Women's Tennis Advances To Championship Match After 4-2 Win Over Florida
May 19, 2008
Tulsa, OK - The seventh-seeded UCLA women's tennis team advanced to the NCAA Championship match for the second consecutive year, defeating sixth-seeded Florida, 4-2, in the semifinals.
In singles on court one, eighth-ranked Riza Zalameda put UCLA ahead 2-0 with a quick 6-2, 6-1 victory over 29th-ranked Julia Cohen. The Gators, however, evened the score with wins on courts 3 and 6. Andrea Remynse on court 4 fell behind in the second set to Whitney Benik but came away with a straight-set 6-3, 6-4 victory to put UCLA one point away from the win. Lumpkin clinched the match on court 5 with a 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 victory over Marrit Boonstra.
UCLA will be making its third appearance in the Championship match in the last five years.
More details to come.