Cossou and Juricova Move On at All-American Championship

Oct. 8, 2009

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. -

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The California women’s tennis team sent two players into the round of 16 as No. 4-ranked sophomore Jana Juricova and No. 18-ranked junior Marina Cossou each won first-round singles matches at the 2009 Riviera/ITA All-American Championship Thursday, Oct. 8. Neither of the Golden Bears dropped a set to advance and are scheduled for 11 a.m. matches at the Riviera Tennis Club on Friday, Oct. 9.

The fourth-seeded Juricova defeated No. 17 Maria Sanchez of USC, 7-5, 6-3, and will draw No. 19 Ellah Nze of Duke in the next round. Cossou faced No. 53 Alison Ramos of USC in her first-round match. Ramos earned a berth in the championship by winning three matches at the qualifying tournament, but was knocked out of play quickly, 6-0, 6-2. Cossou will play the third seed, No. 3-ranked Marrit Boonstra of Florida in the round of 16. Quarterfinal matches are set for 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 9.

Junior Mari Andersson and Juricova teamed up to hold the top seed in the doubles main draw, but the No. 2-ranked doubles team fell, 8-6, to No. 11 Irina Falconi and Amanda McDowell of Georgia Tech in the first round. Andersson and Juricova will have a chance to win the back draw with three more victories and begin with a 9 a.m. match on Friday, Oct. 9, against No. 12 Micaela Hein and Kelcy McKenna of Arizona State.

For complete schedules, results and draws, please visit www.itatennis.com

2009 Riviera/ITA All-American Championship
Riviera Tennis Club | Pacific Palisades, Calif.
Thursday, Oct. 8

Singles Main Draw – Round of 32
[4] No. 4 Jana Juricova (California) def. No. 17 Maria Sanchez (USC) 7-5, 6-3
No. 18 Marina Cososu (California) def. [Q] No. 53 Alison Ramos (USC) 6-0, 6-2

Doubles Main Draw – Round of 16
No. 11 Falconi/McDowell (Georgia Tech) def. [1] No. 2 Andersson/Juricova (California) 8-6

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