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UCLA Scores Season-High 198.275 in Senior Send-Off
The Bruins lift up senior teammate Christine Peng-Peng Lee after her final routine in Pauley (photo by Don Liebig)

UCLA Scores Season-High 198.275 in Senior Send-Off

March 13, 2018

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LOS ANGELES - No. 3 UCLA closed the regular season with an emphatic 198.275-194.850 victory over San Jose State on Senior Night in Pauley Pavilion. Bruin seniors Christine Peng-Peng Lee, Sonya Meraz, Napualani Hall and JaNay Honest all scored 9.9 or higher on their routines in their farewell performance at home, and junior Katelyn Ohashi ended the competition with her third perfect 10 on floor exercise.

The Bruins' 198.275 team score was its highest since scoring 198.325 on Mar 7, 2004, and they earned season-high marks on vault and bars with identical scores of 49.625 that gave the Bruins a two-event score of 99.25.

UCLA started the meet with a bang, sticking all six vaults. After Nia Dennis started with a 9.875, Anna Glenn and Pauline Tratz followed with career-high scores of 9.9 and 9.925, respectively. Kyla Ross added a 9.9, and Hano tied her career-best with a 9.925. Hall closed with a stuck Yurchenko 1.5 that merited a perfect 10 from one of the two judges. Her 9.975 was a career-high and gave her the victory in her only event of the meet.

In rotation two, Honest and Meraz hit back-to-back 9.9s on bars to record season-high marks for them. Ohashi hit a career-high 9.95, a score that was matched by Ross, and Lee finished with a 9.925.

UCLA scored 49.475 on beam thanks to a 9.95 from Lee and a pair of identical scores of 9.9 from twins Grace Glenn and Anna Glenn. Ohashi's perfect 10 led UCLA to a 49.55 on floor, which was also aided by a 9.95 from Felicia Hano and 9.9s from Gracie Kramer and Meraz.

San Jose State's Taylor Chan won the all-around, scoring 39.125.

The senior class from both teams was honored in post-meet ceremonies, which concluded with a special performance by the UCLA seniors, led by Lee, who performed on the floor exercise for the first time in her Bruin career.

The Bruins are off until the Pac-12 Championships on Mar. 24 in Tucson.

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