No. 13 Cal's Falls to No. 4 USC, 5-1

April 9, 2006

BERKELEY - No. 13 Cal resumed play today against USC, after Friday's match was rescheduled due to rain, but the Bears could not come out with a victory over the fourth-ranked Trojans. USC was leading 2-0 before inclement weather halted play on Friday, and the Trojans continued their momentum Sunday afternoon, as they defeated Cal 5-1. Cal falls to 4-1 in the Pac-10, 13-6 overall, while USC improves to 14-3, 5-1 in conference play.

The teams decided not to play doubles in order to make sure singles were competed while the sky was clear. On Friday 49th-ranked Luana Magnani defeated Stephanie Kusano, 7-5, 6-0, playing in the No. 3 spot, while Carine Vermeulen outlasted Jessica Shu on court six, 6-2, 7-6.

Today in the four matches that were pending, Cal grabbed one victory in the No. 1 position, as No. 10 Suzi Fodor defeated No. 51 Lindsey Nelson 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-3. Playing No. 2 singles, ninth-ranked Amanda Fink, defeated No. 27 Suzi Babos, 6-7, 6-4, 6-2. On court four, Cristina Visico was outlasted by Dianne Matias, 6-1, 7-6 (8-6), while teammate Claire Ilcinkas fell to Anca Anastasiu in three sets, 5-7, 6-2, 6-4.

The Bears hit the road for their second to last road trip of the season, when they travel to Arizona next week. Cal faces off against ASU in Tempe, Ariz., on Friday, April 14 at 1:30 p.m. (PDT) and then takes on Arizona on Saturday, April 15 at noon (PDT) in Tucson, Ariz.

COMPLETE RESULTS#4 USC 5, #13 Cal 1Hellman Tennis Center, Berkeley, Calif.April 9, 2006

SINGLES(1) #10 Suzi Fodor (Cal) def. #51 Lindsey Nelson (USC) -- 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-3(2) #7 Amanda Fink (USC) def. #27 Suzi Babos (Cal) -- 6-7, 6-4, 6-2(3) #49 Luana Magnani (USC) def. Stephanie Kusano (Cal) -- 7-5, 6-0(4) #28 Dianne Magnani (USC) def. Cristinia Visico (Cal) -- 6-1, 7-6 (8-6)(5) Anca Anastasiu (USC) def. Claire Ilcinkas (Cal) -- 5-7, 6-2, 6-4(6) Carine Vermeulen (USC) def. Jessica Shu (Cal) -- 6-2, 7-6 (5)

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