Cal Trio Advances to Singles Quarterfinal at ITA Regional
Oct. 25, 2009
STANFORD, Calif. - All three seeded California women's tennis players earned berths into the singles quarterfinal of the 2009 Wilson/ITA Northwest Regional Championship in day-two matches Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium. Top-seeded sophomore Jana Juricova, fourth-seeded junior Marina Cossou and sixth-seeded junior Mari Andersson each earned the right to join the final eight players remaining in the singles championship. Cossou and freshman Annie Goransson will also play in the doubles quarterfinal.
After a campus-wide power outage suspended matches on the first day, singles round of 64 matches were completed as the first order of business on day two. A pair of Golden Bear freshmen advanced to the round of 32; Nelly Radeva took a 6-2, 6-0 win against Carmen Pham of Santa Clara and Goransson blasted Blair Reed of San Francisco in a 6-0, 6-0 win. Freshman Tayler Davis was barely edged in a 7-5, 7-6(3) match against Catherine Isip of Saint Mary's College. Sophomore Stephany Chang was also eliminated after her opponent, Joyce Ardies of Washington, pulled out a three-set victory with a 6-3 win in the third.
Juricova flexed her No. 4 ranking in the round of 32 and took out Stanford's Jennifer Yen, 6-1, 6-2, before she advanced to the quarterfinal with a 6-0, 6-2 win against the 11th seed, No. 67 Brittany Blalock of Cal Poly. Cossou also had little trouble in the round of 32 as she dispatched Laura Pola of Fresno State, 6-1, 6-0, to advance. She then grinded out a three-set victory against Stacy Tan of Stanford. Cossou fell, 11-9, in the first set tiebreaker and won the second-set tiebreaker, 14-12. No. 26-ranked Andersson defeated Veronica Li of Stanford, 6-4, 6-1, in the round of 32 before she took out a second Cardinal, No. 75-ranked Carolyn McVeigh, 6-4, 6-4, in the round of 16.
Cal's three newcomers were eliminated in the round of 32. Goransson drew No. 58-ranked Denise Dy of Washington and was edged, 7-4, in the first-set tiebreaker before falling, 6-2, in the second set. Radeva fell in two sets to No. 63-ranked Lindsay Burdette of Stanford, 6-3, 6-4; and senior Kasia Siwosz had trouble with Cal Poly's Suzie Matzenauer as she lost 7-6, 6-1, with a 7-4 tiebreaker score. In consolation matches, sophomore Catalina Visico split her matches as she fell to Caitlin Bampton of Eastern Washington, 6-1, 7-5, before defeating Ashley Pane of Cal Poly, 6-2, 6-1.
In doubles matches, Cal's top-seeded duo of Andersson and Juricova moved into the quarterfinal with an 8-2 win over the team of Stefanie Doolittle and Stephanie Fuchs from Portland. Cossou and Goransson walked over into the quarterfinal as their opponent withdrew due to illness. The seventh-seeded tandem of Mallory Burdette and Stacey Tan defeated Davis and Siwosz, 8-1.
Play resumes at 8 a.m. PT on Sunday, Oct. 25. For complete results, draws and schedules, please visit www.tennisinformation.com and search for tournament ID No. 5192902.
2009 Wilson/ITA Northwest Regional ChampionshipTaube Family Tennis Stadium | Stanford, Calif.Saturday, October 24 - Day 2
Singles Round of 64Nelly Radeva (CAL) def. Carmen Pham (SCU) 6-2, 6-0Annie Goransson (CAL) def. Blair Reed (USF) 6-0, 6-0Catherine Isip (SMC) def. Tayler Davis (CAL) 7-5, 7-6(3)Joyce Ardies (UW) def. Stephany Chang (CAL) 7-6(5), 4-6, 6-3
Singles Round of 32 No. 4 Jana Juricova (CAL) def. Jennifer Yen (STAN) 6-1, 6-2 No. 18 Marina Cossou (CAL) def. Laura Pola (FSU) 6-1, 6-0 No. 26 Mari Andersson (CAL) def. Veronica Li (STAN) 6-4, 6-1 No. 58 Denise Dy (UW) def. Annie Goransson (CAL) 7-6(4), 6-2 No. 63 Lindsay Burdette (STAN) def. Nelly Radeva (CAL) 6-3, 6-4 Suzie Matzenauer (CPS) def. Kasia Siwosz (CAL) 7-6(4), 6-1
Singles Round of 16 No. 4 Jana Juricova (CAL) def.  No. 67 Brittany Blalock (CPS) 6-0, 6-2 N0. 18 Marina Cossou (CAL) def.  Stacy Tan (STAN) 6-7(9), 7-6(12), 6-2 No. 26 Mari Andersson (CAL) def.  No. 75 Carolyn McVeigh (STAN) 6-4, 6-4
Doubles Round of 16 No. 2 Andersson/Juricova (CAL) def. Doolittle/Fuchs (PORT) 8-2 Cossou/Goransson (CAL) def. Smith/Xu (UW) Wo. (Illness) Burdette/Tan (STAN) def. Davis/Siwosz (CAL) 8-1