Bruins Edge Huskies, 4-3
April 13, 2002
Los Angeles - The No. 8-ranked UCLA women's tennis team completed its sweep of the Washington schools Saturday, edging No. 20 Washington, 4-3 at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. UCLA, which beat Washington State on Friday, improves to 15-3 overall and 5-1 in Pac-10 play. The Huskies fall to 13-9 overall and 1-6 in conference action.
Unlike its doubles battle with the Cougars on Friday, UCLA didn't have too much trouble in doubles play on Saturday, winning on all three courts. At the No. 1 position, the Bruins' top team of Megan Bradley / Lauren Fisher notched an 8-2 decision over Washington's Claire Carter/Darija Klaic. At No. 3 doubles, Mariko Fritz-Krockow and Catherine Hawley turned in a dominating performance of their own, downing UW's Andrea Coulter/Ilona Kordonskaya, 8-3. The closest doubles match of the day came at the No. 2 position where UCLA's Sarah Gregg and Sara Walker defeated Colleen Gray and Dea Sumantri, 9-8.
In singles play, Bradley battled back from a set down to defeat Carter, 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 at the No. 1 position. In the No. 2 slot, Walker dropped only one game, cruising to a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Kordonskaya. The only other Bruin to register a straight-set performance on the day was Fritz-Krockow, who defeated Kathy Chi, 6-2, 6-0 at No. 6 singles.
At the No. 4 position, UW's Gray put the Huskies on the board, registering a 6-4, 6-2 showing over Fisher. With the match already over and the Bruins ahead 4-1, the Huskies rallied to win the final two matches of the afternoon. Coulter defeated Hawley, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the No. 5 slot and Sumantri edged Gregg, 6-2, 6-7, 1-0 (12-10) in the No. 3 position.
UCLA rounds out the 2002 regular season at home next weekend, hosting Stanford on Friday at 1:30 p.m. and Cal on Saturday beginning at Noon. Both matches are at the Los Angeles Tennis Center.