Cougars Fall at No. 15 UCLA
LOS ANGELES – Senior Savanna Ly-Nguyen provided the lone bright spot for the Cougars as No. 15 UCLA posted a 6-1 victory over Washington State Saturday afternoon at the Los Angeles Tennis Center.
Ly-Nguyen outlasted Sasha Vagramov at No. 2 in a marathon first set, winning in a tiebreaker. After racing to a 5-0 lead in the second, Vagramov recorded a break of serve but could get no closer as Ly-Nguyen closed out a 7-6, 6-2 win to give WSU (6-12, 1-6 Pac-12) it's only victory of the match.
UCLA (10-3, 6-0) opened the day with a pair of doubles victories to take the opening point.
In singles action, the Bruins won five of six matches, all in straight sets, to clinch the team victory. At No. 1, UCLA's Abbey Forbes, ranked No. 47 nationally, closed out a 6-1, 6-4 win over No. 91 Michaela Bayerlova. Kimmie Hance, ranked No. 125, cruised past Maxine Murphy, 6-1, 6-3, at No. 3 while Elise Wagle defeated Hania Abouelsaad, 6-2, 6-4 at No. 4.
At No. 5, UCLA's Ava Catanzarite finished a 6-1, 6-4 win over Elyse Tse while at No. 6, Vanessa Ong handled Yang Lee, winning 6-2, 6-1.
The Cougars return home Friday to host California. Match time is set for 1:30 p.m.
WASHINGTON STATE TENNIS
NO. 15 UCLA 6 def. Washington State 1
April 2, 2022
Los Angeles Tennis Center
Los Angeles, Calif.
No. 1 #41 Elysia Bolton/Elise Wagle (UCLA) def. Michaela Bayerlova/Maxine Murphy (WUS) 6-2
No. 2 #33 Ava Catanzarite/Abbey Forces (UCLA) def. Savanna Ly-Nguyen/Yang Lee (WSU) 6-3
No. 3 Hania Abouelsaad/Fifa Kumhom (WSU) vs. Sasha Vagramov/Kimmie Hance (UCLA) 3-4 DNF
Order of Finish: 1,2
No. 1 #47 Abbey Forbes (UCLA) def. #91 Michaela Bayerlova (WSU 6-1, 6-4
No. 2 Savanna Ly-Nguyen (WSU) def. Sasha Vagramov (UCLA) 7-6, 6-2
No. 3 #125 Kimmie Hance (UCLA) def. Maxine Murphy (WSU) 6-1, 6-3
No. 4 Elise Wagle (UCLA) def. Hania Abouelsaad (WSU) 6-2, 6-4
No. 5 Ava Catanzarite (UCLA) def. Elyse Tse (WSU) 6-1, 6-4
No. 6 Vanessa Ong (UCLA) def. Yang Lee (WSU) 6-2, 6-1
Order of Finish: 6,3,5,4,1,2