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disco_rage
Mar 10th, 2008, 09:37 PM
Wow. What a fight. Well done Riza

FORZA SARITA
Mar 10th, 2008, 09:39 PM
Julia :weirdo:

Michael!
Mar 10th, 2008, 09:39 PM
No comment to this...
Just bad

Ballbasher
Mar 10th, 2008, 09:39 PM
Julia :yeah:
Losing to a player that has been beaten by Muci-Torres or double bagelled in a 10k :worship:

shrOOf
Mar 10th, 2008, 09:39 PM
Congrats Riza.

-sugi-
Mar 10th, 2008, 09:40 PM
wow Riza :eek: :yeah:

Dexter
Mar 10th, 2008, 09:41 PM
Omigod, Julia. :help: Beyond pathetic. :(

UDACHi
Mar 10th, 2008, 09:41 PM
julia. :confused:
throughout this match i was just waiting for goerges to assert herself and run away with it. never happened. terrible loss for her.

LUXXXAS
Mar 10th, 2008, 09:41 PM
Julia :tape:
congrats to american girl :)

Elwin.
Mar 10th, 2008, 09:42 PM
omggggggg horrible loss against an unranked player :spit: :smash:

Carsten
Mar 10th, 2008, 09:42 PM
:lol::haha:geil :D

Minotaur
Mar 10th, 2008, 09:43 PM
losing to amateur player in never funny

tobi
Mar 10th, 2008, 09:47 PM
The thing is she lost after winning the 1st set as well :lol: :help:

bruintennis
Mar 10th, 2008, 09:48 PM
Yea!!! Go Bruins!!! To be honest, this is kinda surprising, Goerges is tall and powerful, never thought she'd lose to Riza, I've only seen her play college player, so I don't know how she stack up against pros. But, Riza actually had beaten Amber Liu, once or twice in her "career", so if Liu can beat Fedek, Riza could beat Julia too

FORZA SARITA
Mar 10th, 2008, 09:48 PM
was Julia up 5-3 in the 3rd?:tape:

bruintennis
Mar 10th, 2008, 09:54 PM
yup, she was up 5-3 and had a match point at 5-4 40-30 on Zalameda's serve

Kai
Mar 10th, 2008, 09:54 PM
was Julia up 5-3 in the 3rd?:tape:

yes :p
julia :weirdo: :rolls:

Shvedbarilescu
Mar 10th, 2008, 09:54 PM
Wow. I go to say on paper that does not look good for Julia. :tape:

But maybe this Riza girl was punching above her weight. It's possible. It happens sometimes. This would undoubtably have been a huge match for her. Her 1st opportunity to qualify for a main tour event in almost four years. That should have been enough motivation to give everything she had.

It will be interesting to see how this 22 year old American, who thus far in her career has only once previously beaten a player ranked above 400, plays in her next match. If she gets hammered, which seems pretty likely, it won't reflect well on Goerges. On the other hand if this Riza girl is able to play another decent competitive match, well it will still not look good for Goerges but at least it won't seem quite as terrible as it does right now.

Petkorazzi
Mar 10th, 2008, 09:56 PM
Julia :smash: :weirdo:

P.A.T.H.E.T.I.C.

cheo23
Mar 10th, 2008, 09:58 PM
This Proves that NOT ALL College Players are a JOKE!!!!!

bruintennis
Mar 10th, 2008, 10:00 PM
This Proves that NOT ALL College Players are a JOKE!!!!!

I agree, some of them can play, nothing wrong of wanting an education on top of knowing how to bang a tennis ball around, good luck Riza in the next round!!

It's actually Finals week next week at UCLA, but I doubt that's on her mind right now

cheo23
Mar 10th, 2008, 10:20 PM
Anne Yelsey Needs TO fight now!!!! She lost a tight First sET!!!! GO College Players!!!

Ellery
Mar 10th, 2008, 10:46 PM
Riza :worship:

Tennisace
Mar 11th, 2008, 01:00 AM
Riza does like to serve and volley so perhaps that played a factor in today's match.

bruintennis
Mar 11th, 2008, 02:12 AM
One Down Two to Go
UCLA's Riza Zalameda began her quest to qualify for the 2008 Pacific Life Open with a win on Monday.


March 10, 2008

Indian Wells, Calif. - UCLA senior women's tennis player Riza Zalameda proved that she has what it takes to compete against the world's best on Monday, as she battled back from a set down to defeat Germany's Julia Goerges in the first round of qualifying at the 2008 Pacific Life Open held at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

Zalameda, a wild card entry into the draw after capturing the singles title at the National Collegiate Tennis Classic in January, lost the first set in a tiebreaker but came back to take a 6-7(1), 7-5, 7-5 victory. Goerges is currently ranked No. 127 in the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Rankings.

"I think I played as good as I needed to in order to win," said Zalameda, who next plays Russia's Alla Kudryavtseva on Tuesday. "We were both holding serve, and I thought that I served extremely well. I'd say my serves were pretty precise today. She was very tall and had a huge forehand and a huge serve. I tried to move her around because I knew that every time we got into a long point, I'd have a better chance of winning it."

Kudryavtseva, who sits just outside the top 100 of the WTA Tour Rankings (No. 101), who was a 6-2, 6-0 winner over Slovakia's Jarmila Gajdosova on Monday.

"I don't really know much about (Kudryavtseva) to be honest," said Zalameda. "Somebody told me that she is a big hitter. We will see how it goes. I'm just going to take it one game at time and hopefully I'll do well. I have a lot of support out here so it's really great."

The Pacific Life Open is annually one of the biggest stops on the WTA Tour. Zalameda would need to win two more singles matches to qualify for the main draw.

http://www.cstv.com/sports/w-tennis/stories/031008aba.html

A Magicman
Mar 11th, 2008, 08:07 AM
Riza does like to serve and volley so perhaps that played a factor in today's match.


What? I saw pictures on google and she looks like 4'9. How can such a tiny player favor serve and volley?

drake3781
Mar 11th, 2008, 08:32 AM
What? I saw pictures on google and she looks like 4'9. How can such a tiny player favor serve and volley?

I didn't see any serve and volley. From her. Or from anybody today. :shrug:

Yes she is quite short and bulky built, I would say.

Beat
Mar 11th, 2008, 08:53 AM
oh dear.

matthias
Mar 11th, 2008, 11:01 AM
:( Julia

Kutuzova
Mar 11th, 2008, 11:12 AM
Riza actually has alot of talent. I thought she would dominate college tennis more through her career, but she is very streaky. For a small girl, she actually has a very big game. I think she could honestly make it on the tour if she was completely focused and started to get it together. Great win Riza...too bad it was against Julia

.:sk:.
Mar 11th, 2008, 03:12 PM
Julia :o :hug:

Highlandman
Mar 11th, 2008, 07:16 PM
This should definitely not happen for Goerges :unsure: - especially after Memphis I thought she could continue in the decent form.

Jakeev
Mar 11th, 2008, 08:58 PM
Yea!!! Go Bruins!!! To be honest, this is kinda surprising, Goerges is tall and powerful, never thought she'd lose to Riza, I've only seen her play college player, so I don't know how she stack up against pros. But, Riza actually had beaten Amber Liu, once or twice in her "career", so if Liu can beat Fedek, Riza could beat Julia too
Not surprised by Riza's win at all. First, she has won I think 2 10k titles so she does have some pro experience. Second, I think her collegiate match play actually helped her get through this match.

That being said, she might not make it to the main draw but still a fabulous effort anyway!!!

Slutiana
Mar 11th, 2008, 09:47 PM
How do you not know about kudryetseva? Considering she almost beat Venus at wimbledon. :o

Slutiana
Mar 11th, 2008, 09:48 PM
What? I saw pictures on google and she looks like 4'9. How can such a tiny player favor serve and volley?
Do you realise how short that is? :haha:

bruintennis
Mar 11th, 2008, 09:57 PM
She's 5' 4'', well still rather short but yea..by the way, she's 4 -2 up on Alla in the first set

bruintennis
Mar 11th, 2008, 10:12 PM
Riza won the first set 6-3 over Kudryavtseva!!!! keep it up bruins!!!