No. 5 Cal Knocks Off TCU

March 17, 2007

BOSTON, MA. - The fifth-ranked California women's tennis team completed its five-match homestand on Saturday afternoon with a 6-1 victory over TCU at the Hellman Tennis Center. The Golden Bears (13-3) won all five matches in the homestand.

Cal's three top-25 ranked singles players all won their matches in straight sets against the Horned Frogs (7-7). On the No. 1 court, No. 4 junior Susie Babos was in a tough match against Anna Sydorska, but the reigning NCAA singles champion won, 7-5, 7-6. On the second court, No. 25 senior Zsuzsanna Fodor won decisively against Nina Munch-Soegaard, 6-2, 6-1. No. 16 Nina Henkel notched a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Ana Cetnik.

In a doubles match that featured two top-10 duos, the seventh-ranked TCU tandem of Cetnik and Sydorska defeated No. 3 Babos and Fodor, 8-5. The Bears would take the doubles point with help from Henkel and Marion Ravelojaona who beat Much-Soegaard and Kewa Nichols on the second court, 8-6.

The Bears compete in Hawaii next weekend. They square off against No. 9 Northwestern on Saturday, March 24, at 12 p.m. (HT) and Hawaii on Monday, March 26, at 11 a.m. (HT).

Singles Results:
(4) Susie Babos (Cal) def Anna Sydorska (TCU) 7-5, 7-6
(25) Zsuzsanna Fodor (Cal) def Nina Munch-Soegaard (TCU) 6-2, 6-1
(16) Nina Henkel (Cal) def Ana Cetnik (TCU) 6-1, 6-1
Kewa Nichols (TCU) def Marion Ravelojaona (Cal) 6-3, 1-1 (ret)
Cristina Visico (Cal) def Andrea Morgado (TCU) 6-3, 6-2
Claire Ilcinkas (Cal) def (TCU) --

Doubles Results:
No. 7 Cetnik/Sydorska (TCU) def (3) Babos/Fodor (Cal) 8-5
Henkel/Ravelojaona (Cal) def Munch-Soegaard/Nichols (TCU) 8-6
Ilcinkas/Bojana Bobusic (Cal) def -- (TCU) 1-0

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