No. 17 California defeats No. 56 Cal Poly, 5-2

Jan. 22, 2005

BERKELEY - The No. 17 Golden Bears (1-0) came back strong after dropping two of three doubles matches, capturing five singles victories and defeating the Mustangs (1-3), 5-2.

Cal Poly picked up the doubles point, with the No. 36 duo of Samantha Waller and Nicole Shabaz defeating Suzi Babos and Marion Raveljoana, 8-3 on court one. The Mustangs clinched the doubles point with Chelsy Thompson and Noelle Lee defeating Jessica Shu and Stephanie Kusano in a tight match, 8-6.

Cal's Monica Wiesener and Cristina Visico picked up Cal's only win in doubles, defeating Falon Lopez and Carol Erikson, 8-5.

No. 3 Suzi Babos continued her winning ways, beating Samantha Waller on court one in straight sets, 6-3; 6-4. Sophomore Monica Wiesener was victories on court two, winning 6-3; 6-0, against Chelsy Thompson.

Freshman Stephanie Kusano and Marion Ravelojaona picked up wins on courts four and five, defeating Nicole Shabaz, 6-4; 6-1, and Carol Erikson, 6-4; 7-5, respectively.

Junior co-captain Jessica Shu was victorious over Sheila Lewis, 6-1; 6-1, on court six.

The Bears travel to San Diego next weekend, where they will battle San Diego on Jan. 28 and San Diego State on Jan. 29.

Complete ResultsDoubles1. (Cal Poly) No. 36 Waller / Shabaz d. (Cal) Babos / Ravelojaona, 8-32. (Cal Poly) Thompson / Lee d. (Cal) Shu / Kusano, 8-63. (Cal) Visico / Wiesener d. (Cal Poly) Lopez / Erikson, 8-5

Singles1. (Cal) No. 3 Babos d. (Cal Poly) Waller, 6-3; 6-42. (Cal) Wiesener d. (Cal Poly) Thompson, 6-3; 6-03. (Cal Poly) Lee d. (Cal) Visico, 6-3, 2-6 (11-9)4. (Cal) Kusano d. (Cal Poly) Shabaz, 6-4; 6-15. (Cal) Ravelojaona d. (Cal Poly) Erikson, 6-4; 7-56. (Cal) Shu d. (Cal Poly) Lewis, 6-1; 6-1

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