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W. tennis to offer lessons for Utes, Lions


W. tennis to offer lessons for Utes, Lions

Team to focus on formations, second serves this weekend

By Chris Isidro

One team destroyed the first two opponents who dared to take the
court against them 9-0. The other squad has not allowed a single
set, let alone a match.

But when Loyola Marymount and Utah step into the Los Angeles
Tennis Center, momentum may not be enough to carry the day.

The UCLA women ease into their winter schedule this Friday as
they entertain LMU, beginning at 1:30 pm. Although the Lions herald
a 2-1 record, their only victories came against unranked Chaminade
and Hawaii Pacific.

A young Utah squad, sporting all underclassmen, comes to
Westwood Saturday at 1 p.m., hoping to gain some valuable
experience against a ranked team. The Bruins hope to make class
short and sweet.

"It’s a given we’re going to win the matches," UCLA head coach
Bill Zaima said. "We just want to dominate and work on specific
things such as attacking second serves and working on certain
formations."

Keri Phebus and Jane Chi, both among the top 10 players in the
country, will be seeing limited action in preparation for several
important tournaments coming up. Other Bruins will also have an
opportunity to get some work over the weekend.

"We’re going to try to rest Keri and Jane so they will probably
play a little doubles," Zaima said. "But we’ll try to work the rest
of our scholarship players in."

The Utes hope to take advantage of Bruin complacency and give
UCLA a run for its money.

"We are a young team, which is to our advantage," Utah head
coach John Tsumas said. "None of the teams we play know how good we
are. We’ve played UCLA tough in the past and I feel we have the
talent to compete against them."

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