No. 7 UCLA Downs Buffalo, 4-0 in NCAA First Round

May 9, 2008

LOS ANGELES - The seventh-seeded UCLA women's tennis team cruised in its opening match at the NCAA Tennis Championships on Friday, defeating Buffalo, 4-0 in regional play at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. The Bruins (19-5) will face Devner (23-2) in Saturday's second round at 3:00 p.m., with the winner advancing to next week's round of 16 in Tulsa, Okla. The Pioneers defeated Long Beach State, 4-0 in their first-round encounter on Friday morning.

UCLA picked up the doubles point with a pair of convincing wins at court Nos. 1 and 3. After Alex McGoodwin and Yasmin Schnack took care of business with an 8-1 decision at court No. 3, top-ranked Tracy Lin and Riza Zalameda clinched the point with an 8-2 victory over Buffalo's Denise Harijanto/Diana Popescu. It marked the 19th time in 24 matches this season that the Bruins have won the point.

UCLA continued to dominate Buffalo (12-9) in singles, quickly taking three straight wins to clinch the victory. First to finish was senior Elizabeth Lumpkin at court No. 5, as she didn't drop a game en route to a 6-0, 6-0 win over Diana Toia. That win was followed by a 6-0, 6-1 decision by Lin at court No. 2.

Freshman Andrea Remynse clinched the win for the Bruins in her first-ever NCAA match, taking a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Smaranda Stan at court No. 4.

Schnack and McGoodwin were both leading comfortably in their matches when play was suspended. McGoodwin was actually at match point, up 6-1, 5-1 over Tina Jacob at court No. 6. Zalameda had lost the first set against Andreea Novaceanu at court No. 1, but was leading 4-0 in the second.


Opponents Score 8-2 6-3 Susp. McGoodwin/Schnack (UCLA) def. Jacob/Novaceanu (UB) 8-1
1. (1) Lin/Zalameda (UCLA) def. Harijanto/Popescu (UB)
2. Lumpkin/Stephanie Wetmore (UCLA) led Stan/Toia (UB)
UCLA WinsDoubles Point -- Order of Finish: 3, 1


Opponents Score 6-4, 0-4 Susp. 6-0, 6-1 6-3, 3-1 Susp. 6-0, 6-1* 6-0, 6-0 6-1, 5-1 Susp.
1. Andreea Novaceanu (BU) led (8) Riza Zalameda (UCLA)
2. (30) Tracy Lin (UCLA) def. Denise Harijanto (BU)
3. (42) Yasmin Schnack (UCLA) led Aleksandra Popescu (BU)
4. (54) Andrea Remynse (UCLA) def. Smaranda Stan (BU)
5. (105) Elizabeth Lumpkin (UCLA) def. Diana Toia (BU)
6. (124) Alex McGoodwin (UCLA) led Tina Jacob (BU)
* Denotes Clinching Match -- Order of Finish: 5, 2, 4
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