No. 19 Women's Tennis drops 7-0 Pac-10 decision at No. 6 California

March 30, 2007

BERKELEY, Calif.--The No. 19 Arizona State women's tennis team falls to No. 6 California in Pac-10 play Friday at the Hellman Tennis Center in Berkeley, Calif. The Sun Devils drop to 9-7 overall on the season.

In singles, the Devils put up a fight taking three of the six matches to three sets. In the No. 1 spot senior Sabrina Capannolo was defeated by Susie Babos, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6. Freshman Nadia Abdala won her first set 6-0 over Zsuzsanna Fodor before dropping the next two, 6-2 and 6-0. Senior Rebecca Rankin was defeated by Marion Ravelojaona 4-6, 6-4, 1-0.

The Devils also fell short in all three doubles matches. Capannolo and Jessica Leitch gave Nina Henkel and Stephanie Kusano all they could handle before falling 7-6.

The Sun Devils travel to Palo Alto, Calif. Saturday to face Pac-10 foe Stanford at 12 p.m. at the Taube Tennis Center.

Singles Results:

(4) Susie Babos (Cal) def. Sabrina Capannolo (ASU) 3-6, 6-3, 7-6
(13) Zsuzsanna Fodor (Cal) def Nadia Abdala (ASU) 0-6, 6-2, 6-0
(17) Nina Henkel (Cal) def Roxanne Clarke (ASU) 6-4, 6-1
Stephanie Kusano (Cal) def Kady Pooler (ASU) 6-2, 7-5
Marion Ravelojaona (Cal) def Rebecca Rankin (ASU) 4-6, 6-4, 1-0
Cristina Visico (Cal) def Laila Abdala (ASU) 6-3, 6-2

Doubles Results:

(3) Babos/Fodor (Cal) def (9) Pooler/Clarke (ASU) 8-4
Henkel/Kusano (Cal) def Capannolo/Jessica Leitch (ASU) 7-6
Claire Ilcinkas/Bojana Bobusic (Cal) def Rankin/L. Abdala (ASU) 8-3

Order of Finish:
Doubles 3, 1, 2
Singles 3, 6, 4, 2, 5, 1

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