No. 9 Cal Sweeps No. 39 Washington, 7-0

Feb. 24, 2006

Seattle, Wash. - In its first Pac-10 match of the season, the ninth-ranked California women's tennis team swept No. 39 Washington, 7-0, Friday afternoon at the Nordstrom Tennis Center in Seattle, Wash. With the victory the Bears improve to 1-0 in the Pac-10, 7-3 for the season, while the Huskies fall to 0-1; 1-4.

The Bears jumped out to a 1-0 lead over the Huskies after grabbing the doubles point. Stephanie Kusano teamed up with Cristina Visico to tally the first victory for the Bears, after defeating Stephanie Svanfeldt and Melinda Wong, 8-1, playing No. 3 doubles. Marion Ravelojaona and Claire Ilcinkas secured the doubles point for Cal, after outlasting Tara Simpson and Monika Kolbovic, 8-3, in the No. 2 position. 39th-ranked Suzi Babos and Zsuzsanna Fodor dropped their doubles match in a tiebreaker to 29th-ranked Dinka Hadzic and Victoria Brymer, 8-7, in the No. 1 position.

On the singles court, Cal swept all six of its opponents. In the No. 1 singles position, third-ranked Fodor downed No. 80 Hadzic, 6-0, 7-5. 25th-ranked Babos defeated Brymer, 6-2, 6-4, playing No. 2 singles. No. 82 Kusano outlasted Tara Simpson, 6-3, 6-0 in the No. 3 spot, while teammate Cristina Visico, who currently holds a No. 70 singles ranking, defeated Stephanie Svanfeldt, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2. Senior captain Jessica Shu also recorded a victory for the Bears, playing No. 6 singles and downing Monika Kolbovic, 6-1, 6-2.

The Bears recorded their second shutout of the season.

Cal travels to Spokane, Wash., Saturday to face the Washington State Cougars. The match is slated to begin at noon.

COMPLETE RESULTS:Cal Women's Tennis vs. Washington2/24/05- Nordstrom Tennis Center- Seattle, WANo. 9 Cal 7, No. 39 Washington 0

DOUBLES:1. (WASH) #29 Hadzic/Brymer d. (CAL) #39 Babos/Fodor, 8-7 (3)2. (CAL) Ravelojaona/Ilcinkas d. (WASH) Simpson/Kolbovic, 8-33. (CAL) Kusano/Visico d. (WASH) Svanfeldt/Wong, 8-1Order of finish- 3, 2, 1

SINGLES:1. (CAL) #3 Zsuzsanna Fodor d. (WASH) #80 Dinka Hadzic, 6-0, 7-52. (CAL) #25 Suzi Babos d. (WASH) Victoria Brymer, 6-2, 6-43. (CAL) #82 Stephanie Kusano (WASH) Tara Simpson, 6-3, 6-04. (CAL) #70 Cristina Visico (WASH) Stephanie Svanfeldt, 3-6, 6-2, 6-25. (CAL) Claire Ilcinkas d. (WASH) Melinda Wong, 6-4, 6-06. (CAL) Jessica Shu (WASH) Monika Kolbovic, 6-1, 6-2Order of finish- 6, 3, 5, 1, 2, 4

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