Women's Tennis Advances To Championship Match After 4-2 Win Over Florida

May 19, 2008

Tulsa, OK - The seventh-seeded UCLA women's tennis team advanced to the NCAA Championship match for the second consecutive year, defeating sixth-seeded Florida, 4-2, in the semifinals.

The Bruins handily won the doubles point, with the No. 2 team of Elizabeth Lumpkin and Stephanie Wetmore and the No. 3 team of Alex McGoodwin and Yasmin Schnack registering a pair of 8-3 wins.

In singles on court one, eighth-ranked Riza Zalameda put UCLA ahead 2-0 with a quick 6-2, 6-1 victory over 29th-ranked Julia Cohen. The Gators, however, evened the score with wins on courts 3 and 6. Andrea Remynse on court 4 fell behind in the second set to Whitney Benik but came away with a straight-set 6-3, 6-4 victory to put UCLA one point away from the win. Lumpkin clinched the match on court 5 with a 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 victory over Marrit Boonstra.

UCLA will be making its third appearance in the Championship match in the last five years.

More details to come.

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