No. 20 California Falls to No. 3 USC, 4-3

April 9, 2005

Los Angeles, Calif. - The No. 20 California women's tennis team were defeated in a close match by No. 3 USC, 4-3, Saturday afternoon at Mark's Stadium. With the loss, the Golden Bears' record falls to 12-7 overall, 2-4 in Pac-10 play.

The Bears dropped the doubles point, but picked up a win on court one, where the No. 49 duo of Suzi Babos and Stephanie Kusano defeated the Trojans' Dianne Matias and Nicole Leimback, 9-8.

Cal made things close in singles, where they notched three victories. Freshman Kusano pulled off a stunning upset on court two, defeating No. 13 Lindsey Nelson in straight sets, 7-5; 6-4.

Junior co-captain Jessica Shu notched another victory for the Bears on court five, where she outlasted Carine Vermeulen in three sets, 6-1; 4-6; 6-1.

Court three saw freshman Cristina Visico, currently ranked No. 106 in singles, win a convincing match over Tarlynn Snyder, 6-1; 6-2.

Cal head coach Jan Brogan will be looking for career victory No. 500 Saturday, April 16, when the Bears host No. 1 Stanford at the Hellman Tennis Center at 12 noon.

Complete Results#3 USC 4, #20 California 3Doubles1. #49 Babos/Kusano (Cal) def. Matias/Leimbach (USC) 9-82. #27 Vermeulen/Nelson (USC) def. Shu/Lee (Cal) 8-23. Anastasiu/Snyder (USC) def. Visico/Ravelojaona (Cal) 8-6Singles1. #10 Nicole Leimbach (USC) def. #4 Suzi Babos (Cal) 6-1, 6-12. Stephanie Kusano (Cal) def. #13 Lindsey Nelson (USC) 7-5, 6-43. #108 Anca Anastasiu (USC) def. Monica Weisener (Cal) 5-7, 6-2, 6-3*4. Diane Matias (USC) def. Marion Ravelojaona (Cal) 6-3, 6-05. Jessica Shu (Cal) def. Carine Vermeulen (USC) 6-1, 4-6, 6-16. #106 Cristina Visico (Cal) def. Taylynn Snyder (USC) 6-1, 6-2
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