Saturday, December 14

UCLA women's tennis coach Stella Sampras Webster welcomed four new players this season, three freshmen and a transfer, and guided two newcomers to a singles and doubles win this past weekend at the Jack Kramer Club Collegiate Tournament. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Women’s tennis makes winning pair with newcomers Goulak and Vagramov

Two new Bruins are bonding in their first days in Westwood. UCLA women’s tennis started the fall season with three freshmen and a junior transfer, all of whom have begun their career in blue and gold with fall tournaments. Read more...

Photo: UCLA women's tennis coach Stella Sampras Webster welcomed four new players this season, three freshmen and a transfer, and guided two newcomers to a singles and doubles win this past weekend at the Jack Kramer Club Collegiate Tournament. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA women's tennis coach Stella Sampras Webster welcomed four new players this season, three freshmen and a transfer, and guided two newcomers to a singles and doubles win this past weekend at the Jack Kramer Club Collegiate Tournament. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Junior Annette Goulak – who transferred from Georgia – took home both the singles and doubles championships at the Jack Kramer Club Collegiate Tournament. She won the doubles with fellow Bruin, freshman Sasha Vagramov, as the No. 1 seed. (Courtesy of Rikus De Villiers)

Women’s tennis’ Annette Goulak takes home doubles, singles titles

One Bruin took home two titles this weekend. Junior Annette Goulak of UCLA women’s tennis won the singles championship at the Jack Kramer Club Collegiate Tournament on Sunday. Read more...

Photo: Junior Annette Goulak – who transferred from Georgia – took home both the singles and doubles championships at the Jack Kramer Club Collegiate Tournament. She won the doubles with fellow Bruin, freshman Sasha Vagramov, as the No. 1 seed. (Courtesy of Rikus De Villiers)

Junior Annette Goulak – who transferred from Georgia – took home both the singles and doubles championships at the Jack Kramer Club Collegiate Tournament. She won the doubles with fellow Bruin, freshman Sasha Vagramov, as the No. 1 seed. (Courtesy of Rikus De Villiers)


UCLA women's tennis junior Abi Altick is one of four Bruins traveling to the Jack Kramer Club Collegiate Invitational. Altick will get a first round bye as a seeded player, entering the tournament as the No. 70 singles player in the ITA preseason rankings. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA women’s tennis to travel for Kramer Classic for ninth-straight season

Four Bruins will travel to the second-to-last tournament of the fall season. Freshman Sasha Vagramov, sophomore Taylor Johnson, junior Annette Goulak and junior Abi Altick of UCLA women’s tennis will travel to Rolling Hills Estates, California, for the Jack Kramer Club Collegiate Invitational starting Oct. Read more...

Photo: UCLA women's tennis junior Abi Altick is one of four Bruins traveling to the Jack Kramer Club Collegiate Invitational. Altick will get a first round bye as a seeded player, entering the tournament as the No. 70 singles player in the ITA preseason rankings. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA women's tennis junior Abi Altick is one of four Bruins traveling to the Jack Kramer Club Collegiate Invitational. Altick will get a first round bye as a seeded player, entering the tournament as the No. 70 singles player in the ITA preseason rankings. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA football freshman offensive lineman Duke Clemens took over the left guard starting spot against Arizona. Besides that first game, Clemens has helped the Bruins score more than 30 points in each of their last three. (Kanishka Mehra/Assistant Photo editor)

UCLA football sees improved offensive line scoring output, rushing yardage

The Bruins’ starting offensive line is finding more consistency. UCLA football’s (3-5, 3-2 Pac-12) last two wins against Stanford and Arizona State saw the offense come away with 34 and 42 points, respectively, the second of which ties the team’s combined offensive output over its first three games. Read more...

Photo: UCLA football freshman offensive lineman Duke Clemens took over the left guard starting spot against Arizona. Besides that first game, Clemens has helped the Bruins score more than 30 points in each of their last three. (Kanishka Mehra/Assistant Photo editor)

UCLA football freshman offensive lineman Duke Clemens took over the left guard starting spot against Arizona. Besides that first game, Clemens has helped the Bruins score more than 30 points in each of their last three. (Kanishka Mehra/Assistant Photo editor)

Freshman attacker Tommy Gruwell is UCLA men's water polo's fourth-leading scorer on the season and the highest freshman on the list. The freshman has also scored 13 first-half goals this season, including two in the second quarter against UC Irvine. (Liz Ketcham/Photo editor)

First-half scoring key to men’s water polo’s success in nonconference play

The saying goes, “It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.” But for the Bruins, the opening minutes of their games have been a key part of their success. Read more...

Photo: Freshman attacker Tommy Gruwell is UCLA men's water polo's fourth-leading scorer on the season and the highest freshman on the list. The freshman has also scored 13 first-half goals this season, including two in the second quarter against UC Irvine. (Liz Ketcham/Photo editor)

Freshman attacker Tommy Gruwell is UCLA men's water polo's fourth-leading scorer on the season and the highest freshman on the list. The freshman has also scored 13 first-half goals this season, including two in the second quarter against UC Irvine. (Liz Ketcham/Photo editor)

Tongan sophomore defensive lineman Atonio Mafi is part of UCLA football's group of Polynesian athletes. Mafi went to Tonga for his sophomore year of high school and speaks the island's official language of Tongan. (Photo illustration by Tanmay Shankar/Assistant Photo editor)

Polynesian football players create community on team, bond over shared backgrounds

A handful of Bruins have a cultural connection to one another. “Talking to each other, sharing Polynesian experiences and culture, (Tongan sophomore defensive lineman Atonio Mafi) and the rest of the team has really shared that,” said freshman offensive lineman Duke Clemens. Read more...

Photo: Tongan sophomore defensive lineman Atonio Mafi is part of UCLA football's group of Polynesian athletes. Mafi went to Tonga for his sophomore year of high school and speaks the island's official language of Tongan. (Photo illustration by Tanmay Shankar/Assistant Photo editor)

Tongan sophomore defensive lineman Atonio Mafi is part of UCLA football's group of Polynesian athletes. Mafi went to Tonga for his sophomore year of high school and speaks the island's official language of Tongan. (Photo illustration by Tanmay Shankar/Assistant Photo editor)


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