No. 2 Women's Tennis Takes 6-1 Win at San Diego State

Feb. 6, 2009

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The No. 2-ranked California women's tennis team (3-0) defeated San Diego State (4-1) in a 6-1 decision today at the Aztec Tennis Center in San Diego Calif. The Golden Bears clinched the match when senior Marion Ravelojaona won her singles match on court five over Olivia Colman, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2.

Cal won all six of its singles matches after dropping the doubles point earlier in the day. Despite claiming a 9-7 victory on the third doubles court, the Bears surrendered the doubles point to two hard-charging Aztec pairs. After senior Bojana Bobusic and freshman Stephany Chang teamed up for the win on court three, the No. 7-ranked duo of sophomore Marina Cossou and senior Claire Ilcinkas dropped an 8-5 match to Holly Bagshaw and Julia Trunk on the top court. Sophomore Mari Andersson and Ravelojaona fought for a tiebreaker but fell 7-5 to give the Aztecs the early 1-0 lead.

No. 30-ranked Ilcinkas was the first off the singles courts, taking a 6-1, 6-3 win over Milana Yusupov on court three to knot things up at one-all. Chang came off next when she took a 6-2, 7-5 win over Roxanne Ellison on court six to give the Bears a 2-1 lead in the match. No. 13-ranked Cossou put Cal on the brink of a victory with her 7-5, 6-1 win on the top court of No. 93-ranked Trunk. Ravelojaona put things away next on court five.

The Bears finished things off with two more singles wins as No. 15-ranked Bobusic walked away with a three-set win on court four over Esther Cadua, 6-1, 4-6, 6-2. Andersson finished last but came away with an 0-6, 6-3, 7-6 win against Bagshaw on court two. Andersson won her tiebreaker, 7-5.

The Bears head north from San Diego to take on No. 65 UC Irvine tomorrow (Feb. 7) at 10 a.m. at the Anteater Tennis Stadium.

No. 2 California def. San Diego State, 6-1Aztec Tennis Center | San Diego, Calif.Friday, February 6, 2009Doubles1. Bagshaw/Trunk (SDSU) def. No. 7 Cossou/Ilcinkas (CAL) 8-52. R. Ellison/S. Ellison (SDSU) def. Andersson/Ravelojaona (CAL) 9-8(5)3. Bobusic/Chang (CAL) def. Cadua/Kitts (SDSU) 9-7Order of finish: 3, 1, 2* (San Diego State wins doubles point)Singles1. No. 13 Marina Cossou (CAL) def. No. 93 Julia Trunk (SDSU) 7-5, 6-12. Mari Andersson (CAL) def. Holly Bagshaw (SDSU) 0-6, 6-3, 7-6(5)3. No. 30 Claire Ilcinkas (CAL) def. Milana Yusupov (SDSU) 6-1, 6-34. No. 15 Bojana Bobusic (CAL) def. Esther Cadua (SDSU) 6-1, 4-6, 6-25. Marion Ravelojaona (CAL) def. Olivia Colman (SDSU) 6-3, 4-6, 6-26. Stephany Chang (CAL) def. Roxanne Ellison (SDSU) 6-2, 7-5Order of finish: 3, 6, 1, 5*, 4, 2

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