No. 7 Bruins Down Washington State, 6-1

April 10, 2004

LOS ANGELES - The seventh-ranked UCLA women's tennis team picked up its second conference win in as many days Saturday, defeating Washington State, 6-1 at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. With the win, the Bruins improve to 15-6 overall and 5-1 in Pac-10 play. The Cougars drop to 5-14 overall and 1-6 in conference action.

The Bruins jumped out to an early 1-0 lead after sweeping all three doubles matches to claim the one point awarded for doubles play.

In singles action, Bruin freshman Daniela Bercek, playing her first-ever match at the No. 1 position, defeated Lorena Arias, 6-3, 6-4. At the No. 2 position, sophomore Jackie Carleton won in three sets, defeating Orsolya Sallai, 7-6, 1-6, 6-2.

The Cougars picked up their only win of the day at the No. 3 position, where Nora Gaal defeated UCLA's Feriel Esseghir, 6-0, 6-4.

Led by straight set winner Laura Gordon, the bottom half of the Bruin lineup took care of business. Gordon defeated Amy Toth, 6-0, 6-2 at the No. 5 position, while Sarah Gregg at No. 4 and Nina Yaftali at No. 5 both won in three sets.

The Bruins round out the regular season at home next week, hosting top-ranked Stanford on Friday at 1:30 p.m. and No. 11 Cal on Saturday at Noon.


Opponents Score 8-1 8-2 Gordon/Gregg (UCLA) def. Gaal/Toth (WSU) 8-3
1. Bercek/ Lauren Fisher (UCLA) def. Martinez/Sallai (WSU)
2. (26) Carleton/Esseghir (UCLA) def. Arias/Zsofia Fodor (WSU)
UCLA WinsDoubles Point


Opponents Score 6-3, 6-4 7-6, 1-6, 6-2 6-0, 6-4 6-2, 2-6, 6-2 6-0, 6-2 6-7, 6-2, 7-6
1. (52) Daniela Bercek (UCLA) def. Lorena Arias (WSU)
2. (16) Jackie Carleton (UCLA) def. Orsolya Sallai (WSU)
3. Nora Gaal (WSU) def. Feriel Esseghir (UCLA)
4. Sarah Gregg (UCLA) def. Chris Martinez (WSU)
5. Laura Gordon (UCLA) def. Amy Toth (WSU)
6. Nina Yaftali (UCLA) def. Nelly Dvornicka (WSU)
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