No. 16 California Defeats No. 66 Pacific, 5-2

March 9, 2005

Berkeley - The No. 16 California women's tennis team defeated No. 66 Pacific, 5-2. With the win, the Golden Bears record improves to 7-3 overall, 0-1 Pac-10.

Cal took the doubles point, sweeping all three matches. Court one saw Suzi Babos and Marion Ravelojaona defeat Vana Mrazovic and Katharina Heil, 8-0. Stephanie Kusano and Jessica Shu beat Natalia Kostenko and Viktoria Szendrei on court two, 8-4. Tiffany Lee and Cristina Visico completed the sweep on court three, where they were 8-3 winners over Katharina Trumpf and Anja Herrmann.

The Bears continued their winning ways in singles, picking up four of six matches. Kusano defeated Heil, 6-0; 6-2, on court two, while fellow freshman Ravelojaona notched a win on court three over Kostenko, 6-4; 6-1.

Junior co-captain Shu came out ahead against Trumpf, 6-1; 4-6 (10-4), while Visico was victorious on court six, defeating Szendrei, 6-1; 6-1.

The Bears remain at home next week, hosting Purdue Wednesday, March 16 at 1:30 p.m. and Princeton Friday, March 18 at 1:30 p.m. Both matches will be played at the Hellman Tennis Center.

Complete Results

Doubles1. (Cal) Babos / Ravelojaona d. (UOP) Mrazovic / Heil, 8-02. (Cal) Kusano / Shu d. (UOP) Kostenko / Szendrei, 8-43. (Cal) Lee / Visico d. (UOP) Trumpf / Herrmann, 8-3

Singles1. (UOP) Vana Mrazovic d. (Cal) Monica Wiesener, 6-4; 6-32. (Cal) Stephanie Kusano d. (UOP) Katharina Heil, 6-0; 6-23. (Cal) Marion Ravelojaona d. (UOP) Natalia Kostenko, 6-4; 6-14. (Cal) Jessica Shu d. (UOP) Kathharina Trumpf, 6-4; 4-6 (10-4)5. (UOP) Anja Hermann d. (Cal) Brooke Borisoff, 6-3; 6-36. (Cal) Cristina Visico d. (UOP) Viktoria Szendrei, 6-1; 6-1

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