UCLA: Skylar Morton

The UCLA women's tennis team fell one victory short in its quest for a national championship, as the top-seeded Bruins lost to Florida 4-0 in the NCAA final Tuesday at the University of Georgia.

It is the second consecutive title for Florida (27-1), which knocked UCLA out in the semifinals last year. The Bruins (26-3) were seeking their third national title, but it wasn't to be. UCLA lost the doubles point and never really recovered as Florida posted straight-sets victories at No. 2, No. 4 and No. 5 singles to clinch the match. Full results are available here.

"[Florida] played with a lot of energy and fire," UCLA coach Stella Sampras Webster said. "I think we had some chances at 2 and 3, but they played well. They won a lot of the big points. Losing that doubles point was tough. We knew they were a very strong team and they are very deep, but we still felt like we could win this."

No. 1 singles player Robin Anderson was the standout for UCLA in the final, as she held a 6-4, 5-2 lead over Allie Will, the nation's top-ranked singles player, when Florida finished the match. Anderson, a freshman, earned all-tournament honors at No. 1 singles and UCLA's Courtney Dolehide and Pamela Montez earned the all-tournament selection at No. 2 doubles.

Anderson is seeded No. 4 in the NCAA singles tournament, which begins Wednesday. She is also teaming with Skylar Morton in the doubles competition. Dolehide and Montez are also entered in the NCAA doubles tournament.
The top-seeded UCLA women's tennis team defeated California, 4-1, in an NCAA quarterfinal Saturday at the University of Georgia, setting up a rematch with No. 5 USC Monday in the semifinals.

Cal and USC were the only teams to defeat UCLA (25-2) this season, though UCLA has won two of the three meetings with USC this season.

The Bruins secured the doubles point when the teams of McCall Jones-Carling Seguso and Courtney Dolehide-Pamela Montez posted 8-4 victories. Skylar Morton, Montez and Seguso then posted straight-sets victories in singles to clinch the match.

Full results are available here.

It is the second consecutive season the Bruins have reached the NCAA semifinals. Last year, they lost to eventual national champion Florida.



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