No. 24 California Defeats No. 25 Oregon, 4-3

March 25, 2005

Berkeley - The No. 24 California women's tennis team defeated No. 25 Oregon, 4-3, thanks to a strong showing from the Golden Bears' freshmen players. With the win, Cal improve to 11-3 overall, 1-1 Pac-10.

Cal dropped the doubles point, but did come away with one victory on court two. Freshman Stephanie Kusano and junior Jessica Shu edged Anna Powaska and Dominika Dieskova, 8-6.

Cal recovered from the dropped doubles point, winning four of six matches in singles play. Freshman No. 4 Suzi Babos improved to 27-4 on the season, defeating Daria Panova on court one, 6-4, 6-3. Fellow freshman Marion Ravelojaona was victorious on court two, picking up the win over Powaska in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3. Freshman Cristina Visico tallied a win on court six, defeating Anna Leksinska, 6-4, 6-0.

The victory was clinched on court two, where Kusano bounced back strong after dropping the second set to Dieskova, winning 7-5, 3-6, 6-4.

The Bears will travel to Palo Alto Wednesday, March 30 to take on No. 1 Stanford.

Complete ResultsDoubles1. Panova / Dieskova (O) d. Babos / Ravelojaona (Cal), 8-42. Kusano / Shu (Cal) d. Powaska / Lewinska (O), 8-63. Mendiburu / Bak (O) d. Visico / Lee (Cal), 8-4

Singles1. No. 4 Suzi Babos (Cal) d. Daria Panova (O), 6-4, 6-32. Stephanie Kusano (Cal) d. Dominika Dieskova (O), 7-5, 3-6, 6-43. Davina Mendiburu (O) d. Monica Wiesener (Cal), 6-1, 6-34. Marion Ravelojaona (Cal) d. Anna Powaska (O), 6-3, 6-35. Jamie Marshall (O) d. Jessica Shu (Cal), 6-1, 4-6, 6-36. Cristina Visico (Cal) d. Anna Leksinska (O), 6-4, 6-0

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