No. 3 UCLA Blanks Washington, 4-0
TUCSON, Ariz. -- No. 3 UCLA (29-5) advanced in the winner's bracket of the 2022 Pac-12 Championship with a 4-0 win over seventh-seeded Washington (11-19) without dropping a set on Wednesday morning at Arizona's Bear Down Beach. UCLA improved to 11-0 all-time against the Huskies with its 14th sweep of the season.
UCLA's Devon Newberry and Jaden Whitmarsh (26-5) put the Bruins on the board first with a 21-6, 21-10 win on court two over Maeve Griffin and Audra Wilmes.
Natalie Myszkowski and Sophie Moore (26-5) had little trouble with UW's Mia Savoldelli and Olivia Mikkelsen, putting the Bruins up 2-0 with a 21-6, 21-5 victory on court five.
Lea Monkhouse and Jessie Smith continued their dominant play together (8-2), winning 21-15, 21-12 on court three over Washington's Ashley Shook/Hannah Yerex to clinch the dual win for UCLA.
Lexy Denaburg and Abby Van Winkle (21-7) were also able to complete their match on court one just after UCLA clinched on three. The Bruins' court one pair posted a 21-7, 21-15 win over UW's Scarlett Dahl and Natalie Robinson.
Marlie Monserez and Rileigh Powers were unable to finish their match as the Pac-12 Championship duals are played to decision, not completion. The Bruin tandem won the first set 23-21 and were trailing 5-6 in the second set on court four against the Huskies' Emma Calle and Kyra Petersen.
The second-seeded Bruins return to action tomorrow when they face third-seeded Stanford (24-9) at 10:15 a.m. PT on the Pac-12 Networks.
No. 3 UCLA def. Washington, 4-0
Bear Down Beach • Tucson, Ariz.
Wednesday, Apr. 27, 2022 • 10:15 AM PT
Records: UCLA (29-5), UW (11-19)
1. Lexy Denaburg/Abby Van Winkle (UCLA) def. Scralett Dahl/Natalie Robinson (UW) 21-7, 21-15
2. Jaden Whitmarsh/Devon Newberry (UCLA) def. Maeve Griffin/Audra Wilmes (UW) 21-6, 21-10
3. Lea Monkhouse/Jessie Smith (UCLA) def. Ashley Shook/Hannah Yerex (UW) 21-15, 21-12
4. Marlie Monserez/Rileigh Powers (UCLA) vs. Emma Calle/Kyra Petersen (UW) 23-21, 5-6, DNF
5. Natalie Myszkowski/Sophie Moore (UCLA) def. Mia Savoldelli/Olivia Mikkelsen (UW) 21-6, 21-5
Order of finish: 2, 5, 3*, 1