Tennis Grabs Second Shutout, Fourth Win in a Row

March 14, 2001

BERKELEY, CA - The No. 10-ranked California women's tennis team (8-2, 4-2 Pac-10) grabbed its second consecutive shutout and its fourth win in a row after defeating the Purdue Boilermakers (3-9, 0-2 Big Ten), 7-0, at the Hellman Tennis Courts.

After capturing the doubles point by winning all three matches, Cal went on to defeat each Purdue opponent in straight sets, except at the No. 5 spot, where freshman Catherine Lynch came back from a 6-4 first set loss to Gretchen Haynor. Lynch went on to defeat Haynor in a third set tiebreaker, grabbing the final point for the Bears, 4-6, 7-5, 10-8.

Senior co-captain Anita Kurimay held down the No. 1 spot for the Bears, defeating Erika Quebe in straight sets, 6-0, 6-3. Since her return from leg surgery Kurimay is 5-0 in dual match play in singles competition. Sophomore Christina Fusano played at No. 2, knocking out Melissa Iqbal in straight sets, 6-2, 6-4.

Cal will look to extend their winning streak to five when it hosts Texas, Friday, March 16 at the Hellman tennis courts at 1:30 p.m.

Final Results:
California, 7
Purdue, 0

No. 1 Anita Kurimay (Cal) def. Erika Quebe, 6-0, 6-3
No. 2 Christina Fusano (Cal) def. Melissa Iqbal, 6-2, 6-4
No. 3 Raquel Kops-Jones (Cal) def. Melissa Woods, 6-1, 6-1
No. 4 Jieun Jacobs (Cal) def. Lisa Walgenbach, 6-1, 6-3
No. 5 Catherine Lynch (Cal) def. Gretchen Haynor, 4-6, 7-5, 10-8 (tiebreaker)
No. 6 Nicole Havlicek (Cal) def. Lynsey Fick

No. 1 Kurimay/Kops-Jones (Cal) def. Fick/Iqbal, 8-3
No. 2 Jacobs/Havlicek (Cal) def. Quebe/Woods, 8-4
No. 3 Fusano/Sekita Grant (Cal) def. Walgenbach/Haynor, 8-5

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