“I am pleased with the way we competed,” head coach Vicky Maes said. “But we had our opportunities and didn't convert. Against teams like this, we cannot afford to play loose points. We need to step up and do better tomorrow.”
In doubles play, junior’s Kasia Jakowlew and Jessie Rochefort fell to UCLA’s Tracy Lin and Ashley Joelson, 8-3. On court two, freshman Danielle Steinberg and sophomore Camelia Todorova were unable to stay undefeated on the year, as they fell to Alex McGoodwin and Elizabeth Lumpkin, 8-6, giving the Bruins the doubles point. In the first position, senior Stephanie Balzert and sophomore Juliette Mavroleon put up a good fight against UCLA’s Riza Zalameda and Laura Gordon, but were not able to pull through and fell 8-6, giving UCLA the sweep.
In singles play, in first position, No. 92 Balzert won her first set, 3-6 before dropping the next two sets, 6-1, 6-2. In the number two slot, Steinberg dropped her first singles match of the year, falling 6-1, 6-4, to No. 33 Gordon. The Wildcats looked to pick up their first point on court five, as freshman Tina Razloznik won the second set, 6-4, over No. 100 Joelson. After pushing it to a third set, Razloznik fell 6-2.
1. Zalameda/Gordon (UCLA) def. Balzert/Mavroleon (UA) 8-6
2. McGoodwin/Lumpkin (UCLA) def. Steingberg/Todorova (UA) 8-6
3. Lin/Joelson (UCLA) def. Jakowlew/Rochefort (UA) 8-3
1. Riza Zalameda (UCLA) def. Stephanie Balzert (UA) 3-6, 6-1, 6-2
Final Score 7-0 (UCLA)