Eugene, Ore. - The sixth-ranked UCLA women's tennis team cruised to victory in its only match of the week on Friday, downing Oregon, 6-1 at the Oregon Student Tennis Center in Eugene, Ore.
UCLA (16-4; 7-2 Pac-12) claimed the doubles point with wins at court Nos. 2 and 3. After Courtney Dolehide and Kaitlin Ray won 8-2 at the No. 3 spot, Catherine Harrison and Pamela Montez clinched the point with an 8-4 win over Julia Metzger and Pascale Neubert at court No. 2.
Freshman Kyle McPhillips, who is ranked No. 71 nationally, played at the No. 1 position on Friday, downing Nicole Long, 7-5, 6-4. McPhillips is now 3-0 when playing at the No. 1 position for the Bruins.
Other straight-set winners for UCLA on the day were Ray (court No. 4) and Skylar Morton (court No. 5). UCLA's Montez and Dolehide both won in three sets at court Nos. 2 and 3, respectively.
Friday marked the first-ever dual match for redshirt senior Holly Fleming, as she appeared at the No. 6 singles position for the Bruins. She fell to Lana Buttner, 6-1, 6-4.
UCLA closes out the regular season next week, as the Bruins head across town to face USC on Thursday. First serve is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.
#6 UCLA 6, #64 Oregon 1
Apr 12, 2013 at Eugene, OR (Oregon Student Tennis Center)
1. Long/Skowronski (UO) def. #36 McPhillips/Morton (UCLA) 8-7(3)
2. Catherine Harrison/Montez (UCLA) def. Metzger/Neubert (UO) 8-4
3. Dolehide/Ray (UCLA) def. Hager/Brooke Hughes (UO) 8-2
UCLA Wins Doubles Point
1. #71 Kyle McPhillips (UCLA) def. Nicole Long (UO) 7-5, 6-4
2. Pamela Montez (UCLA) def. Patricia Skowronski (UO) 6-4, 2-6, 6-0
3. Courtney Dolehide (UCLA) def. Julia Metzger (UO) 1-6, 6-4, 6-4
4. #96 Kaitlin Ray (UCLA) def. Sofia Hager (UO) 6-2, 6-1
5. Skylar Morton (UCLA) def. Pascale Neubert (UO) 6-2, 7-5
6. Lana Buttner (UO) def. Holly Fleming (UCLA) 6-1, 6-4
UCLA 16-4; 7-2 Pac-12; National ranking #6
Oregon 12-9; 1-8 Pac-12; National ranking #64
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (4,6,5,2,1,3)