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Women's Tennis Overpowers UC Santa Barbara

Feb 4, 2022
Sasha Vagramov (Photo: Ross Turteltaub)

LOS ANGELES – The No. 19 UCLA women's tennis team got its weekend underway with a 4-0 victory versus UC Santa Barbara Friday at Los Angeles Tennis Center.

The Bruins (2-2), who will travel up the coast to meet No. 5 Pepperdine Saturday (12 p.m. PT), dropped just eight games in the five matches completed with the Gauchos (1-4). Vanessa Ong clinched the overall win, backing up similar efforts by Abbey Forbes and Sasha Vagramov. Each victorious singles participant registered one 6-0 set.

Elevated to the top doubles court for their first time as a pair, Forbes and Ava Catanzarite collaborated on a 6-1 victory against Shakhnoza Khatamova and Elizaveta Volodko to get UCLA in the win column and improve their record to 3-1. Their teammates on Court 3 soon followed suit, as Vagramov and Kimmi Hance bested Filippa Bruu-Syversen and Camille Kiss by an identical 6-1 score. The victory represents Hance's first of her dual-match career.

In singles play, No. 68 Forbes stood across the Court 1 net from Khatamova once more. Forbes again made quick work of her counterpart, posting a 6-1, 6-0 win that brought the Bruins' lead to 2-0. Forbes is now 3-0 in singles play during the dual-match portion of the season.

Next off was No. 49 Vagramov, who also posted a spotless second set with a 6-3, 6-0 showing versus Kiss on Court 2 to make it 3-0. Vagramov has a team-high nine singles wins.

In her first singles appearance of the dual-match campaign, Ong provided the clinching point on Court 4. She triumphed over Amelia Honer, 6-0, 6-2, for her third-career match-deciding victory.

Tennis Match Results
UC Santa Barbara vs UCLA
2/4/2022 at Los Angeles, CA
(Los Angeles Tennis Center)

#19 UCLA 4, UC Santa Barbara 0

Singles competition
1. #68 Abbey Forbes (UCLA) def. Shakhnoza Khatamova (UCSB) 6-1, 6-0
2. #49 Sasha Vagramov (UCLA) def. Camille Kiss (UCSB) 6-3, 6-0
3. Kimmi Hance (UCLA) vs. Elizaveta Volodko (UCSB) 6-3, 1-5, unfinished
4. Vanessa Ong (UCLA) def. Amelia Honer (UCSB) 6-0, 6-2
5. Ava Catanzarite (UCLA) vs. F. Bruu-Syversen (UCSB) 3-6, 3-4, unfinished
6. Elise Wagle (UCLA) vs. Kira Reuter (UCSB) 6-2, 4-2, unfinished

Doubles competition
1. Ava Catanzarite/Abbey Forbes (UCLA) def. Shakhnoza Khatamova/Elizaveta Volodko (UCSB) 6-1
2. Vanessa Ong/Elise Wagle (UCLA) vs. Amelia Honer/Kira Reuter (UCSB) 3-4, unfinished
3. Kimmi Hance/Sasha Vagramov (UCLA) def. F. Bruu-Syversen/Camille Kiss (UCSB) 6-1

Match Notes:
UC Santa Barbara 1-4
UCLA 2-2; National ranking #19
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (1,2,4)