No. 6 Cal Drops Match to No. 4 USC, 4-3

Feb. 18, 2006

Los Angeles, Calif. - The sixth-ranked California women's tennis team dropped just its second match of the season to fourth-ranked USC, 4-3, Saturday afternoon at Marks Stadium in Los Angeles. The Bears fall to 6-2 for the season, while the Trojans stay undefeated at 5-0.

Although Cal dropped the doubles point, Zsuzsanna Fodor and Claire Ilcinkas recorded one victory for the Bears in the No. 2 doubles position. The duo defeated Dianne Matias and Carine Vermeulen, 9-8. Fodor and Ilcinkas improve to 7-1 on the doubles court this season.

In singles action, Cal tallied three victories. 19th-ranked Fodor came up with a big win in the No. 1 spot, outlasting Lindsey Nelson, 6-3, 6-3. Cristina Visico, who is currently ranked No. 92, defeated Carine Vermeulen, 0-6, 6-2, 6-2, while playing No. 5 singles. Bojana Bobusic also grabbed a victory for the Bears, outlasting Judy DeVera, 6-2, 2-6, 6-3. Cal dropped three other singles matches in the No. 2, 3, and 4 positions.

Cal will face No. 17 UCLA, Sunday, as a continuation of their Friday match that was postponed due to rain. The Bears will resume play with the Bruins leading 1-0 after winning the doubles point. Action will begin at 11a.m. at the Los Angels Tennis Center.

COMPLETE RESULTS:USC 4, CAL 3

DOUBLES:(1) Magnani/Nelson (USC) def. Babos/Kusano (CAL) -- 8-2(2) Fodor/Ilcinkas (CAL) def. Matias/Vermeulen (USC) -- 9-8(3) DeVera/Fink (USC) def. Shu/Visico (CAL) -- 8-6USC wins doubles point

SINGLES;(1) #19 Zsuzsanna Fodor (CAL) def. Lindsey Nelson (USC) -- 6-3, 6-3(2) #3 Amanda Fink (USC) def. #14 Suzi Babos (CAL) -- 6-0, 6-3(3) #78 Dianne Matias (USC) def. #83 Claire Ilcinkas (CAL) -- 6-3, 6-3(4) #69T Luana Magnani (USC) def. Jessica Shu (CAL) -- 6-4, 6-2(5) #92 Cristina Visico (CAL) def. Carine Vermeulen (USC) -- 0-6, 6-2, 6-2(6) Bojana Bobusic (CAL) def. Judy DeVera (USC) -- 6-2, 2-6, 6-3

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