Bruins Down Pepperdine, 6-1

Jan. 25, 2003

LOS ANGELES -The UCLA women's tennis team completed a weekend sweep of its first twodual-match opponents, defeating Pepperdine 6-1 on Saturday at the LosAngeles Tennis Center. On the doubles side, the Bruins won all threematches 8-5, claiming the afternoon's first point. UCLA also won itsfirst five singles matches before the Waves were able to secure a point.

Sara Walker turned in another sterling performance, defeatingPepperdine's Monika Horvath 6-4, 6-2 after another straight-sets victoryon Thursday against Long Beach State.

Jackie Carleton, ranked 84th nationally, was able to turn back a toughchallenge from Natalie Braverman, winning 6-2, 7-5, and Susi Wild tookdown 52nd-ranked Veronica Koksova, 6-3, 6-2.

Two other matches went to three sets before the Bruins claimed two morepoints. Sarah Gregg fought back against Charlotte Vernaz, ranked 91st inthe nation, 2-6, 6-4, 6-2. Following Carleton, freshman Laura Gordonbecame the second first-year player to win on the day, beating MerveAsimgil 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.

Pepperdine's lone point came on court six, where Karin Schlapbach gotpast UCLA's Anya Loncaric, 6-4, 7-5

UCLA's next opponent will be UC Irvine on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at theLos Angeles Tennis Center, while cross-town rival USC will visit onFriday at 1:30 p.m.

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