Wednesday, December 19

Junior Terri Fleming is one of only two upperclassmen in UCLA's lineup who has experience competing against Baylor. Fleming defeated the Bears' Theresa Van Zyl last season in a 4-1 UCLA victory. (Dayoung Lee/Daily Bruin)

Women’s tennis to face Baylor next in series of difficult matchups

The top-25 opponents just don’t stop coming. No. 21 UCLA women’s tennis (6-3) will continue a stretch of facing six consecutive ranked teams when the Bruins travel to Waco, Texas, to take on No. Read more...

Photo: Junior Terri Fleming is one of only two upperclassmen in UCLA's lineup who has experience competing against Baylor. Fleming defeated the Bears' Theresa Van Zyl last season in a 4-1 UCLA victory. (Dayoung Lee/Daily Bruin)

Junior Terri Fleming is one of only two upperclassmen in UCLA's lineup who has experience competing against Baylor. Fleming defeated the Bears' Theresa Van Zyl last season in a 4-1 UCLA victory. (Dayoung Lee/Daily Bruin)

Freshman guard Lonzo Ball is predicted to go within the first three picks in many mock NBA drafts, but his father's recent comments comparing him to reigning NBA MVP Steph Curry have drawn criticism. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Wang’s Word: LaVar Ball shouldn’t be criticized for being proud of his son

Few people have personalities that outsize a 6-foot-6-inch, 300-plus pound frame. LaVar Ball is one of them. Call him a loudmouth or a nuisance, but he’s still the root of freshman guard Lonzo Ball’s success. Read more...

Photo: Freshman guard Lonzo Ball is predicted to go within the first three picks in many mock NBA drafts, but his father's recent comments comparing him to reigning NBA MVP Steph Curry have drawn criticism. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Freshman guard Lonzo Ball is predicted to go within the first three picks in many mock NBA drafts, but his father's recent comments comparing him to reigning NBA MVP Steph Curry have drawn criticism. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Long Beach State men's volleyball is the highest ranked Mountain Pacific Sports Federation team, coming in at No. 2. The 49ers have won seven consecutive conference matches. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Around the League: Men’s tennis teams set to compete in ITA National Indoors

While Bruin athletes continue competing in Westwood, here’s a look at some of the biggest news from the rest of the Pac-12 and the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. Read more...

Photo: Long Beach State men's volleyball is the highest ranked Mountain Pacific Sports Federation team, coming in at No. 2. The 49ers have won seven consecutive conference matches. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Long Beach State men's volleyball is the highest ranked Mountain Pacific Sports Federation team, coming in at No. 2. The 49ers have won seven consecutive conference matches. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Sophomore Alaina Miller defeated San Diego freshman Daniela Morales 7-6(5), 3-6, 7-6(5) for No. 20 UCLA women's tennis' fourth singles victory of the day. Miller improved her dual match record to 3-1 this spring. (Dayoung Lee/Daily Bruin)

Women’s tennis feels momentum rising as it beats San Diego

Ena Shibahara won her match, and then she celebrated her birthday. The rest of her team also helped, as No. 20 UCLA women’s tennis (5-1) defeated San Diego (2-4) 5-2 on Sunday afternoon. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore Alaina Miller defeated San Diego freshman Daniela Morales 7-6(5), 3-6, 7-6(5) for No. 20 UCLA women's tennis' fourth singles victory of the day. Miller improved her dual match record to 3-1 this spring. (Dayoung Lee/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore Alaina Miller defeated San Diego freshman Daniela Morales 7-6(5), 3-6, 7-6(5) for No. 20 UCLA women's tennis' fourth singles victory of the day. Miller improved her dual match record to 3-1 this spring. (Dayoung Lee/Daily Bruin)

Senior guard Bryce Alford is coming off a 21-point effort versus Washington on Saturday. He leads the team with 78 made 3-pointers, and is second with 16.4 points per game. (Michael Zshornack/Assistant photo editor)

Men’s basketball looks to defend Pac-12 hopes in rematch with Oregon

More than halfway through the conference schedule, UCLA men’s basketball is fighting to stay relevant in the Pac-12 race. The Bruins are currently tied for third place, and if they want to claw back into contention for the regular season title, they have to start with a rematch of their closest loss this season. Read more...

Photo: Senior guard Bryce Alford is coming off a 21-point effort versus Washington on Saturday. He leads the team with 78 made 3-pointers, and is second with 16.4 points per game. (Michael Zshornack/Assistant photo editor)

Senior guard Bryce Alford is coming off a 21-point effort versus Washington on Saturday. He leads the team with 78 made 3-pointers, and is second with 16.4 points per game. (Michael Zshornack/Assistant photo editor)

Austin Rapp owns a 4-1 record at No. 6 singles this year, with his only loss coming against Georgia sophomore Walker Duncan in straight sets. The junior is also 3-2 at No. 2 doubles with senior Joseph Di Giulio. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Men’s tennis looking to build on doubles success in future matchups

UCLA men’s tennis had its chances against the Florida Gators, but the Bruins just couldn’t convert. Despite not capitalizing on these opportunities in its loss to No. Read more...

Photo: Austin Rapp owns a 4-1 record at No. 6 singles this year, with his only loss coming against Georgia sophomore Walker Duncan in straight sets. The junior is also 3-2 at No. 2 doubles with senior Joseph Di Giulio. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Austin Rapp owns a 4-1 record at No. 6 singles this year, with his only loss coming against Georgia sophomore Walker Duncan in straight sets. The junior is also 3-2 at No. 2 doubles with senior Joseph Di Giulio. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Freshman Ena Shibahara is 4-1 on the season in doubles with her partner, redshirt freshman Jada Hart. The ninth-ranked duo defeated the top-ranked team from Kentucky two weeks ago but fell to an unranked Georgia Tech pair the next day. (Dayoung Lee/Daily Bruin)

Women’s tennis draws from Georgia Tech upset, pulls off weekend wins

UCLA women’s tennis learned a lesson in its only loss of the season to then-No. 11 Georgia Tech. After the Bruins lost two tiebreakers, including a 12-10 decision on the top court and the doubles point, coach Stella Sampras Webster said the team’s mentality changed. Read more...

Photo: Freshman Ena Shibahara is 4-1 on the season in doubles with her partner, redshirt freshman Jada Hart. The ninth-ranked duo defeated the top-ranked team from Kentucky two weeks ago but fell to an unranked Georgia Tech pair the next day. (Dayoung Lee/Daily Bruin)

Freshman Ena Shibahara is 4-1 on the season in doubles with her partner, redshirt freshman Jada Hart. The ninth-ranked duo defeated the top-ranked team from Kentucky two weeks ago but fell to an unranked Georgia Tech pair the next day. (Dayoung Lee/Daily Bruin)


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