Babos Advances to NCAA Women's Tennis Semifinals
May 27, 2006
Stanford, Calif. - Suzi Babos defeated UCLA's Riza Zalameda in the NCAA Women's Tennis Championships quarterfinals Saturday afternoon at the Taube Tennis Center at Stanford, to advance to the semifinals tomorrow.
In a close first, set twenty-seventh ranked Babos took No. 54 Zalameda to a tiebreaker, but came out victorious, 7-5. The sophomore from Sopron, Hungary, then quickly shut out Zalameda in the next set, 6-1. Babos currently boasts a 30-13 overall singles record.
Babos will face Theresa Logar, who is seeded 9-16, of Stanford in the semifinals, tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. This marks Babos' first appearance in the semifinals and the first time since 1991 when Lisa Albano was in the finals, that Cal has advanced this far in the singles competition. Last year Logar knocked Babos out of the tournament in the second round, defeating her 6-1, 6-3. Logar is currently ranked 10th in the nation in singles.
Live scoring for tomorrow's match will be available at www.gostanford.com.
Complete Cal ResultsNCAA Women's Tennis ChampionshipsTaube Tennis Center, Stanford, CAMay 27, 2006
Singles quarterfinals(Cal) Suzi Babos d. (UCLA) Riza Zalameda, 7-5, 6-1