tennis-women-d1 flag

UCLA Athletics | January 21, 2014

No. 4 UCLA cruises, Bruins defeat UC Santa Barbara 7-0 in opener

LOS ANGELES -- UCLA cruised in its 2014 season opener on Tuesday afternoon at the Los Angeles Tennis Center, defeating visiting UC Santa Barbara by a score of 7-0.

Bruin junior Chanelle Van Nguyen played her first match at the No. 1 singles position on Tuesday, dropping just one game en route to a 6-0, 6-1 victory against April Scatliffe. Sophomore Kyle McPhillips was equally as impressive at court No. 3, winning 6-1, 6-0 against Jaimee Gilbertson. The Bruins would go on to win the remaining four singles matches in consecutive sets.

UCLA started the day with a pair of 6-1 victories at court Nos. 1 and 2 to claim the one point awarded for doubles play. Court No. 3, where UCLA was leading 4-3, was suspended once the point was clinched.

Tuesday marked the first match for both teams where the new dual-match format imposed by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association was used. There was no warm-up prior to singles or doubles. The three doubles matches were played to six, instead of eight. Also, a 10-point tiebreaker instead of a third set for singles was in effect had it reached that point.

9 of college baseball's best walk-ons

From Shane Bieber to Ozzie Smith, these nine former college baseball walk-ons made their mark on the game.
READ MORE

Colleges with most players in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame

UCLA leads all schools with seven basketball players in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
READ MORE

25 of college basketball's most important NBA Draft withdrawals

Of the 92 college basketball players returning to school after the NBA draft withdrawal deadline, NCAA.com's Andy Katz ranked the 25 most important decisions made.
READ MORE

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners