Jan. 23, 1998
LOS ANGELES - The Utah women's tennis team lost to No. 2 ranked UCLA, 7-2 in California. Linda Engblom was the only Ute to win in singles for Utah. She upset No. 71 ranked Cristina Popescu 7-5 in the first and Popescu retired in the second.
Utah's only other team point came as the Bruins' No. 3 doubles team also retired and defaulted.
The toughest loss for the Utes came as sophomore Megan Payne fell in a hard fought three set match to No. 97 ranked Elizabeth Schmidt 6-3, 2-6, 6-4.
Results: UCLA 7 Utah 2Singles:
No. 1 Annica Cooper (UCLA) def. Anna Svedenhov (UU) 6-4, 6-2 No. 2 Elizabeth Schmidt (UCLA) def. Megan Payne (UU) 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 No. 3 Linda Engblom (UU) def. Cristina Popescu (UCLA) 7-5, ret. No. 4
Kelly Rudolph (UCLA) def. Rebecca Rushforth (UU) 6-0, 6-0 No. 5 Brandi Freudenberg (UCLA) def. Heidi Thomas (UU) 6-0, 6-3 No. 6 Kati Kocsis (UCLA) def. Linda Petersson (UU) 6-1, 6-1
No. 1 Freudenberg/Rudolph (UCLA) def. Olson/Payne (UU) 8-5 No. 2 Gray/Gray (UCLA) def. Thomas/Petersson (UU) 8-3 No. 3 Utah wins by default