No. 18 California Defeats Princeton, 6-1
March 19, 2005
Berkeley - The No. 18 California women's tennis team defeated Princeton, 6-1, Saturday afternoon at the Hellman Tennis Center. With the win, the Golden Bears improve to 9-3 overall, while the Tigers fall to 4-5 overall.
Cal opened play capturing the doubles point, winning two of three matches. Court one saw Cal's freshman duo of Suzi Babos and Marion Ravelojaona defeated Stephanie Berg and Jessica Siebel, 8-2. The Bears clinched the doubles point on court three, where another team of freshmen, Tiffany Lee and Cristina Visico were victorious over Christine Kansky and Laura Trimble, 8-5.
Cal's success carried over into singles, where the Bears picked up five of six matches. Freshman No. 5 Babos won in straight sets over Darcy Robertson, 6-1; 6-2. Fellow freshman Stephanie Kusano defeated Siebel on court two, 6-1; 6-1.
Cal went on to pick up wins on courts four, five an six to ensure the victory. Ravelojaona defeated Trimble in straight sets, 6-1; 6-3. Junior co-captain Jessica Shu was victorious, picking up a win over Joanna Roth, 6-1; 6-3. Visico won on court six, where she beat Berg, 6-2; 6-3.
The Bears next face No. 35 Pepperdine on Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Hellman Tennis Center.
Complete ResultsDoubles1. (Cal) Babos / Ravelojaona d. (P) Berg / Siebel, 8-22. (P) Robertson / Roth d. (Cal) Kusano / Shu, 8-43. (Cal) Lee / Visico d. (P) Kansky / Trimble, 8-5Singles1. (Cal) #5 Suzi Babos d. (P) Darcy Robertson, 6-1; 6-22. (Cal) Stephanie Kusano d. (P) Jessica Siebel, 6-1; 6-13. (P) Christine Kansky d. (Cal) Monica Wiesener, 6-4; 4-6 (10-7)4. (Cal) Marion Ravelojaona d. (P) Laura Trimble, 6-1; 6-35. (Cal) Jessica Shu d. (P) Joanna Roth, 6-1; 6-36. (Cal) Cristina Visico d. (P) Stephanie Berg, 6-2; 6-3