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Women’s Tennis Set to Open Conference Play in Washington

Women's Tennis Set to Open Conference Play in Washington

The UCLA women’s tennis team (3-2) commences the Pac-12 portion of its schedule in the Pacific Northwest, where it is set to face Washington Friday and Washington State Sunday. First serve from Nordstrom Tennis Center in Seattle is slated for 1:30 p.m. PT, while the start time from Simmelink Tennis Courts at Hollingbery Fieldhouse, home of the Cougars, is 11 a.m. The Bruins are attempting to complete their first match since Feb. 16.


Live video and up-to-the-minute results from Seattle will be available HERE. Live streams from Pullman, Wash. can be found HERE, while live scoring will be accessible HERE. The Simmelink Tennis Courts at Hollingberry Fieldhouse, home of Washington State, is made up of four courts.


UCLA had its non-conference match at crosstown rival USC twice postponed due to rain. It will likely be made up in mid-March. The Bruins were most recently in action Feb. 16, when they rolled to a 7-0 victory against CSUN. Anne-Christine Lutkemeyer turned in the first clinching win of her career, while Ava Catanzarite, Kimmi Hance, Vanessa Ong, Sasha Vagramov and Elise Wagle each prevailed twice. The Matadors sent one match to a third set, but Vagramov triumphed in a 10-point tiebreaker.


UCLA women’s tennis possesses an all-time record of 31-3 against Washington. The programs split two decisions – both at Los Angeles Tennis Center – in 2022. The Huskies prevailed by a 4-3 score in an ITA Kickoff Weekend championship match (Jan. 29). After dropping the doubles point, the Bruins ran off three consecutive singles wins. UW countered by taking the final three, including the three-set clincher by Nika Zupancic on Court 3. UCLA is 28-2 versus Washington State. In an April 2, 2022 meeting at LATC, the Bruins logged a 6-1 victory in which the Cougars did not get on the board until the final match was completed. Clincher Ava Catanzarite joined Abbey Forbes and Elise Wagle in posting two-win days.


The latest ITA National Singles and Doubles Rankings came out Tuesday, Feb. 21 and feature four Bruins. Leading the way on the singles list is Fangran Tian, at a career-high No. 57. Ava Catanzarite is listed at No. 64, while Kimmi Hance checked in at No. 84. The tandem of Hance and Elise Wagle rose to No. 6 for doubles – a career high…

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