Wilson/ITA Regional Championships - Day One Results

Oct. 25, 2004

Stanford, CA - Day one action has wrapped up at the Wilson/ITA Regional Championships in Palo Alto, with the No. 14 California women off to a near-perfect start. The singles finalists and doubles champion from this event will earn spots in the November 4-7 ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships at the University of Michigan.

In singles action, junior Brooke Borisoff defeated Nevada;s Bach Lan Pham, 6-2; 6-0. Sophomore Monica Weisener advanced on a withdraw, while junior Jessice Shu convincingly beat USF's Maile Smith, 6-1; 6-0. No. 9 seed Sasha Podkolzina beat USF's Michelle Duncan, 6-1; 6-2, while freshman Tiffany Lee didn't drop a game in beating UC Davis' Yuka Otaka, 6-0; 6-0. Freshman Cristina Visico easily made it past Idaho's Lauren Shrubb, 6-1; 6-0. Eighth seeded Suzi Babos, who recently won the Cal Nike Invitational, advanved to the Round of 64 when her opponent withdrew. Freshman Hillar Englert came up short against Idaho's Efrat Leopold, 6-2; 6-1.

Cal's success carried over to the Round of 64, where Weisner came back against Pacific's Vana Mrazovic, after dropping the first set, 2-6; 6-3; 6-2. Freshman Tiffany Lee also had a come-from-behind victory, upsetting Cal Poly's twelth seeded Nicole Shabaz, 2-6; 6-4; 6-4. Podkolzina had no problems beating UC Davis' Cynthia Kitch in straight sets, 6-0; 6-0. Visico dominated play against Cal Poly's Carpole Erickson, 6-0; 6-1, while Babos defeated Fresno State's Courtney Jantz. Borisoff battled hard against No. 1 seed Alice Barnes of Stanford before falling, 6-3; 6-3, while Shu came up short against No. 3 Dea Sumanatri of Washington, 6-3; 7-5.

In doubles Round of 64 play, Cal duo Shu and Lee defeated Pacific's Anja Herrmann and Katharina Trumpf, 8-4. Borisoff and Englert were edged by Saint Mary's Kristen Kummer and Megan Schulman, 8-5. The tandem of Visico and Stephanie Kusano were beat by Fresno State's Courtney Jantz and Lucia Sainz, 8-3. In the Round of 32, fourth seeded Podkolzina and Babos beat Washington's Allison Ramsey and Cassy Fabiani, 8-1. Shu and Lee weren't quite as lucky against Idaho's Hubbard and Hieuwoudt, falling 8-5.

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