No. 15 Women's Tennis Routs No. 24 Fresno State, 7-0

Feb. 9, 2007

LOS ANGELES - The 15th-ranked UCLA women's tennis team won the doubles point and then took five of six singles matches in straight sets, cruising to a 7-0 victory over No. 24 Fresno State on Friday at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. The Bruins (4-2) improve to 9-1 all-time against the Bulldogs. Fresno State falls to 2-2 overall with the loss.

Friday's featured match came at the No. 1 singles position, where 35th-ranked Riza Zalameda of UCLA and fourth-ranked Melanie Gloria of Fresno State faced off. Despite the difference in the rankings, Zalameda had little trouble with her higher-ranked counterpart, posting a 6-2, 6-2 victory in the first match to finish. Gloria is the highest-ranked player Zalameda has beaten since she defeated second-ranked Julie Coin of Clemson in the quarterfinals of the NCAA singles championships back in 2005.

Senior captain Alex McGoodwin was next off, downing Danon Beatty by the same 6-2, 6-2 score at court No. 5. Freshman Yasmin Schnack, ranked 28th nationally, clinched the win for UCLA at court No. 3 with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Anastasia Petukhova.

Other singles winners for UCLA on Friday were Tracy Lin (court #2), Ashley Joelson (court #4) and Elizabeth Lumpkin (court #6). Lin, ranked 61st nationally, had the closest match of the day, battling back from a set down to defeat 49th-ranked Renata Kucerkova, 3-6, 6-1, (10-5).

The Bruins began the afternoon by claiming the doubles point with wins on all three courts.

UCLA's next match will be against UC Irvine on Tuesday beginning at 1:30 p.m.

Doubles

Opponents Score 9-8(2) 8-5 Lumpkin/ Stephanie Wetmore (UCLA) def. Beatty/Gloria (FSU) 8-6
Pos.
1. (17) Schnack/Zalameda (UCLA) def. Kucerkova/Petukhova (FSU)
2. Joelson/McGoodwin (UCLA) def. Heroux/Rowe (FSU)
3.
UCLA WinsDoubles Point

Singles

Opponents Score 6-2, 6-2 3-6, 6-1, (10-5) 6-1, 6-3* 6-3, 6-3 6-2, 6-2 6-3, 6-2
Pos.
1. (35) Riza Zalameda def. (4) Melanie Gloria (FSU)
2. (61) Tracy Lin (UCLA) def. (49) Renata Kucerkova (FSU)
3. (28) Yasmin Schnack (UCLA) def. Anastasia Petukhova (FSU)
4. (40) Ashley Joelson (UCLA) def. (92) Tinesta Rowe (FSU)
5. Alex McGoodwin (UCLA) def. Danon Beatty (FSU)
6. Elizabeth Lumpkin (UCLA) def. Vanessa Heroux (FSU)
* Denotes Clinching Match -- Order of Finish: 1, 5, 3, 4, 2, 6
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