Bears Remain Among Top Teams in the Nation
May 2, 2006
BERKELEY - The California women's tennis team (6-2 Pac-10, 16-7) has been ranked among the top 15 teams in the country for the past 12 weeks and is currently ranked 11th in the Fila Collegiate Tennis Rankings. The rankings were administered May 2 by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.
The Bears also boast five singles players among the nation's elite. After winning last weekend's Pac-10 singles title, junior Suzi Fodor moved up in the rankings from No. 8 to No. 3. Fodor is the highest ranked Pac-10 player, and trails only Georgia Tech's Kristi Miller (No. 1) and Miami's Audra Cohen (No. 2). Fodor has compiled a 33-13 overall singles record.
Other Cal players in the singles rankings include sophomore Suzi Babos, who remains at No. 27, while sophomore Stephanie Kusano improved from No. 99 to No. 85. Sophomore Cristina Visico also improved in the rankings from No. 90 to No. 88, as freshman Marion Ravelojaona fell from 113th to 124th.
The Bears have one doubles team in the ranking, in Babos and Fodor. The duo jumped from 11th to eighth this week after competing in the Pac-10 doubles championship last weekend. Babos and Fodor fell in the doubles final to Stanford's top-ranked duo Alice Barnes and Anne Yelsey, but have notched an 18-8 doubles record this season. Singles and doubles rankings are released every two weeks, while team rankings are announced weekly.
The Bears gear up for the NCAA Tournament, which begins May 12. Seeding will be announced May 3 and will be posted on www.CalBears.com.