Cal Dominates First Two Days of Cal Invitational

Sept. 30, 2006

BERKELEY - Members of the California women's tennis team advanced to the finals of all four tournaments in the Cal Invitational. The Golden Bears outlasted the rest of the field in the first two days of the tournament on Friday and Saturday, and now the Bears will square off against their teammates in the finals of each bracket Sunday at the Hellman Tennis Center.

The tournament is divided into a gold tournament and a blue tournament, with singles and doubles competitions in both.

Reigning NCAA Singles Champion, Susie Babos will play against freshman Nina Henkel in the finals of the gold tournament. Henkel knocked off the reigning Pac-10 Singles Champion, Zsuzsanna Fodor, in the semifinals (6-7(5);6-1;6-1). Babos reached the finals with a victory against teammate Stephanie Kusano (6-3;4-6;6-3).

Fodor will get another crack at Henkel on Sunday in the gold doubles finals. The team of Fodor and Babos square off against Henkel and Daron Moore.

The singles and doubles finals in the blue tournament will also feature Bears. All four competitors in the semifinals of the singles tournament were from Cal. Cristina Visico defeated Moore (6-4; 6-0) and Claire Ilcinkas beat Bojana Bobusic (6-3; 6-1).

Ilcinkas and Bobusic will team together in the finals of the blue doubles tournament against Marion Ravelojaona and Kusano.

The Cal Invitational resumes Sunday morning at 9 a.m. at the Hellman Tennis Center.

Cal Results from Friday and Saturday:

Blue Singles -- Round of 32CAL Daron Moore d. SCU Lindsay McBride 6-4;6-2Bojana CAL Bojana Bobusic, CAL d. USF Lauren Hickey 6-0;6-0

Blue Singles -- Round of 16CAL Cristina Visico[1], CAL d. SM StephanieOrdoveza, St. Mary's College 6-1;6-1CAL Daron Moore d. PAC Sasha Fisher 6-1;6-1Bojana CAL Bojana Bobusic, CAL d. ASU Laila Abdala[4] 6-2;6-2CAL Claire Ilcinkas[2] d. FS Jackie Haskett 6-2;6-2

Blue Singles -- QuarterfinalsCAL Cristina Visico[1], CAL d. AZ NataliaToporowska 6-1;6-3CAL Daron Moore d. ST Megan Doheny 6-3;6-0Bojana CAL Bojana Bobusic, CAL d. AZ Kasia Jakowlew 6-1;6-0CAL Claire Ilcinkas[2] d. USF Jenny Sperry 6-1;6-0

Blue Singles -- SemifinalsCAL Cristina Visico[1], CAL d. CAL Daron Moore 6-4;6-0CAL Claire Ilcinkas[2] d. Bojana CAL Bojana Bobusic, CAL 6-3;6-1

Blue Doubles -- QuarterfinalsBojana CAL Bojana Bobusic - CAL Claire Ilcinkas d. SCU Lindsay McBride - SCU Madden 8-1CAL Mar. Ravelojaona - CAL Stephanie Kusano d. USF Joana Macedo - USF Sarah Oudomvilay 8-3

Blue Doubles -- SemifinalsBojana CAL Bojana Bobusic - CAL Claire Ilcinkas d. AZ Kasia Jakowlew - AZ NataliaToporowska 8-0CAL Mar. Ravelojaona - CAL Stephanie Kusano d. SM Erin Young - SM StephanieOrdoveza 8-2

Gold Singles -- Round of 32CAL Mar. Ravelojaona[7] d. USF Sarah Oudomvilay 7-6(2);6-1CAL Nina Henkel[5] d. Myra SCU Myra Davoudi, Santa Clara 6-2;6-1CAL Stephanie Kusano[6] d. SM Jessica Hoath 6-2;6-1

Gold Singles -- Round of 16CAL Suzi Fodor[1] d. SAC Cecilia Helland, Sacramento State 6-0;6-0ASU Rebecca Rankin d. CAL Mar. Ravelojaona[7] 6-2;6-2CAL Nina Henkel[5] d. LBS Rachel Porz 6-2;6-4CAL Stephanie Kusano[6] d. USF Camille Pamart, USF 6-0;6-0CAL Suzi Babos[2] d. USF Mylene Martin, USF 6-0;6-1

Gold Singles -- QuarterfinalsCAL Suzi Fodor[1] d. ASU Rebecca Rankin 6-3;6-2CAL Nina Henkel[5] d. FS Tinesta Rowe 6-2;6-4CAL Stephanie Kusano[6] d. ASU Roxanne Clarke[3] 6-0;6-1CAL Suzi Babos[2] d. SM Aude Lambert[8] 6-3;6-2

Gold Singles -- SemifinalsCAL Nina Henkel[5] d. CAL Suzi Fodor[1] 6-7(5);6-1;6-1CAL Suzi Babos[2] d. CAL Stephanie Kusano[6] 6-3;4-6;6-3

Gold Doubles -- Round of 16CAL Daron Moore[4] - CAL Nina Henkel[4] d. USF Camille Pamart - USF Mylene Martin 8-2

Gold Doubles -- QuarterfinalsCAL Suzi Babos[1] - CAL Suzi Fodor[1] d. PAC JolantaTwarowska - PAC Svenja Arens 8-2CAL Daron Moore[4] - CAL Nina Henkel[4] d. UCD Jenna Kappel - UCD Robin Guier 8-1

Gold Doubles -- SemifinalsCAL Suzi Babos[1] - CAL Suzi Fodor[1] d. SM Aude Lambert[3] - SM Jessica Hoath[3] 8-2CAL Daron Moore[4] - CAL Nina Henkel[4] d. ASU Kady Pooler[2] - ASU Roxanne Clarke[2] 9-7

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