No. 6 California Earns 7-0 Victory Against No. 41 Long Beach

Jan. 26, 2008

LONG BEACH, Calif. - No. 6-ranked California (1-0) cruised by No. 41-ranked Long Beach State (1-1), 7-0, sweeping all six singles points first, before sweeping past all three doubles matches.

The Golden Bears, featuring three ranked singles players and another doubles team, won in straight sets in all six singles matches, played first due to the inclement weather.

No. 10-ranked Susie Babos won at the top position, over LBSU's Hannah Grady, 6-4, 6-1. Babos then teamed with Stephanie Kusano, ranked No. 36 nationally as a pair, and won over Grady and Stephanie Bengson 8-5. No. 31-ranked Bojana Bobusic swept past Jessica Weeks, 6-3, 6-1 at the No. 5 position, while No. 54-ranked Cristina Visico defeated Bengson 6-1, 6-3.

The Golden Bears will remain in the Los Angeles area to take on No. 18 Pepperdine tomorrow in a 12 p.m. start in Malibu, Calif.

No. 6 California (1-0) def. No. 41 Long Beach State (1-1) 7-0
El Dorado Park, Long Beach, Calif.

Singles
1. No. 10 Susie Babos (Cal) def. Hannah Grady (LBSU) 6-4, 6-1
2. Marina Cossou (Cal) def. Deborah Armstrong (LBSU) 6-3, 6-2
3. No. 54 Cristina Visico (Cal) def. Stephanie Bengson (LBSU) 6-1, 6-3
4. Claire Ilcinkas (Cal) def. Stephanie Jeanes (LBSU) 6-3, 6-2
5. No. 31 Bojana Bobusic (Cal) def. Jessica Weeks (LBSU) 6-3, 6-1
6. Stephanie Kusano (Cal) def. Emmanuelle Tabatruong (LBSU) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles
1. No. 36 Babos/Kusano (Cal) def. Bengson/Grady (LBSU) 8-5
2. Cossou/Dillon (Cal) def. Jeanes/Weeks (LBSU) 8-3
3. Bobusic/Visico (Cal) def. Armstong/Sutton (LBSU) 8-1

• Recap courtesy of Long Beach State Sports Information

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