Tuesday, May 23

Redshirt freshman pitcher Rachel Garcia's no-hitter was the the first of her career and the 15th postseason no-no in UCLA softball history. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Softball defeats Lehigh with no-hitter in first game of NCAA Tournament

The Bruins started off their postseason with a victory on a no-hitter from Rachel Garcia on Friday night. The redshirt freshman threw all five innings of the game – shortened by the mercy rule – as UCLA softball bested Lehigh by a score of 8-0. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt freshman pitcher Rachel Garcia's no-hitter was the the first of her career and the 15th postseason no-no in UCLA softball history. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt freshman pitcher Rachel Garcia's no-hitter was the the first of her career and the 15th postseason no-no in UCLA softball history. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Due to some unexpected changes in the rankings, sophomore triple jumper C.J. Alumbres went from 52nd to 45th regionally. Alumbres was one of the few Bruins who benefited from the changeup.  (Daily Bruin file photo)

Pac-12 overhauls track and field top 48, NCAA regionals qualifier list

A handful of UCLA track and field athletes are moving on to the NCAA regional May 25, but some Bruins ended their season early because of unexpected bumps to their rankings. Read more...

Photo: Due to some unexpected changes in the rankings, sophomore triple jumper C.J. Alumbres went from 52nd to 45th regionally. Alumbres was one of the few Bruins who benefited from the changeup. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Due to some unexpected changes in the rankings, sophomore triple jumper C.J. Alumbres went from 52nd to 45th regionally. Alumbres was one of the few Bruins who benefited from the changeup.  (Daily Bruin file photo)

Redshirt freshmen pitcher Rachel Garcia has been the main force for the Bruins in the circle this season. Garcia has pitched 154 2/3 innings this season, far more than any of the other UCLA pitchers. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

No. 5 softball begins run for NCAA championship against Lehigh

For the first time since winning the NCAA championship in 2010, UCLA softball (42-13) has claimed the No. 5 seed heading into the playoffs – starting with regionals Friday at Easton Stadium. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt freshmen pitcher Rachel Garcia has been the main force for the Bruins in the circle this season. Garcia has pitched 154 2/3 innings this season, far more than any of the other UCLA pitchers. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt freshmen pitcher Rachel Garcia has been the main force for the Bruins in the circle this season. Garcia has pitched 154 2/3 innings this season, far more than any of the other UCLA pitchers. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore Maxime Cressy had four match points on Texas A&M's Valentin Vacherot's serve Thursday, but couldnt convert on any of them. Cressy eventually served out his match, winning 6-4, 6-3, to put UCLA into the NCAA quarterfinals. (Emma Skinner/Daily Bruin)

Men’s tennis defeats Texas A&M, advances to NCAA quarterfinal

ATHENS, Georgia — Maxime Cressy had five chances to close out his match against Texas A&M’s Valentin Vacherot. He needed all of them. The sophomore’s first four match points all came on Vacherot’s serve, but the Aggie freshman denied him each time, behind a flurry of service winners and forehand winners. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore Maxime Cressy had four match points on Texas A&M's Valentin Vacherot's serve Thursday, but couldnt convert on any of them. Cressy eventually served out his match, winning 6-4, 6-3, to put UCLA into the NCAA quarterfinals. (Emma Skinner/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore Maxime Cressy had four match points on Texas A&M's Valentin Vacherot's serve Thursday, but couldnt convert on any of them. Cressy eventually served out his match, winning 6-4, 6-3, to put UCLA into the NCAA quarterfinals. (Emma Skinner/Daily Bruin)

Peng-Peng Lee is back. The six-time All-American has been cleared by the NCAA to return for her sixth year of eligibility because she missed her first two seasons due to knee injuries. (Angie Wang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

The Rundown: May 19

Check out a breakdown of the UCLA sports stories you might have missed this week. Beach volleyball Grant Sugimura, assistant Sports editor For the second year in a row, the sophomore duo of Megan and Nicole McNamara have been named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association’s Collegiate Beach All-American team. Read more...

Photo: Peng-Peng Lee is back. The six-time All-American has been cleared by the NCAA to return for her sixth year of eligibility because she missed her first two seasons due to knee injuries. (Angie Wang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Peng-Peng Lee is back. The six-time All-American has been cleared by the NCAA to return for her sixth year of eligibility because she missed her first two seasons due to knee injuries. (Angie Wang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Mike Maynard, who has been the director of track and field and cross-country for the past five years, will be stepping down from his position at the end of the 2017 outdoor season. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Track and field director to step down after 2017 season

After eight years of coaching at UCLA, the last five of those as director of track and field and cross-country, Mike Maynard will be stepping down at the conclusion of the 2017 outdoor season. Read more...

Photo: Mike Maynard, who has been the director of track and field and cross-country for the past five years, will be stepping down from his position at the end of the 2017 outdoor season. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Mike Maynard, who has been the director of track and field and cross-country for the past five years, will be stepping down from his position at the end of the 2017 outdoor season. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Senior closer Scott Burke will be honored alongside his fellow seniors – left fielder Brett Stephens, infielder Nick Kern and pitcher Moises Ceja – at Sunday's senior day ceremonies. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Baseball hopes to bolster Pac-12 ranking in postseason Utah games

The Bruins won’t win the Pac-12 title this season, but that doesn’t mean that this weekend’s conference series is any less important. “Well, like coach (John) Savage has been saying,” said freshman second baseman Chase Strumpf. Read more...

Photo: Senior closer Scott Burke will be honored alongside his fellow seniors – left fielder Brett Stephens, infielder Nick Kern and pitcher Moises Ceja – at Sunday's senior day ceremonies. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Senior closer Scott Burke will be honored alongside his fellow seniors – left fielder Brett Stephens, infielder Nick Kern and pitcher Moises Ceja – at Sunday's senior day ceremonies. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)