No. 16 UCLA Posts 6-1 Win Over No. 13 ASU

March 31, 2006

LOS ANGELES - The 16th-ranked UCLA women's tennis team remained perfect in conference play Friday, downing No. 13 ASU, 6-1 at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. With the victory, the Bruins improve to 11-2 overall and 3-0 in Pac-10 play. With the loss, the Sun Devils drop to 10-5 overall and 1-1 in the Pac-10.

UCLA, which posted a 7-0 victory over ASU in a non-conference showdown back in February, moved out to an early 1-0 lead by claiming the doubles point with victories at court Nos. 1 and 3. The point was clinched at court No. 1, where 34th-ranked Laura Gordon and Riza Zalameda downed 31st-ranked Roxanne Clarke/Kady Pooler, 8-5. The Sun Devils posted a win at court No. 2, however the point had already been decided by then.

ASU tied things up once singles play began when Clarke avenged her doubles loss by taking a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Zalameda at court No. 2. From there on out, however, it was all UCLA.

The Bruins took a 2-1 lead in the match when Elizabeth Lumpkin downed Jessica Leitch, 6-1, 6-2 at court No. 5. Within minutes of that win, UCLA's Ashley Joelson put the Bruins up 3-1 with a 6-4, 6-1 decision over Rebecca Rankin at court No. 4.

Sophomore Tracy Lin clinched the victory for UCLA at court No. 3, recording a 3-6, 6-2, 6-0 win over Pooler. With the Bruins up 4-1, Gordon (court No. 1) and Anna-Viktoria Lind (court No. 6) picked up two more singles wins to give UCLA the 6-1 victory.

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


Opponents Score 8-5 8-4 Joelson/Lin (UCLA) def. Abdala/Wendy Pilecka (ASU) 8-1
1. (34) Gordon/Zalameda (UCLA) def. (31) Clarke/Pooler (ASU)
2. Capannolo/Leitch (ASU) def. Lind/Lumpkin (UCLA)
UCLA WinsDoubles Point


Opponents Score 7-5, 6-2 6-3, 6-2 3-6, 6-2, 6-0* 6-4, 6-1 6-1, 6-2 6-3, 3-6, 6-4

1. (17) Laura Gordon (UCLA) def. (116) Sabrina Capannolo (ASU)
2. (84) Roxanne Clarke (ASU) def. (96) Riza Zalameda (UCLA)
3. (38) Tracy Lin (UCLA def. Kady Pooler (ASU)
4. (111) Ashley Joelson (UCLA) def. Rebecca Rankin (ASU)
5. Elizabeth Lumpkin (UCLA) def. Jessica Leitch (ASU)
6. (90) Anna-Viktoria Lind (UCLA) def. Laila Abdala (ASU)
* Denotes Clinching Match - Singles Order of Finish: 2, 5, 4, 3, 1, 6
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