No. 11 Cal Tops No. 30 Arizona, 6-1
April 15, 2006
Tucson, Ariz. - The 11th-ranked California women's tennis team downed No. 30 Arizona, 6-1, Saturday afternoon at the LaNelle Robson Tennis Center in Tucson, Ariz. With the victory the Bears improve to 6-1 in Pac-10 play, 15-6 overall, while the Wildcats fall to 3-4 in conference action, 12-10 overall.
The Bears got the afternoon off to a strong start, winning two out of three doubles matches to secure the doubles point. 19th-ranked Suzi Fodor and Suzi Babos recorded their second victory of the weekend in doubles play, outlasting Stephanie Balzert and Juliette Mavroleon, 8-1, playing in the No.1 position. Stephanie Kusano and Bojana Bobusic then dropped the next set to Danielle Steinberg and Camelia Todorova, 8-5, playing No. 2 doubles. Marion Ravelojaona and Claire Ilcinkas came back to secure the point for the Bears on court three, defeating Kasia Jakowlew and Jessie Rochefort, 8-6
In singles action Cal won five out of six sets against the Wildcats. Fodor, who is currently ranked 10th in singles play, was upset by No. 48 Steinberg in three sets, 6-3, 3-6, 10-7. Kusano defeated Tina Razloznik, 6-0, 6-0 on court No. 3, while Visico grabbed a victory on court No. 4, outlasting Todorova, 6-4, 6-3. Bobusic downed Rochefort, 6-0, 6-3, playing in the No. 5 position, while Jessica Shu defeated Iza Ferriera, 6-0, 6-1. Babos did not finish her match against Jakowlew, but led 6-3, 3-0, when play came to a halt.
The Bears return home next week to host Santa Clara on Wednesday, April 19 at 3 p.m. in their final regular season home match-up. Cal then travels across the Bay to take on top-ranked Stanford on Saturday, April 22 at noon.
COMPLETE RESULTS#11 Cal 6, #30 Arizona 1LaNelle Robson Tennis Center, Tucson, Ariz.April 15, 2006
DOUBLES:1. #19 Fodor/Babos (Cal) def. Balzert/Mavroleon (UA), 8-12. Steinberg/Todorova (UA) def. Kusano/Bobusic (Cal,) 8-53. Ravelojaona/Ilcinkas (Cal) def. Jakowlew/Rochefort(UA), 8-6
SINGLES:1. #48 Danielle Steinberg (UA) def. #10 Zsuzananna Fodor (Cal) 6-3, 3-6, 10-72. #27 Suzi Babos (Cal) def. Kasia Jakowlew (UA) 6-3, 3-0 DNF3. Stephanie Kusano (Cal) def. Tina Razloznik (UA) 6-0, 6-04. Cristina Visico (Cal) def. Camelia Todorova (UA) 6-4, 6-35. Bojana Bobusic (Cal) def. Jessie Rochefort (UA) 6-0, 6-36. Jessica Shu (Cal) def. Iza Ferriera (UA) 6-0, 6-1