Ninth-Ranked Bruins Blank Cougars, 7-0

March 7, 2008

LOS ANGELES - Playing its first Pac-10 counting match of the season on Friday, the No. 9 UCLA women's tennis team cruised to a 7-0 victory over Washington State at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. The Bruins, (10-4; 1-0 Pac-10) improve their all-time record over the Cougars to 14-1. With the loss, Washington State falls to 10-4 overall and 0-3 in Pac-10 play.

UCLA dropped a total of just four games in three doubles matches, clinching the point when Ashley Joelson and Yasmin Schnack downed Bianca Selaru/Aleksandra Stefanova, 8-1 at court No. 3.

After Stephanie Wetmore and Elizabeth Lumpkin put the Bruins up 3-0 with a pair of straight-set wins, freshman Andrea Remynse clinched the win for UCLA at the No. 3 spot, defeating Ekaterina Kamendova, 6-2, 6-1.

In the only match featuring two ranked players Friday, seventh-ranked Riza Zalameda downed No. 44 Ekaterina Burduli, 6-3, 6-0 at court No. 1. Joelson and Tracy Lin were also straight-set winners.

UCLA returns to action tomorrow, hosting Washington at 11:00 a.m.

Doubles

Opponents Score 8-3 8-0 Joelson/Yasmin Schnack (UCLA) def. Selaru/Stefanova (WSU) 8-1
Pos.
1. (15) Lin/Zalameda (UCLA) def. Burduli/Kamendova (WSU)
2. (51) Lumpkin/ Wetmore (UCLA) def. Cekic/Marina Nicolas (WSU)
3.
UCLA WinsDoubles Point -- Order of Finish: 2, 3, 1

Singles

Opponents Score 6-3, 6-0 6-2, 6-1 6-2, 6-1* 6-4, 6-3 6-2, 6-1 6-0, 6-2
Pos.
1. (7) Riza Zalameda (UCLA) def. (44) Ekaterina Burduli (WSU)
2. (58) Tracy Lin (UCLA) def. Aleksandra Stefanova (WSU)
3. (36) Andrea Remynse (UCLA) def. Ekaterina Kamendova (WSU)
4. Ashley Joelson (UCLA) def. Bianca Selaru (WSU)
5. (56) Elizabeth Lumpkin (UCLA) def. Aleksandra Cekic (WSU)
6. Stephanie Wetmore (UCLA) def. Jessica Gomez (WSU)
* Denotes Clinching Match -- Order of Finish: 6, 5, 3, 1, 2, 4
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