Bruins Down Washington, 5-2 for 17th-Straight Win
LOS ANGELES - The top-ranked UCLA women's tennis team posted its 17th-straight victory on Friday afternoon, registering a 5-2 win over Washington at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. With the result, UCLA improves its record to 17-0 overall and 4-0 in the Pac-12. The Huskies see their record fall to 6-8 and 0-5 in the conference play.
Friday marked the 16th time in 17 matches that UCLA has captured the doubles point, as the Bruins posted wins at court Nos. 1 and 2. Robin Anderson and Skylar Morton, who are listed at No. 11 in the latest ITA Doubles Rankings, improved to 18-5 overall and 6-2 at the No. 1 position when they downed Capucine Gregoire and Samantha Smith, 8-2. UCLA's McCall Jones and Carling Seguso followed that up with an 8-5 win of their own at court No. 2 to secure the point.
Freshman Kaitlin Ray, who did not play doubles, was first to finish her singles match, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Adrijana Pavlovic at court No. 6. Wins by Anderson and Seguso soon followed, giving UCLA an insurmountable 4-0 lead. Morton was also a singles winner for UCLA on Friday, downing Gregoire, 6-4, 3-6, (10-8) at court No. 3.
The Huskies earned their two points on the day with wins at court Nos. 2 and 4. Bruin freshman Chanelle Van Nguyen saw her dual-match winning streak come to an end on Friday, as she fell to Julija Lukac, 3-6, 6-3, (10-8). Van Nguyen had won 16 matches in a row heading into the afternoon.
UCLA returns to action tomorrow, hosting Oregon at Noon.
#1 UCLA 5, #48 Washington 2
Mar 30, 2012 at Los Angeles, CA (Los Angeles Tennis Center)
1. #11 Anderson/Morton (UCLA) def. Gregoire/Smith (WASH) 8-2
2. McCall Jones/Seguso (UCLA) def. Natali Coronel/Lukac (WASH) 8-5
3. Nemcevic/Shimizu (WASH) def. Montez/Van Nguyen (UCLA) 8-5
UCLA Wins Doubles Point
1. #6 Robin Anderson (UCLA) def. Andjela Nemcevic (WASH) 6-0, 6-3
2. Samantha Smith (WASH) def. #87 Pamela Montez (UCLA) 6-3, 6-2
3. #116 Skylar Morton (UCLA) def. Capucine Gregoire (WASH) 6-4, 3-6, (10-8)
4. Julija Lukac (WASH) def. #84 Chanelle Van Nguyen (UCLA) 3-6, 6-3, (10-8)
5. Carling Seguso (UCLA) def. Riko Shimizu (WASH) 6-2, 6-2
6. #103 Kaitlin Ray (UCLA) def. Adrijana Pavlovic (WASH) 6-0, 6-0
Washington 6-8; 0-5 Pac-12; National ranking #48
UCLA 17-0; 4-0 Pac-12; National ranking #1
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (6,1,5,2,4,3)