zalameda, ranked No. 24 nationally in singles, clinched the match for the Bruins at court No. 1, recording a 6-3, 6-1 win over 65th-ranked Sabrina Capannolo.

Other singles winners for UCLA on Saturday were Lumpkin (court #5) and Anna-Viktoria Lind (court #6). ASU's lone singles win came at court No. 2, where Nadia Abdala outlasted Schnack, 7-6(4), 4-6, (10-8).

UCLA is off next week for final exams. The Bruins will not be in action again until a March 30 showdown with Oregon in Eugene.


Opponents Score 8-5 8-7(3) (46) Lumpkin/Stephanie Wetmore (UCLA) def. N. Abdala/Jessica Leitch (ASU) 8-1
1. (33) Schnack/Zalameda (UCLA) def. (6) Clarke/Pooler (ASU)
2. L. Abdala/Rankin (ASU) def. Joelson/McGoodwin (UCLA)
UCLA WinsDoubles Point


Opponents Score 6-3, 6-1 7-6(4), 4-6, (10-8) 6-2, 6-2 6-4, 6-1 6-3, 6-3 7-5, 6-2
1. (24) Riza Zalameda (UCLA) def. (65) Sabrina Capannolo (ASU)
2. (45) Nadia Abdala (ASU) def. (36) Yasmin Schnack (UCLA)
3. Ashley Joelson (UCLA) def. Roxanne Clarke (ASU)
4. Alex McGoodwin (UCLA) def. (122) Rebecca Rankin (ASU)
5. Elizabeth Lumpkin (UCLA) def. (115) Kady Pooler (ASU)
6. Anna-Viktoria Lind (UCLA) def. Laila Abdala (ASU)
* Denotes Clinching Match -- Order of Finish: 3, 4, 1, 5, 6, 2
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