No. 3 Golden Bears Hang Seven on Wahine in Season Opener

Jan. 14, 2010

HONOLULU - The No. 3-ranked California women's tennis team (1-0) opened the 2010 dual season with a 7-0 victory over Hawaii (0-1) on Thursday, Jan. 14, at the UH Tennis Complex. The Golden Bears earned nine victories in the match as freshman Tayler Davis earned the match-clinching point in a 6-0, 6-1 win over Aglae Van den Bergh on court six.

Defending NCAA doubles champions junior Mari Andersson and sophomore Jana Juricova got the new year started on the right foot with Cal's first victory on the top doubles court. The tandem defeated Sophie Kobuch and Natasha Zorec, 8-6, before Davis and fellow freshman Annie Goransson took out Mari Tadaki and Van den Bergh on the third doubles court to clinch the doubles point for the Bears. Paired for the first time, junior Marina Cossou and senior Kasia Siwosz shook off the Hawaii attack to emerge with an 8-6 victory against Alyssa Nafarrete and Barbara Pinterova at No. 2 doubles.

No. 83-ranked Andersson earned the next point for the Bears as she defeated Nafarrete on court three, 6-0, 6-1. Siwosz followed suit and took out Tadaki, 6-1, 6-0, at No. 5 singles to give Cal a commanding 3-0 lead in the match. Davis' victory over Van den Bergh came moments later to seal the win for the Bears. Goransson faced off with Zorec at No. 4 singles and registered a 6-2, 6-1 win to make the score, 5-0, before No. 10-ranked Cossou finished off Pinterova at court two, 6-1, 6-2. No. 2-ranked Juricova fell behind, 3-0, in the first set before she turned on the jets to breeze by Kobuch, 6-4, 6-1, at the top court to give Cal the 7-0 win.

The Bears will be back in action at home as they host Cal Poly, Fresno State and Saint Mary's in the Cal Winter Invitational at the Hellman Tennis Complex. The three-day tournament will begin with singles matches at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 22. Please check CalBears.com for more information and live video streaming links.

No. 3 California 7, Hawaii 0Hawaii Tennis Complex | HonoluluThursday, Jan. 14, 2010Doubles1. Andersson/Juricova (CAL) def. Kobuch/Zorec (UH) 8-22. Cossou/Siwosz (CAL) def. Nafarrete/Pinterova (UH) 8-63. Davis/Goransson (CAL) def. Tadaki/Van den Bergh (UH) 8-1Order of finish: 1, 3*, 2 (California wins doubles point)Singles1. No. 2 Jana Juricova (CAL) def. Sophie Kobuch (UH) 6-4, 6-12. No. 10 Marina Cossou (CAL) def. Barbara Pinterova (UH) 6-1, 6-23. No. 83 Mari Andersson (CAL) def. Alyssa Nafarrete (UH) 6-0, 6-14. Annie Goransson (CAL) def. Natasha Zorec (UH), 6-2, 6-15. Kasia Siwosz (CAL) def. Mari Tadaki (UH) 6-1, 6-06. Tayler Davis (CAL) def. Aglae Van den Bergh (UH) 6-0, 6-1Order of finish: 3, 5, 6*, 4, 2, 1

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