No. 4 Baylor Clips No. 11 UCLA, 5-2
Feb. 26, 2008
LOS ANGELES - The No. 11 UCLA women's tennis team swept doubles play but only won one singles match on Tuesday, as No. 4 Baylor came back for a 5-2 victory in a non-conference showdown at the Los Angeles Tennis Center.
The Bruins (8-3) came out inspired in doubles, cruising to wins in all three matches to take a 1-0 lead into singles play. UCLA picked up a huge win at court No. 1, where 30th-ranked Tracy Lin and Riza Zalameda upset No. 4 Lenka Broosova/Zuzana Zemenova, 8-3. Zalameda's normal partner at the top doubles position, Yasmin Schnack, is still out with an injury, but could return as soon as this weekend.
Despite the setback in doubles, Baylor (9-1) came out strong in singles, quickly tying the match at court No. 6 when Karolina Filipiak downed Bruin junior Anna-Viktoria Lind, 6-3, 6-1. The Bears would take a 2-1 lead not long after, as Zemenova, ranked No. 24, pulled off the upset over No. 10 Zalameda, 6-2, 6-2 at court No. 1.
UCLA quickly realized it was going to have to pull off at least one third set win for any chance to take the match, as Baylor won the first set on four of six courts,. The Bears never let it get that close, however, as wins by Jelena Stanivuk (court No. 4) and Broosova (court No. 2) clinched the dual-match victory. Broosova, ranked No. 18 nationally, picked up the match-clinching win with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Lin.
Bruin senior Elizabeth Lumpkin picked up UCLA's lone singles win on the afternoon, as she took a 6-2, 1-6, 6-1 victory over 37th-ranked Jana Bielikova at court No. 5. Lumpkin is now a perfect 11-0 in dual matches this season.
UCLA will look to rebound this weekend, as the Bruins host No. 6 Stanford on Friday at 1:30 p.m., and No. 8 Cal on Saturday at Noon.
|1.||(30) Lin/Zalameda (UCLA) def. (4) Broosova/Zemenova (BU)|
|2.||(49) Lumpkin/ Stephanie Wetmore (UCLA) def. Ormond/Stanivuk (BU)|
|UCLA WinsDoubles Point -- Order of Finish: 1, 3, 2|
|1.||(24) Zuzana Zemenova (BU) def. (10) Riza Zalameda (UCLA)|
|2.||(18) Lenka Broosova (BU) def. Tracy Lin (UCLA)|
|3.||(22) Taylor Ormond (BU) def. (27) Andrea Remynse (UCLA)|
|4.||Jelena Stanivuk (BU) def. Ashley Joelson (UCLA)|
|5.||Elizabeth Lumpkin (UCLA) def. (37) Jana Bielikova (BU)|
|6.||Karolina Filipiak (BU) def. Anna-Viktoria Lind (UCLA)|
|* Denotes Clinching Match -- Order of Finish: 6, 1, 4, 2, 5, 3|