University of California, Los Angeles starts at the Freeman Memorial Championships



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University of California, Los Angeles starts at the Freeman Memorial Championships

UCLA women's tennis team, ranked no.16, begins the 2023 season on the UNLV campus, site of the 20th Freeman Memorial Championships, as reported by the University of California, Los Angeles website. Freeman Memorial features championship performances by a number of Bruins.

Ena Shibahara (2018) and Jennifer Brady (2015) collected singles crowns, while the doubles teams of Shibahara/Jada Hart (2018), Courtney Dolehide/Pamela Montez (2012) and Daniela Bercek/Riza Zalameda (2005) were the last ones standing.
Joining the Bruins on the field are No.

8 Stanford, No. 10 Pepperdine, No. 13 Oklahoma State, No. 18 Florida, and the host Rebels. UCLA is looking to continue the success achieved during the fall campaign, during which Ava Catanzarite (No. 42), Kimmi Hance (46), Fangran Tian (94) and Anne-Christine Lutkemeyer (120) earned the ranking singles from ITA Hance, meanwhile, was also a singles finalist at the ITA Southwest Regionals.

Vanessa Ong and Sasha Vagramov won the doubles first prize at the Dennis Rizza Classic. Bruins begin dual-match play. UCLA opens its season Jan. 25 when Loyola Marymount visits the Los Angeles Tennis Center for a 1:30 p.m.

Schedule

Friday
Doubles Quarterfinals - 10:00 am PT
Singles Quarterfinals - Follow Saturday
Doubles Semi-Finals - 10:00am PT
Singles Semi-Finals - Follow Sunday
Doubles Finals - 10:00am PT
Singles Finals - Follow

About University of California, Los Angeles

University of California, Los Angeles, is one of the most important and prestigious US public and research universities in the world, located in Los Angeles, California, within the residential area of Westwood.

Established in 1919 from the transformation of a previous higher education institution, the State Normal School, founded in 1882 to train teachers, it is the second oldest campus in the University of California system, after that of Berkeley.

The campus currently comprises 163 buildings spread over an area of 1.7 km² in western Los Angeles, north of the Westwood business district and just south of Sunset Boulevard and bordering the neighborhoods of Bel Air, Beverly Hills and Brentwood.

There are expansive lawns, gardens with sculptures and fountains, museums and a great deal of architectural styles. It is unofficially divided into North Campus and South Campus, all of which are located in the western half of the university's land area.

UCLA is one of the most important and valid universities in the NCAA, the federation that organizes university team sports tournaments. The varsity teams are called the Bruins and have blue and gold uniforms. The Bruins participate in NCAA Division I-A as part of the Pacific-12 Conference.

The Bruins mascots are Joe and Josephine Bruin and the sports anthems are Sons of Westwood and the Mighty Bruins.