Bears to Participate in Women's Tennis Classic Benefit

Oct. 11, 2005

BERKELEY - WHAT'S ON TAP: With the fall season underway, Cal has another busy weekend ahead. The Bears travel to Moraga for the Saint Mary's Invitational, Friday-Saturday, Oct. 14-15 and then to the Women's Tennis Classic Benefit in Mill Valley, Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 15-16.

CAL IN THE TOURNAMENT: Cal freshmen Claire Ilcinkas and Bojana Bobusic will be competing on the doubles court at the Saint Mary's Invitational. Ilcinkas and Bobusic will also be competing in singles action along with sophomore Hilary Englert.

WOMEN'S TENNIS CLASSIC BENEFIT: The Tennis Classic will be held this weekend at the Harbor Point Racquet and Beach Club in Mill Valley, benefiting breast cancer and youth tennis. The event is headlined by tennis pro Martina Navratilova, who will be playing doubles with other world class women's tennis stars. Cal's Suzi Babos, Zsuzsanna Fodor, Stephanie Kusano, Cristina Visico, Marion Ravelojaona and Jessica Shu will be taking part in the event for the Bears. The Stanford women's tennis team will also be participating. Saturday's agenda includes doubles matches between Navratilova and other top women's professionals, Cal and Stanford women's tennis matches and pro/ am doubles matches with Navratilova and other professionals and players of the tournament. Sunday's agenda will be similar to the previous day, with an award ceremony at the end of the day to conclude the weekend.

BEARS MAKE IT TO QUARTERFINALS AT ITA ALL-AMERICANS: Cal was successful last week at the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships in Los Angeles. On day two of the main draw, Babos defeated Boglarka Berecz of Florida, 6-1, 6-3 in the singles round of 16, to advance to the next round. Babos then fell to Amanda Fink of USC, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, in the quarterfinals. On the doubles court, Babos and Fodor qualified for the quarterfinals but were outlasted by Maja Kovacek and Iva Gersic of the University of New Mexico, 8-5.

RANKED BEARS: These are the Intercollegiate Tennis Association 2005-06 preseason women's tennis rankings:

SINGLES:

No. 2 - Suzi BabosNo. 12- Zsuzsanna FodorNo. 47 - Cristina VisicoNo. 65 - Stephanie Kusano

DOUBLES:No. 27 - Fodor/ Bobusic

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