Women's Tennis Falls to No. 1 UCLA in ITA Opener
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Kentucky women's tennis team lost to No. 1 UCLA, 4-0 in the first round of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) National Indoor Championships Friday in Charlottesville, Va.
The Wildcats (7-2), made their first ITA Nationals appearance since 2005 and competed against the top-seeded Bruins that featured the No. 1 doubles team and the No. 2 and No. 3 singles players in the country. With the loss, UK's seven match win streak was snapped.
Kentucky advances to Saturday's consolation round, where it faces USC at 6:30 p.m. ET. The Trojans lost to No. 7 Virginia, 4-2 on Friday.
In singles competition, Ravita lost to No. 2 Robin Anderson, 6-0, 6-1, and Kelsey Dieters lost to Kyle McPhillips, 6-1, 6-2. UCLA clinched the match with a 7-6, 6-1 win for Terri Fleming over UK's Caterina Brunamonti.
Also in singles, Sutjiadi was leading No. 3 Chanelle Van Nguyen, 6-3, 6-5, and Kirsten Lewis was ahead of No. 79 Kaitlin Ray, 6-3, 4-6. Adachi also trailed Catherine Harrison, 7-6, 3-3 when the match was clinched.
As the tournament continues Saturday vs. USC, fans can follow along with live results, video and more from the ITA Indoor National Championships on VirginiaSports.com. Additional updates can be found at ITATennis.com and on Twitter at @UKWomensTennis.
No. 1 UCLA 4, Kentucky 0
Boar's Head Sports Club, Charlottesville, Va.
February 6, 2014
Doubles (Order of finish: 1, 2)
1. #1 Catherine Harrison/Kyle McPhillips (UCLA) def. Mami Adachi/Aldila Sutjiadi (UK) 6-4
2. Robin Anderson/Terri Fleming (UCLA) def. Nadia Ravita/Taylor Lederman (UK) 7-5
3. Chanelle Van Nguyen/Kristin Wiley (UCLA) vs. E. Morin-Kougoucheff/Kirsten Lewis (UK) 5-6, unfinished
Singles (Order of finish: 1, 3, 6)
1. #2 Robin Anderson (UCLA) def. Nadia Ravita (UK) 6-0, 6-1
2. #3 Chanelle Van Nguyen (UCLA) vs. #125 Aldila Sutjiadi (UK) 3-6, 5-6, unfinished
3. Kyle McPhillips (UCLA) def. Kelsey Dieters (UK) 6-1, 6-2
4. Catherine Harrison (UCLA) vs. Mami Adachi (UK) 7-6, 3-3, unfinished
5. #79 Kaitlin Ray (UCLA) vs. Kirsten Lewis (UK) 3-6, 6-4, 0-0, unfinished
6. Terri Fleming (UCLA) def. Caterina Brunamonti (UK) 7-6, 6-1
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