No. 17 Cal Women's Tennis Opens Season at Michigan Invitational

Jan. 14, 2006

ANN ARBOR, MICH., - The No. 17 California women's tennis team opened its spring season Friday at the Varsity Tennis Center in Ann Arbor, Mich., against No. 4 Georgia Tech and Louisiana State, at the Michigan Invitational.

Cal kicked off the tournament on the singles court against Georgia Tech. Sophomore Marion Ravelojaona, who enters the spring season ranked 34th by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, defeated Christy Striplin in two matches, 6-4, 6-4. Also recording a win for the Golden Bears was freshman Bojana Bobusic. Bobusic, who comes to Cal from Perth, Australia, defeated Kacie Anson, 7-5, 6-4.

In other singles action, 19th ranked Zsuzsanna Fodor fell to seventh ranked Kristi Miller, 6-1, 6-2. Teammate Suzi Babos, who is currently ranked 17th, was defeated by No. 71 Lyndsay Shosho, 7-5, 7-5. Cal dropped four other singles matches on Friday.

On the doubles court, Cal faced off against Louisiana State. Seventh ranked duo Fodor/Babos defeated Dubova/Hedberg, 8-4. Bobusic and Ravelojaona fell to Seaman/Tucker, 8-6.

Saturday, the Bears face Georgia Tech on the doubles court and Michigan in singles action. Play wraps up Sunday, when the Bears take on Michigan in doubles and LSU in singles.

COMPLETE RESULTS

SINGLES# 17 California vs. #4 Georgia Tech1. #7 Kristi Miller (GTU) d. #19 Zsuzsanna Fodor, 6-1, 6-22. #71 Lyndsay Shosho (GTU) d. Suzi Babos, 7-5, 7-53. #34 Marion Ravelojaona (Cal) d. Christy Striplin, 6-4, 6-44. Alison Silverio (GTU) d. #61 Stephanie Kusano, 2-6, 6-2, 6-35. Whitney McCray (GTU) d. Jessica Shu, 6-4, 7-6(6)6. #25 Tarryn Rudman (GTU) d. #83 Claire Ilcinkas, 6-1, 6-17. #35 Kelly Anderson (GTU) d. #92 Christina Visico, 6-3, 6-28. Bojana Bobusic (Cal) d. Kacie Anson, 7-5, 6-4

DOUBLES#17 California vs. #43 Louisiana State1. #7 Babos/Fodor (Cal) d. Dubova/Hedberg, 8-42. Seaman/Tucker (LSU) d. Bobusic/Ravelojaona, 8-6

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