Cal Advances Further in Northwest Regional

Oct. 21, 2006

BERKELEY - Following the impressive showing yesterday, the California women's tennis team had another strong performance in the second day of the ITA Northwest Regional, Saturday at the Hellman Tennis Center. Six Golden Bears advanced into the round of 16, including the defending Northwest Regional champion, senior Zsuzsanna Fodor.

Fodor picked up three wins on the day. In singles, she defeated Aleksandra Stefanova of Washington State, 6-1;6-3. In doubles, her and junior Susie Babos won twice to advance to the semifinals. In the round of 16, the duo knocked off Ekaterina Burduli and Marjolein VandeVen of Washington State 8-6. They later breezed by Stanford's Megan Doheny and Whitney Deason, 8-1.

Juniors Cristina Visico, Stephanie Kusano, Marion Ravelojaona and Daron Moore moved on to the round of 16 with singles victories, along with Fodor and freshman Nina Henkel. Visico and Kusano had convincing wins, as Visico beat Ly Huong Dinh of Nevada, 6-2;6-1 and Kusano was defeating Nevada's Alice Hall, 6-1;5-0 when Hall got injured. Moore had a little bit of trouble winning her first set against Cal Poly's Carol Erickson, but won her match in two sets, 7-6(4);6-2.

The tandem of Babos and Fodor was the only one to reach the semifinals as Moore and Henkel were eliminated as well as the team of Ravelojaona and Kusano.

The Northwest Regional continues tomorrow and goes through Tuesday.

Singles Round of 32:

Renata Kucerkova, Fresno State d. Claire Ilcinkas, California, 6-1;6-0

Cristina Visico, California d. Ly Huong Dinh, Nevada, 6-2;6-1

Stephanie Kusano, California d. Alice Hall, Nevada, 6-1;5-0 ret(inj)

Nina Henkel, California d. Monica HozdeVila, Oregon, 6-1;6-3

Domenica Dieskova, Oregon d. Bojana Bobusic, California, 6-2;7-5

Marion Ravelojaona, California d. Steffi Wong, Cal Poly, 6-3;6-3

Daron Moore, California d. Carol Erickson, Cal Poly, 7-6(4);6-2

Zsuzsanna Fodor, California d. Aleksandra Stefanova, Washington State, 6-1;6-3

Doubles Round of 16:

Susie Babos/Fodor, California d. Ekaterina Burduli/Marjolein VandeVen, Washington State, 8-6

Moore/Henkel, California d. Carol Erickson/Steffi Wong, Cal Poly, 8-2

Celia Durkin/Jessica Nguyen, Stanford d. Ravelojaona/Kusano, California, 8-5

Doubles Quarterfinals:

Babos/Fodor, California d. Megan Doheny/Whitney Deason, Stanford, 8-1

Caroline Bailly/Maria Mizyuk, Nevada d. Moore/Henkel, California, 8-4

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