No. 3 UCLA Blanks USD in Return to Outdoor Play
SAN DIEGO -- The No. 3 UCLA women's tennis team returned to the outdoor courts Saturday afternoon and left the Skip and Cindy Hogan Tennis Center a 7-0 winner over San Diego.
The Bruins (5-1) came out on top of each match played, with five of the six singles decisions finished in straight sets. Abi Altick clinched the overall win.
Annette Goulak and Vivian Wolff collected their fourth win in five matches, doubling up Kati Kukaras and Maria Tyrina on Court 2, 6-3.
On Court 3, Abi Altick and Taylor Johnson continued their hot start to 2021. The pair earned a 6-2 victory over Abigail Desiatnikov and Jordyn McBride to improve its record to 3-0 and lock up the doubles point.
The top-court match was also completed, as Abbey Forbes and Jada Hart took care of business in their debut as a partnership. The pair defeated Solymar Colling and Elizabeth Goldsmith by a 6-4 score.
Wolff got UCLA started in singles play with her first win as a Bruin, posting a pair of 6-3 sets against 124th-ranked Elizabeth Goldsmith on Court 2.
In a ranked matchup on Court 1, No. 7 Forbes dispatched of No. 61 Colling in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3. Forbes has already knocked off four nationally-ranked singles opponents in five tries in 2021.
Altick, who had her first five singles matches left unfinished, registered a 6-3, 6-3 defeat of Jordyn McBride on Court 3 to seal the win.
In her first singles play of 2021, Johnson dealt Victoria Kalaitzis a 6-2, 7-5 loss on Court 6. No. 113 Sasha Vagramov, who was also making her first singles appearance of the season, gave the Bruins their third 6-3, 6-3 win of the day against Kukaras on Court 5.
Goulak finished UCLA's perfect day on Court 4, where she dropped the first set against Desiatnikov before recovering for a 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-2) victory.
The Bruins return to action Saturday, Feb. 20 with a non-conference road match against No. 19 California. First serve from Hellman Tennis Complex is set for 12 p.m., PT.
Tennis Match Results
UCLA vs San Diego
2/13/2021 at San Diego, CA
(Skip and Cindy Hogan Tennis Center)
#3 UCLA 7, San Diego 0
1. #7 Abbey Forbes (UCLA) def. #61 Solymar Colling (USD) 6-4, 6-3
2. Vivian Wolff (UCLA) def. #124 Elizabeth Goldsmith (USD) 6-3, 6-3
3. Abi Altick (UCLA) def. Jordyn McBride (USD) 6-3, 6-3
4. Annette Goulak (UCLA) def. Abigail Desiatnikov (USD) 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-2)
5. #113 Sasha Vagramov (UCLA) def. Kati Kukaras (USD) 6-3, 6-3
6. Taylor Johnson (UCLA) def. Victoria Kalaitzis (USD) 6-2, 7-5
1. Abbey Forbes/Jada Hart (UCLA) def. Solymar Colling/Elizabeth Goldsmith (USD) 6-4
2. Annette Goulak/Vivian Wolff (UCLA) def. Kati Kukaras/Maria Tyrina (USD) 6-3
3. Abi Altick/Taylor Johnson (UCLA) def. Abigail Desiatnikov/Jordyn McBride (USD) 6-3
San Diego 1-1
UCLA 5-1; National ranking #3
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (2,1,3,6,5,4)