Berkeley, Calif. - The second-ranked UCLA women's tennis team notched a big road win on Friday afternoon, coming from behind to defeat No. 7 Cal, 4-3 at the Hellman Tennis Complex in Berkeley. With the win, the Bruins move to 7-1 on the season, while the Golden Bears suffer their third loss of the year and are now 3-3 overall.
Friday's match didn't begin well for the Bruins, who were swept in doubles for the first time this season. After Cal notched an 8-5 win at the No. 2 spot, the Bears clinched the point at court No. 1, where Lynn Chi and Anett Schutting downed Bruin sophomores Robin Anderson and Chanelle Van Nugyen, 9-7.
Despite the setback in doubles, UCLA actually moved out to a lead in the match by taking three of the first four matches to finish. Straight-set victories by Anderson (court No. 1), Courtney Dolehide (court No. 6) and Catherine Harrison (court No. 5) put the Bruins ahead 3-2.
Cal then tied things up when Tayler Davis edged Van Nguyen, 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 at court No. 4.
Bruin freshman Kyle McPhillips would end up clinching the win for UCLA at the No. 3 spot, as she beat Klara Fabikova, 6-3, 4-6, 7-5. The win marked McPhillips' 16th of the season, as she is now 5-0 in dual-match play.
UCLA returns to action tomorrow, facing Saint Mary's at Noon in Moraga, Calif.
#2 UCLA 4, #7 California 3
Feb 22, 2013 at Berkeley, CA (Hellman Tennis Complex)
1. Chi/Schutting (CAL) def. Anderson/Van Nguyen (UCLA) 9-7
2. #27 Fabikova/Zsofi Susanyi (CAL) def. #37 Dolehide/Montez (UCLA) 8-5
3. Davis/Laura Posylkin (CAL) def. Harrison/McPhillips (UCLA) 9-8(7)
Cal Wins Doubles Point
1. #6 Robin Anderson (UCLA) def. #30 Anett Schutting (CAL) 6-1, 6-0
2. #66 Lynn Chi (CAL) def. #56 Pamela Montez (UCLA) 6-1, 6-4
3. #42 Kyle McPhillips (UCLA) def. #113 Klara Fabikova (CAL) 6-3, 4-6, 7-5
4. Tayler Davis (CAL) def. #78 Chanelle Van Nguyen (UCLA) 1-6, 6-3, 6-4
5. #76 Catherine Harrison (UCLA) def. Kelly Chui (CAL) 6-2, 6-2
6. Courtney Dolehide (UCLA) def. Alice Duranteau (CAL) 6-1, 6-2
UCLA 7-1; National ranking #2
California 3-3; National ranking #7
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (1,6,2,5,4,3)