Top-seeded UCLA survived a nail-biter but held on to defeat USC, 4-3, in the semifinals of the NCAA women's tennis championships Monday at the University of Georgia and advanced to face No. 2 Florida in the final on Tuesday.
This will mark the eighth appearance for UCLA in the national championship match. The Bruins have won two national titles in women's tennis: the NCAA title in 2008 and the AIAW title in 1981. They lost to Florida, 4-0, in the semifinals last season and the Gators went on to win the national title.
McCall Jones clinched the match Monday with a 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 victory over Danielle Lao at No. 2 singles. Jones trailed, 1-2, in the third set before rallying to send the Bruins into the NCAA finals for the first time since 2008. The Bruins trailed USC, 3-2, before No. 1 singles player Robin Anderson tied the match with a 6-7 (7-5), 6-4, 6-2 victory over Zoe Scandalis. Complete results are available here.