No. 6 Cal Falls to Top-Ranked Stanford, 7-0

April 22, 2006

Stanford, Calif. - The sixth-ranked California women's tennis team fell to No. 1 Stanford, 7-0, Saturday afternoon at the Taube Tennis Center in Palo Alto. The Bears finish the regular season 16-7, 6-2 in the Pac-10, while the Cardinal secured its 19th Pac-10 championship with a perfect 24-0 overall record and 8-0 conference mark.

The Bears dropped the doubles point, as No. 1 ranked Alice Barnes and Anne Yelsey defeated No. 13 Suzi Babos and Zsuzsanna Fodor, 8-2, playing in the No. 1 position. #27 Celia Durkin and Amber Liu outlasted Bojana Bobusic and Stephanie Kusano, 8-4, playing No. 2 doubles, while Lejla Hodzic and Jessica Nguyen defeated Claire Ilcinkas and Marion Ravelojaona in the No. 3 position, 8-2.

On the singles court Cal dropped all six sets to the Cardinal. Fodor, who currently holds a No. 8 singles ranking, was upset by No. 17 Amber Liu, 6-2, 6-0, in the No. 1 position. 26th-ranked Babos dropped her set to No. 7 Alice Barnes, 6-2, 6-1, playing No. 2 singles. No. 85 Cristina Visico fell to No. 48 Whitney Deason in a tiebreaker on court five, 6-2, 4-6, 1-0 (10-7), while the Bears lost three other sets to Stanford.

Cal begins postseason play next weekend when it travels to Ojai, Calif., for the Pac-10 Championships, April 27-30.

Complete ResultsNo. 1 Stanford 7, No. 6 Cal 0Taube Tennis Center, Stanford, Calif.April 22, 2006

Doubles:1. #1 Alice Barnes/Anne Yelsey (S) def. #13 Suzi Babos/Zsuzsanna Fodor (C), 8-22. #27 Celia Durkin/Amber Liu (S) def. Bojana Bobusic/Stephanie Kusano (C), 8-43. Lejla Hodzic/Jessica Nguyen (S) def. Claire Ilcinkas/Marion Ravelojaona (C), 8-2Order of finish: 1, 3, 2

Singles:1. #17 Amber Liu (S) def. #8 Zsuzsanna Fodor (C), 6-2, 6-02. #7 Alice Barnes (S) def. #26 Suzi Babos (C), 6-2, 6-13. #6 Theresa Logar (S) def. #118 Marion Ravelojaona (C), 6-3, 6-04. #12 Anne Yelsey (S) def. #88 Stephanie Kusano (C), 6-1, 7-55. #48 Whitney Deason (S) def. #85 Cristina Visico (C), 6-2, 4-6, 1-0 (10-7)6. #37 Celia Durkin (S) def. Bojana Bobusic (C), 6-1, 6-1Order of finish: 2, 6, 1, 3, 4, 5

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