No. 6 Cal Sweeps Santa Clara, 7-0
April 19, 2006
BERKELEY - In its final home match of the regular season, the sixth-ranked California women's tennis team swept Santa Clara, 7-0, Wednesday afternoon at Hellman Tennis Center. With the win, the Bears improve to 16-6 on the season, and 23-0 all-time against Santa Clara. The Broncos fall to 6-11 overall.
Cal got the afternoon off to a good start, clinching the doubles point with victories on courts two and three. 13th-ranked Suzi Babos and Suzi Fodor downed Erika Barnes and Stephanie Galainena, 8-1, playing No. 1 doubles. Bojana Bobusic and Stephanie Kusano ensured the doubles point for the Bears, outlasting Kelly Leathers and Myra Davoudi, 8-3, on court No. 2. Cal dropped one set to the Broncos on court three, as Kimberly Daniel and Casey Knutson defeated Marion Ravelojaona and Claire Ilcinkas, 8-6.
In singles action, the Bears swept all six sets. Babos, who is currently ranked 26th in the nation in singles, defeated Kelly Leathers, 6-4, 6-3, playing in the No. 1 position. On court No. 2, 88th-ranked Kusano outlasted Casey Knutson, 6-1, 6-1. Marion Ravelojaona, who is currently ranked 118th, downed Stephanie Galainena, 7-5, 6-1 playing in the No. 3 position. On court No. 4 Bobusic tallied a victory against Daniel, 6-2, 6-1, while Ilcinkas defeated Barnes, 6-1, 6-0, in the No. 5 position. Senior Jessica Shu tallied a victory over Myra Davoudi on court six, 6-3, 6-0, in her last career match at home.
The Bears travel across the Bay on Saturday in their final regular season match-up, as they face top-ranked Stanford at noon.
COMPLETE RESULTS#6 Cal 7, Santa Clara 0Hellman Tennis Center, Berkeley, Calif.April 19, 2006
DOUBLES:1. (Cal) #13 Babos/Fodor d. (SC) Barnes/Galainena, 8-12. (Cal) Bobusic/Kusano d. (SC) Leathers/Davoudi, 8-33. (SC) Daneil/Knutson d. (Cal) Ravelojaona/Ilcinkas, 8-6
SINGLES:1. (Cal) #26 Suzi Babos d. (SC) Kelly Leathers, 6-4, 6-32. (Cal) #88 Stephanie Kusano d. (SC) Casey Knutson, 6-1, 6-13. (Cal) #118 Marion Ravelojaona d. (SC) Stephanie Galainena, 7-5, 6-14. (Cal) Bojana Bobusic d. (SC) Kim Daniel, 6-2, 6-15. (Cal) Claire Ilcinkas d. (SC) Erika Barnes, 6-1, 6-06. (Cal) Jessica Shu d. (SC) Myra Davoudi, 6-3, 6-0