Newcomers Claim Blue Flight Doubles Title to Close Nike
Oct. 4, 2009
BERKELEY - The California women's tennis team wrapped up play at the 2009 Cal Nike Invitational today (Oct. 4) at the Hellman Tennis Complex with a pair of newcomers stealing the show as the winners of the Blue Flight doubles title. Freshman Tayler Davis and senior transfer Kasia Siwosz defeated Anais Dallara and Deborah Armstrong of Long Beach State, 8-4, in the final to go 4-0 on the weekend together.
In the Gold Flight doubles final, Cal's top-seeded duo of junior Mari Andersson and sophomore Jana Juricova fell to the second-seeded No.4-ranked team of Andrea Remynse and Yasmin Schnack of UCLA. The No. 2-ranked tandem of Andersson and Juricova stayed close with their Bruin opponents but were stopped at the end in a 9-7 loss.
Sophomore Stephany Chang and freshman Nelly Radeva teamed up to win the Blue Flight doubles back-draw with an 8-3 victory against Isabelle Hoy and Alexandra Zaniewski of Santa Clara. Junior Marina Cossou and sophomore Catalina Visico played in a doubles consolation match together and fell, 8-5, to Arizona State's Ashlee Brown and Sianna Simmons.
In the Gold Flight singles championship, the No. 11-ranked and third-seeded Schnack defeated the fourth seed, No. 18 Cossou, 6-0, 6-3. In the semifinal, Schnack took out the top-seed, No. 4 Juricova, 6-2, 6-3, to set up her match with Cossou while Cossou defeated USC's Valeria Pulido, 6-1, 6-1, to advance.
In the Blue Flight singles championship, USC's Cristala Andrews got a three-set win over Davis, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1. Davis defeated her doubles partner, Siwosz, in the semifinal match, 6-4, 6-1, to advance to the final. In one other singles match, Chang fell in three sets to USC's Lyndsay Kintsler, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1, in a consolation round robin matchup.
Andersson, Juricova and Cossou head to Los Angeles this week for the ITA Riviera All-American Championships. Andersson and Juricova are in the doubles main draw as the defending NCAA champions; and Cossou and Juricova are each in the singles main draw. Andersson will participate in the singles qualifying tournament beginning Tuesday (Oct. 6). Please check CalBears.com for updates and results.
2009 Cal Nike Invitational ResultsHellman Tennis Complex and Channing Tennis CourtsBerkeley, Calif.Sunday, October 4 - Day 3
Gold Flight Singles - Final No. 11 Yasmin Schnack (UCLA) def.  No. 18 Marina Cossou (CAL) 6-0, 6-3
Blue Flight Singles - Final Cristala Andrews (USC) def. Tayler Davis (CAL) 6-4, 3-6, 6-1
Singles Consolation Round RobinLyndsay Kinstler (USC) def. Stephany Chang (CAL) 5-7, 6-1, 6-1
Gold Flight Doubles - Final No. 4 Remynse/Schnack (UCLA) def.  No. 2 Andersson/Juricova (CAL) 9-7
Blue Flight Doubles - FinalDavis/Siwosz (CAL) def. Armstrong/Dallara (LBS) 8-4
Blue Flight Doubles Consolation - FinalChang/Radeva (CAL) def. Hoy/Zaniewski (SCU) 8-3
Doubles Consolation Round RobinBrown/Simmons (ASU) def. Cossou/Visico (CAL) 8-5