SPORTSCOPE : Bruin Tennis Team Attempts to Keep Home Streak Alive

The No. 2-ranked UCLA men’s tennis team (14-0), which has won 49 consecutive dual matches at the on-campus Los Angeles Tennis Center, will attempt to keep the streak alive when it plays host to Michigan at 1:30 p.m. today and to San Jose State at 1:30 p.m. Monday.

On Saturday, UCLA travels to UC Irvine for a 1 p.m. match.

Last week the Bruins beat USC, 5-2, in the final of the Intercollegiate Tennis Coaches Assn.'s team indoor championships at Louisville, Ky. UCLA’s other tournament vic tories were against Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina.

The No. 3 UCLA women’s tennis team (9-0) will compete this week in the women’s portion of the ITCA team indoor championships at Madison, Wis. The Bruins open play today against No. 13 Tennessee. The final will be Sunday.


The Bruins defeated Oregon, 9-0, and Pepperdine, 7-2, last week. Undefeated UCLA singles players in dual matches are Cammie Foley (8-0), Mamie Ceniza (7-0) and Iwalani McCalla.

The No. 11 Pepperdine women’s tennis team (12-1) will play No. 4 Georgia today in the first round of the ITCA team indoor championships.

Last week the Waves beat Pacific, 8-1, and No. 12 USC, 6-1, but lost to No. 3 UCLA, 7-2. Pepperdine’s Marina Bottazzi is 13-0 in singles and teammates Janna Kovacevich and Noelle Porter are 10-0 in doubles.

The No. 16 Pepperdine men’s tennis team (9-1 at the start of the week) will play host to No. 7 California at 1:30 p.m. today and to Michigan at 1:30 p.m. Monday.

In last week’s ITCA team championships, the Waves lost to No. 18 Harvard, 5-1, but beat Utah, 8-1, and No. 20 Kansas, 6-3. Freshman Ari Nathan’s 9-1 singles record is Pepperdine’s best, and he and Ashley Naumann are a team-best 7-0 in doubles.

The Santa Monica College men’s tennis team (2-1 overall, 1-1 in Western State Conference play as the week began) will play Saturday morning at Cuesta. Last week the Corsairs beat Bakersfield, 7-2. Jean-Bernard Keen and Drake Jantzen, No. 1 and No. 2 singles for SMC, each won in straight sets.

The Santa Monica College women’s tennis team (1-1) will play host to Cuesta at 2 p.m. today. Last week the Corsairs finished third at the College of the Desert tournament.

The top-ranked USC men’s volleyball team (11-0 overall, 7-0 in the Western Intercollegiate Volleyball Assn. play) will play at Pepperdine (6-3, 3-3) at 4 p.m. Friday. The Waves are ranked No. 5 by Volleyball Monthly and No. 6 by the American Volleyball Coaches Assn.


Last week No. 3 Cal State Northridge snapped Pepperdine’s four-match winning streak by defeating the Waves in three games. Tom Sorenson had 16 kills and Dijon Douphner had 13 for the Waves.

The UCLA men’s volleyball team, ranked No. 6 by Volleyball Monthly and No. 7 by the AVCA, will play Saturday night at Stanford (4-5).

Last week the Bruins (5-4, 5-1) defeated Loyola Marymount in four games. UCLA was led by Dan Landry with 24 kills and Carl Henkel with 19.

The Santa Monica College men’s volleyball team will play host to Pierce at 7 p.m. Friday and play at Westmont at 7 p.m. Wednesday.


The top-ranked UCLA women’s softball team (15-0 as the week began) will compete this weekend in the Nevada Las Vegas invitational.

The Bruins are led by pitcher- third baseman Lisa Fernandez, who has a 5-0 record and has not given up an earned run this season. Fernandez also leads the team with a .422 batting average.

The Pepperdine baseball team (11-4-1 overall, 4-2 in West Coast Conference play as the week began) will play a three-game series this weekend at Santa Clara (9-8, 7-2). There will be a single game on Friday and a Saturday double-header.

Last week the Waves beat Cal State Long Beach, 5-4, and UCLA, 10-6, and then split a double-header against UC Irvine, losing, 4-1, and winning, 9-6. Wave pitcher Steve Montgomery had a win in relief against UCLA and a save against Irvine. For the week she worked nine innings and gave up six hits and two runs and had 13 strikeouts.


The Santa Monica College baseball team (10-9) will begin Western State Conference play with three games this week and next. The Corsairs will play host to Santa Barbara City College at 2 p.m. today, play at Pierce at 1 p.m. Saturday and entertain Bakersfield at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

SMC leaders are outfielder Paul Johnson with a .513 batting average, second baseman Damian Valdivia with a .449 average and 13 runs batted in, outfielder Sal Moreno at .370 and third baseman Mike Stella at .333 with 11 RBIs.

The UCLA men’s track team will compete at Cal State Los Angeles at 1 p.m. Saturday. The men’s hammer throw will be at 10 a.m. at West Los Angeles College.

The Bruin women’s team will compete at 9 a.m. Saturday at the San Diego State invitational.


In last week’s Long Beach Relays, the UCLA men’s 4-by-1, 600-meter relay team finished first in 17:09.23, and Tracie Millet, a top weight thrower for the Bruin women, finished first in the discus at 178-5.

The Santa Monica College women’s and men’s track teams will be the hosts of a quadrangular Western State Conference meet at 2 p.m. Friday at the college. Other teams entered are Moorpark, Bakersfield and Oxnard. The discus competition will start at 1 p.m. at Santa Monica High.

In a WSC quadrangular last week, the SMC men and women each finished third. Los Angeles Valley won the men’s meet and Los Angeles Valley and Ventura tied for first in the women’s competition. Corsair winners were Lewis Capes with a 49-8 1/2 in the shot put, William Bowling with a 6-10 in the high jump and Frederic Seydoux in the 1,500-meter run.

The UCLA women’s basketball team (13-12, 8-7 in Pacific 10 Conference play) will play host to Washington State (16-8, 8-6) at 7 p.m. Friday at Pauley Pavilion and to No. 9 Washington (20-3, 12-2) at 2 p.m. Sunday at the John Wooden Center.


Rehema Stephens has scored 1,241 points in two seasons and has moved to sixth on UCLA’s career-scoring list.