April 18, 2007
Los Angeles, Calif. - After winning the doubles point, the No. 19-ranked Pepperdine women's tennis team was swept in singles play by No. 12 UCLA, 6-1, Wednesday afternoon at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. The Bruins improved to 15-7 overall while the Waves fell to 16-9 with the loss.
Pepperdine came out inspired in doubles, taking a pair of quick wins at court Nos. 2 and 3 to earn the point. The Bruins' lone win came at the No. 1 position, as 26th-ranked Yasmin Schnack and Riza Zalameda downed 35th-ranked Bianca Dulgheru/Sylvia Kosakowski, 8-5.
Although the Bruins had yet to win a match this season after dropping the doubles point, UCLA came out focused in singles and quickly took control. Sophomore Ashley Joelson put the Bruins on the board first, cruising to a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Caroline Raba at court No. 4. Another straight-set victory soon followed at court No. 5, as Elizabeth Lumpkin downed Eva Dickes, 6-1, 6-3. Junior Tracy Lin then put the Bruins ahead 3-1 with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Kosakowski at court No. 2.
For the second match in a row, sophomore Anna-Viktoria Lind recorded the clinching victory for the Bruins, taking down Anete Bandere, 6-4, 6-4 at court No. 6.
With the match already decided, Zalameda (court No. 1) and Schnack (court No. 3) each posted wins. Zalameda rebounded from a tough first set, roaring back and defeat Dulgheru, 0-6, 6-0, 6-3.
Pepperdine will next be in action at the West Coast Conference Championships that begin Friday at the Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center in Malibu.
1. (26) Schnack/Zalameda (UCLA) def. (35) Dulgheru/Kosakowski (Pepp) 8-5
2. Bandere/Dickes (Pepp) def. Joelson/Alex McGoodwin (UCLA) 8-3
3. Jillian Braverman/Sabate (Pepp) def. (29) Lumpkin/Stephanie Wetmore (UCLA) 8-6
Order of Finish: 2, 3, 1 -- Pepperdine Wins Doubles Point
1. (16) Riza Zalameda (UCLA) def. (57) Bianca Dulgheru (Pepp) 0-6, 6-0, 6-3
2. (37) Tracy Lin (UCLA) def. (45) Sylvia Kosakowski (Pepp) 6-3, 6-1
3. (49) Yasmin Schnack (UCLA) def. (106) Katia Sabate (Pepp) 2-6, 6-4, (10-6)
4. (107) Ashley Joelson (UCLA) def. Caroline Raba (Pepp) 6-1, 6-4
5. Elizabeth Lumpkin (UCLA) def. Eva Dickes (Pepp) 6-1, 6-3
6. Anna-Viktoria Lind (UCLA) def. Anete Bandere (Pepp) 6-4, 6-4*
* Denotes Clinching Match - Order of Finish: 4, 5, 2, 6, 3, 1