Top-Ranked Stanford Downs UCLA, 5-2
April 21, 2001
Los Angeles -- Despite singles victories from Bruin freshmen Lauren Fisher and Mariko Fritz-Krockow, the UCLA women's tennis team couldn't pull off the upset over top-ranked Stanford Saturday, falling 5-2 at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. With the loss, UCLA falls to 6-17 on the year and 3-4 in Pac-10 play. Stanford, the nation's only undefeated team, improves to 24-0 on the year.
The Cardinal took a quick 1-0 lead following victories on all three doubles courts to earn the one point awarded for doubles play. In the closest match of the afternoon, UCLA's Fisher and Petya Marinova nearly knocked off the nation's No. 1 doubles team of Lauren Barnikow and Lauren Kalvaria, falling 8-6.
In singles, Fisher needed three sets to beat Barnikow, 6-3, 2-6, 6-2 at No. 4 singles, while Fritz-Krockow registered a straight set 6-3, 7-6(4) victory over Keiko Tokuda at No. 5 singles.
UCLA will host Oregon on April 25 in its final regular season match of the 2001 season. Following that match, the Bruins head to Ojai, Calif. for the Pac-10 Championships, April 26-29.