SDSU Women's Tennis Falls to UCLA in NCAA Tournament
May 12, 2006
MALIBU, Calif. - The 34th-ranked San Diego State women's tennis squad fell in the first round of the NCAA tournament, 4-0, to No. 19 UCLA at Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center on the campus of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Friday afternoon. The loss ends the Aztecs' season, while the Bruins (14-6) advance to play Pepperdine in the second round.
SDSU began its 19th all-time appearance in the NCAA tournament by dropping the doubles point. The UCLA duo of Ashley Joelson and Tracy Lin tallied an 8-2 victory over Esther Cadua and Milana Yusupov at No. 3 open doubles play. Not much later, Alesya Vidov and Eliska Krausova were upended by 47th-ranked Alex McGoodwin and Elizabeth Lumpkin at the No. 2 position by the same 8-2 score to clinch the point. At the top doubles position, No. 32 Dita Hauerlandova and Sisse Nielsen were leading UCLA's 12th-ranked Riza Zalameda and Laura Gordon, 6-3, when the match was abandoned.
As the contest moved into singles play, Vidov dropped a 6-2, 6-2 decision to Zalameda at No. 2, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead. Moments after, UCLA's Gordon withstood Hauerlandova's second-set rally as she emerged victorious, 6-0, 6-4, at the No. 1 position.
With UCLA leading by three, Joelson defeated Nielsen at No. 5 in straight sets, 6-1, 6-3, giving the Bruins the necessary four points to advance to the next round. With the outcome decided, Krausova, Yusupov and Cadua each had their respective matches abandoned.
The Aztecs complete their season with a record of 16-9 (6-2 Mountain West Conference).
#19 UCLA 4, #34 San Diego State 0
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