No. 11 Cal, No. 12 Stanford on Tap for Women's Tennis Team
April 1, 2010
Bruins Head to the Bay Area
The No. 7 UCLA women's tennis team (16-2; 3-0 Pac-10) makes one of its most important road trips of the season this week, taking on No. 11 Cal and No. 12 Stanford in a pair of crucial conference matchups in the Bay Area. Play begins on Friday with the Bruins facing the Golden Bears (13-4; 1-1 Pac-10) at 1:30 p.m. in Berkeley. UCLA and Cal have already faced off twice this season, with the Golden Bears taking a 4-3 victory at the ITA National Team Indoors on Feb. 13, and the Bruins taking a 4-3 win of their own at the Los Angeles Tennis Center on Feb. 28. Following its match with Cal, UCLA then heads to Stanford on Saturday, taking on the Cardinal (13-1; 2-0 Pac-10) at Noon. The Bruins registered a 6-1 victory over the Cardinal on Feb. 26 at the LATC, marking Stanford's only loss to date.
Following the Bruins on the Road
Both Stanford and Cal offer live streaming video for their matches. Click below to access each team's service. In addition, fans can follow the team with periodic updates on the UCLA Women's Tennis Twitter page.
UCLA Looks to End Stanford's Home Winning Streak
Barring a USC upset over Stanford on Friday, UCLA will have the chance to do what no other team has been able to accomplish in more than 10 years: beat the Cardinal on their home courts. Stanford takes a 158-match home winning streak into this week's contests at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium. The last time the Cardinal lost at home was back on Feb. 27, 1999, when No. 4 Cal pulled off a 5-4 upset. It is recognized as the longest active home winning streak in NCAA Division I athletics.
UCLA at No. 7 in Latest ITA Rankings
Despite two wins over the weekend UCLA moved from No. 5 to No. 7 in the latest ITA Team Rankings released on Tuesday. Individual rankings were also released, and Yasmin Schnack is the team's highest ranked singles player at No. 5. Andrea Remynse (#31) and Noelle Hickey (#43) are also ranked in singles. In doubles, Remynse and Schnack check in at No. 4. Complete ITA Rankings can be found HERE.
Johansson, Montez Perfect in Dual Matches
UCLA's Maya Johansson and freshman Pamela Montez are both undefeated in dual-match singles play. Johansson, who has played at the Nos. 4-6 positions, owns a 14-0 records in dual matches and is 17-6 overall on the season. Montez, who has played as high as No. 3 this year, is 13-0 in dual matches and 16-6 overall. Both players currently own 14-match winning streaks.
USC Match Set for April 16
UCLA's biggest home match of the season is slated for April 16, as No. 18 USC visits the Los Angeles Tennis Center at 1:30 p.m. The Bruins already own a 4-3 victory over the Women of Troy in a match played at USC back on March 3, however the April 16 showdown is the one that will count in the Pac-10 standings.
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