The 16th-ranked UCLA women’s tennis team opens the dual-match portion of its 2022-23 season on both coasts this week, starting at home Wednesday against Loyola Marymount and finishing on the campus of Miami (Fla.) for ITA Kickoff Weekend. The midweek clash of the Bruins and Lions from Los Angeles Tennis Center begins at 1:30 p.m. PT. UCLA then hits the road for Coral Gables, Fla., where it is scheduled to meet No. 22 Iowa State Saturday at 11 a.m. PT. A matchup with No. 11 Miami (Fla.) or FIU follows Sunday.
Fans unable to attend home UCLA women’s tennis matches in person can still follow live. Live streaming and live scoring will be available for all matches played at Los Angeles Tennis Center HERE. Live results from the Neil Schiff Tennis Center will be available throughout ITA Kickoff Weekend HERE.
LAST TIME OUT
UCLA played its final contests before the start of the dual-match season at the 20th Freeman Memorial Championships on the campus of UNLV Jan. 13-15. In addition to the Bruins and host Rebels, No. 8 Stanford, No. 10 Pepperdine, No. 13 Oklahoma State and No. 18 Florida were in the field. Elise Wagle had the standout performance for UCLA, winning her singles draw. Anne-Christine Lutkemeyer, Vanessa Ong and Sasha Vagramov each prevailed in consolation play.
UCLA VS. …
UCLA has an all-time record of 26-1 versus Loyola Marymount. LMU picked up its lone victory in the Bruins’ 2022 dual-match opener. UCLA collected the doubles point without a loss, but the Lions answered prevailing in each of the first four completed singles contests. The Bruins got two singles wins after the decision was clinched, making the final score 4-3. UCLA is 12-4 against Miami (Fla.). The programs most recently met at the 2015 ITA Indoors event in Charlottesville, Va., where the Bruins triumphed 4-0 over the Hurricanes. UCLA has never posted a result versus Iowa State or FIU.
Bruins made appearances at six events, including two national ones, during the fall. There were two championship performances, as Kimmi Hance and Elise Wagle teamed to win the ITA Southwest Regional Championships doubles title in San Diego, while the combination of Vanessa Ong and Sasha Vagramov took the Dennis Rizza Classic top prize in Rolling Hills Estates, Calif. Anne-Christine Lutkemeyer, who was the top singles performer at…