Kohlloeffel leads Bruins’ surge at ITA West Regionals

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Three UCLA doubles teams – Kohlloeffel and Philipp Gruendler, Dehaine and Aaron Yovan, and Surapol and Jeremy Drean – advanced to semifinals. Pepperdine’s Rico and Lovrak will meet top-seeded Kohlloeffel and Gruendler. WOMEN’S TENNIS: FINK LEADS LOCALS INTO QUARTERS Top-seeded Amanda Fink, a freshman from Calabasas High, romped into the quarterfinals at the ITA West Region women’s tennis championships in San Diego. Fink scored straight-sets wins over UC Santa Barbara’s Andrea Pintar (6-0, 6-0), Cal State Northridge’s Silvia Gutierrez (6-1, 7-5) and UCLA’s Tracy Lin (6-1, 7-6) to reach a quarterfinal match today against UCLA’s Laura Gordon. Fink’s Trojans teammates Anca Anastasiu, Judy DeVera and Dianne Matias and Pepperdine’s Bianca Dulgheru also advanced to the final eight. Mathieu Dehaine, a 3-6, 6-1, 6-0 victor over Arizona State’s Chris Biro, is the third UCLA player in the final eight. He’ll face ASU’s Ryan McBride. Pepperdine’s Pedro Rico, the second seed, and Richard Johnson also reached the quarterfinals. Three UCLA players, led by top-seeded Ben Kohlloeffel, on Friday reached the quarterfinals of the ITA West Regional men’s tennis championships at Pepperdine University. Kohlloeffel beat Pepperdine’s Ivor Lovrak 6-2, 2-6, 6-2 to advance to a showdown today against teammate Chris Surapol, a 6-1, 6-2 winner over UCLA’s Michael Look. center_img WOMEN’S SOCCER: CSUN KEEPS TOURNAMENT HOPES ALIVE Leila Pate’s goal 43 seconds into overtime lifted Cal State Northridge’s women’s soccer team to a 4-3 victory over visiting Cal Poly, keeping the Matadors’ hopes alive to reach the Big West Conference postseason tournament. CSUN (11-5-0 overall, 3-3-0 Big West) twice rallied from deficits to overcome the Mustangs (9-4-4, 1-3-1), who were ranked in the top 25 until recent conference losses. Kristy Krohn’s ninth goal of the season, a 73rd-minute floater from assists by Tryna Tafoya and Mary Ortega, pulled CSUN into a 3-3 tie. Sharon Day gave Cal Poly a fifth-minute lead, but Tafoya scored off a rebound in the 12th minute and Brianna Monka netted her eighth goal of the campaign in the 31st minute to give the Matadors a 2-1 advantage. The Mustangs, winners of the past three Big West tournaments, pulled even 2 minutes later on Erica Zumbahlen’s goal, and Kelsey Carroll delivered a 3-2 lead to Cal Poly just 19 seconds before Krohn scored her equalizer. Pate netted her third goal this season at the start of overtime, running onto a Krohn cross after a pass from Monka. CSUN outshot Cal Poly 21-11. UCLA 4, Washington 0: Danesha Adams scored a goal and assisted another as the fourth-ranked Bruins (14-1-0, 4-0-0 Pac-10) romped to a Pacific-10 Conference triumph over the visiting Huskies (0-13-3, 0-5-0). Adams scored her 13th goal of the season, heading home a cross from Harvard-Westlake of Studio City product Jill Oakes in the 27th minute, and freshman Blake Zerbone netted her first college goal 10 minutes later. Mexican national-teamer Iris Mora converted a penalty kick in the 62nd minute, her sixth goal of the season, and Canadian national-teamer Kara Lang scored her eighth of the year in the 68th. USC 2, Washington State 0: Amy Rodriguez converted a 52nd-minute penalty kick and Florida State transfer Leah Gallegos scored from Canyon High of Canyon Country product Nini Loucks’s feed in the 88th to lead the Trojans (8-4-2, 2-1-1) to a Pac-10 triumph over the Cougars (8-7-1, 1-4-0). Washington State didn’t take a shot, and USC posted its fourth successive shutout at home. San Francisco 2, Pepperdine 1: Chelsea Hunt’s 10th goal of the season, with 42 seconds remaining, carried the Dons (4-11-2, 2-2-0) past the No. 18 Waves (10-3-2, 1-2-1) in a West Coast Conference game at Negoesco Field in San Francisco. Chatsworth High product Lindsey Redlin fired Pepperdine ahead in the third minute, but USF pulled even on an own goal by the Waves’ Courtney Nelson. St. Mary’s 2, Loyola Marymount 1: Lori Sims became the Lions’ career points leader with a 57th-minute goal, but the host Gaels (8-6-1, 2-2-0) rallied in Moraga. Sims’ goal, her fifth of the season and 19th of her career, gave her 52 points in nearly four seasons. Heather Farr held the record, with 51 points in 1993-97. St. Mary’s (8-6-1, 2-2-0) pulled even on Nikki Schrey’s goal in the 60th minute and went ahead on Stephanie Harrison’s 68th-minute penalty kick after Katie Frattone was fouled. MEN’S SOCCER: LMU FALLS TO NORTHWESTERN Brad North and Kevin Earnest scored goals to lead Northwestern to a 2-0 nonconference men’s soccer victory over Loyola Marymount at Sullivan Field in Westchester. North scored in the 19th minute and Earnest in the 54th for the Wildcats (8-4-1). LMU fell to 4-5-4. WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL: UCLA FALLS TO NO. 8 ARIZONA Kim Glass had 23 kills and 17 digs and Jennifer Abernathy added 18 kills and 18 digs to lead eighth-ranked Arizona to a 3-1 Pacific-10 Conference women’s volleyball triumph over No. 21 UCLA at Pauley Pavilion. Kristina Baum added 11 kills and Brittany Leonard had 27 digs for the Wildcats (15-2, 7-1) in a 27-30, 30-16, 30-23, 30-28 triumph. Kaithlin Sather led the Bruins (10-7, 3-5) with 20 kills, and Jordan Smith (23) and Nellie Spicer (19) hit double figures in digs. USC 3, Arisona State 0: Staci Venski had 20 kills, Bibiana Candelas added 17, and Debora Seilhamer contributed 27 digs as the 19th-ranked Trojans (9-7, 5-3) claimed a 30-28, 30-22, 31-29 Pac-10 victory over the visiting Sun Devils (6-12, 1-7). Nicole Morton led Arizona State with 17 kills. Pepperdine 3, Portland 0: Sophia Milo had 10 kills and Julie Rubenstein 10 to lead the Waves (11-8, 4-2) to a 30-21, 30-18, 30-15 West Coast Conference win over the Pilots (3-15, 0-6). Loyola Marymount 3, Gonzaga 0: Krista Houseman had 12 kills and Emily Day 10 as the Lions (14-6, 2-4) romped to a 30-25, 30-25, 30-15 WCC victory over the visiting Bulldogs (10-13, 2-4). Cal Lutheran 3, Claremont-Scripps-Mudd 0: Mo Coverdale and Christie Barker had 13 kills apiece as the Regals (13-0, 9-0), ranked 19th in Division III, swept the Athenas 30-18, 30-17, 30-22 in a Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference match in Thousand Oaks. Coverdale hit .550, with only two errors, and Keely Smith added 16 digs. CMS fell to 10-8 overall and 4-5 in SCIAC play. Redlands 3, Occidental 0: Rachael Bell had 19 assists and Sara Monahan and Lizzy Ford contributed eight kills apiece to lead Redlands (5-12, 5-4) to a 30-15, 30-15, 30-16 rout of the visiting Tigers (1-10, 1-8). Shannon Klebe led Oxy with 15 digs. MEN’S WATER POLO: UCLA RALLIES TO BEATS UCSD Krsto Sbutega scored the tying goal and David Pietsch netted the winner as UCLA’s fourth-ranked men’s water polo team rallied for a 6-5 nonconference victory over No. 6 UC San Diego, its 18th successive home victory. Patrick Morrison scored two goals apiece for the Bruins (14-4), who are 43-0 all-time against the Tritons (20-6). Jonathan Hopkins led UCSD with two goals. WOMEN’S GOLF: UCLA SECOND AFTER FIRST ROUND AT STANFORD UCLA’s Amie Cochran and USC’s Irene Cho shot 3-under-par 68s to share the first round lead at the Stanford Pepsi Intercollegiate women’s golf tournament in Northern California. Jane Park and Susie Mathews show 72s for the Bruins, who were in second place at 289, six shots behind defending NCAA champion Duke. USC was fourth at 293, one shot behind UNLV, and Pepperdine was tied with Oregon State for fifth at 295. Eileen Vargas, the Waves’ top golfer, was in a group tied for third at 70. CROSS COUNTRY: PEPPERDINE RUNS 3RD, 4TH IN FULLERTON Pepperdine finished third in the men’s race and fourth in the women’s at the Titan Invitational cross country meet at Cal State Fullerton. Chad Trammell finished eighth in the men’s race to lead the Waves. UCLA’s Lori Mann was ninth in the women’s race. Cal Coast Track Club won the men’s and women’s team titles. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. 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