No. 17 California Falls to No. 8 Washington, 4-3

Feb. 20, 2005

Berkeley - The No. 17 California women's tennis team fell to No. 8 Washington, 4-3, after resuming previously postponed play. The loss is the first this season for the Golden Bears, whose record now stands at 4-1.

Cal opened the match winning two of three doubles matches and securing the doubles point. Stephanie Kusano and Jessica Shu defeated Mugette Ahn and Dea Sumantri on court two, 8-5. Monica Wiesener and Cristina Visico clinched the doubles point on court three, where they defeated Saskia Nauenberg and Stephanie Svanfeldt, 8-5.

Cal picked up two victories in singles play. Freshman Kusano scored her third consecutive win on court four, fourth overall from the No. 4 position, against Nauenberg, 7-6, 7-6. Junior co-captain Shu remains perfect on court six, where she picked up her fifth dual match victory, defeating Allison Rainey, 4-6; 6-4; 6-4.

The Bears will host USC on Friday, February, Feb. 25 at 12:00 noon, and UCLA, Saturday, Feb. 26 at 12:00 noon at the Hellman Tennis Center

Complete ResultsDoubles1. (UW) Hadzic / Sumantri d. (Cal) Babos / Ravelojaona, 8-62. (Cal) Kusano / Shu d. (UW) Ahn / Simpson, 8-53. (Cal) Wiesener / Visico d. (UW) Nauenberg / Svanfeldt, 8-5

Singles1. (UW) Sumantri d. (Cal) Babos, 6-4; 2-6; 7-52. (UW) Hadzic d. (Cal) Wiesener, 6-3; 6-13. (UW) Ahn d. (Cal) Ravelojaona, 1-6; 6-4; 6-14. (Cal) Kusano d. (UW) Nauenberg, 7-6; 7-65. (UW) Simpson d. (Cal) Visico, 6-2; 3-6; 6-36. (Cal) Shu d. (UW) Rainey, 4-6; 6-4; 6-4

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