No. 7 Bruins Down No. 6 Huskies, 5-2

April 9, 2004

LOS ANGELES - The seventh-ranked UCLA women's tennis team pulled off a slight upset Friday, knocking off sixth-ranked Washington, 5-2 in a Pac-10 match at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. With the win, the Bruins move their overall record to 14-6, improving to 4-1 in the Pac-10. Washington drops to 17-4 overall and 4-2 in conference play.

UCLA, winners of eight of its last nine, came out strong and dominated doubles play. One highlight of the afternoon came at the No. 1 position, where Daniela Bercek and Lauren Fisher defeated No. 4-ranked Claire Carter/Dea Sumantri, 8-3. UCLA also posted victories on court Nos. 2 and 3.

Already ahead 1-0 following doubles play, the Bruins quickly took a 2-0 advantage when Fisher defeated Saskia Nauenberg, 6-0, 6-2 at court No. 5. UCLA then enjoyed a 3-0 lead in the match when Laura Gordon defeated Stephanie Svanfeldt, 6-4, 6-1 at the No. 6 position.

Facing defeat, Washington began to rally, posting a pair of victories. The Huskies got on the board when Erin Hoe knocked off UCLA's Feriel Esseghir, 6-4, 6-0 at the No. 3 spot. That result was followed up by 29th-ranked Carter, who defeated 16th-ranked Jackie Carleton, 6-1, 6-4.

Fortunately for UCLA, those were the only two matches Washington would win, as the Bruins recorded victories on the two remaining courts. The match was clinched at the No. 4 position, where Bruin junior Sarah Gregg dispatched of Dinka Hadzic, 6-4, 6-1.

With the match already decided at 4-2 in favor of UCLA, Bercek, ranked No. 52 in the country, won the final match of the afternoon at the No. 2 spot, defeating 20th-ranked Dea Sumantri, 7-5, 4-6, (10-7).

UCLA returns to action tomorrow, hosting Washington State at the LATC beginning at Noon.


Opponents Score 8-3 8-5 Gordon/Gregg (UCLA) def. Monika Kolbovic/Nauenberg (UW) 8-7(6)
1. Bercek/Fisher (UCLA) def. (4) Carter/Sumantri (UW)
2. (26) Carleton/Esseghir (UCLA) def. Hadzic/Hoe (UW)
UCLA WinsDoubles Point


Opponents Score 6-1, 6-4 7-5, 4-6, (10-7) 6-4, 6-0 6-4, 6-1 6-0, 6-2 6-4, 6-1
1. (29) Claire Carter (UW) def. (16) Jackie Carleton (UCLA)
2. (52) Daniela Bercek (UCLA) def. (20) Dea Sumantri (UW)
3. (53) Erin Hoe (UW) def. Feriel Esseghir (UCLA)
4. Sarah Gregg (UCLA) def. Dinka Hadzic (UW)
5. Lauren Fisher (UCLA) def. Saskia Nauenberg (UW)
6. Laura Gordon (UCLA) def. Stephanie Svanfeldt (UW)
Singles Order of Finish: 5, 6, 3, 1, 4, 2
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