No. 12 Women's Tennis Downs No. 19 Pepperdine, 6-1

April 18, 2007

LOS ANGELES - The No. 12 UCLA women's tennis team lost the doubles point but rebounded strong in singles play, winning all six matches to earn a 6-1 victory over No. 19 Pepperdine at the Los Angeles Tennis Center on Wednesday. The Bruins, who round out the regular season at No. 8 USC this Saturday, improve to 15-7 overall. The Waves fall to 16-9 with the loss.

Pepperdine came out inspired in doubles, taking a pair of quick wins at court Nos. 2 and 3 to earn the point. The Bruins' lone win came at the No. 1 position, as 26th-ranked Yasmin Schnack and Riza Zalameda downed 35th-ranked Bianca Dulgheru/Sylvia Kosakowski, 8-5.

Although the Bruins had yet to win a match this season after dropping the doubles point, UCLA came out focused in singles and quickly took control. Sophomore Ashley Joelson put the Bruins on the board first, cruising to a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Caroline Raba at court No. 4. Another straight-set victory soon followed at court No. 5, as Elizabeth Lumpkin downed Eva Dickes, 6-1, 6-3. Junior Tracy Lin then put the Bruins ahead 3-1 with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Kosakowski at court No. 2.

For the second match in a row, sophomore Anna-Viktoria Lind recorded the clinching victory for the Bruins, taking down Anete Bandere, 6-4, 6-4 at court No. 6.

With the match already decided, Zalameda (court No. 1) and Schnack (court No. 3) each posted wins. Zalameda rebounded from a tough first set, roaring back and defeat Dulgheru, 0-6, 6-0, 6-3.

UCLA's match with No. 8 USC on Saturday will begin at Noon and will take place at the Marks Tennis Stadium on the campus of USC.


Opponents Score 8-5 8-3 Jillian Braverman/Sabate (Pepp) def. (29) Lumpkin/Stephanie Wetmore (UCLA) 8-6
1. (26) Schnack/Zalameda (UCLA) def. (35) Dulgheru/Kosakowski (Pepp)
2. Bandere/Dickes (Pepp) def. Joelson/ Alex McGoodwin (UCLA)
Pepperdine WinsDoubles Point


Opponents Score 0-6, 6-0, 6-3 6-3, 6-1 2-6, 6-4, (10-6) 6-1, 6-4 6-1, 6-3 6-4, 6-4*
1. (16) Riza Zalameda (UCLA) def. (57) Bianca Dulgheru (Pepp)
2. (37) Tracy Lin (UCLA) def. (45) Sylvia Kosakowski (Pepp)
3. (49) Yasmin Schnack (UCLA) def. (106) Katia Sabate (Pepp)
4. (107) Ashley Joelson (UCLA) def. Caroline Raba (Pepp)
5. Elizabeth Lumpkin (UCLA) def. Eva Dickes (Pepp)
6. Anna-Viktoria Lind (UCLA) def. Anete Bandere (Pepp)
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