Women's Tennis Takes Out Cougars for Fourth Straight Win

April 11, 2010

PULLMAN, Wash. - The No. 12-ranked California women's tennis team (17-4, 5-1 Pac-10) pushed its winning streak to four matches with a 6-1 win over Washington State (12-13, 1-6 Pac-10) on the Simmelink Tennis Courts at Hollingbery Fieldhouse on Sunday, April 11. The Golden Bears remained in the race for a shot at the Pac-10 title as senior Kasia Siwosz defeated Andjela Kankaras, 6-3, 6-4, at the fourth singles court.

Freshmen Tayler Davis and Annie Goransson got the day started with an 8-3 win over Lea Jansen and Marina Nicolas at the third doubles court. Moments later, Cal's No. 7-ranked team of junior Mari Andersson and sophomore Jana Juricova posted their ninth straight victory (28th overall) to give the Bears the doubles point as they duplicated the 8-3 score to defeat Elisabeth Fournier and Liudmila Vasilieva at the top court. With the first point doled out, Cal's No. 73-ranked tandem of junior Marina Cossou and Siwosz took out Ksenia Googe and Kankaras, 8-6, in a tiebreaker to win, 7-6.

Cal jumped out to a 2-0 lead when No. 3-ranked Juricova earned a quick 6-2, 6-0 win over Fournier at the top court. It was Juricova's team-high 34th singles victory and her ninth consecutive since March 17. The Bears got out in front by three points with No. 44 Andersson's 11th straight win. Andersson pushed her singles record to 26-7 and 20-1 in dual matches as she defeated Googe, 6-1, 6-3, at court three. Siwosz clinched the win from court four next as she defeated Kankaras.

At court two, No. 15 Cossou controlled the first set against No. 94 Vasilieva, but allowed her opponent to edge her for a 7-5 win in the second set. Vasilieva came up with an 8-6 win in the match tiebreaker to upset Cossou and put the Cougars on the scoreboard. Three courts away, Goransson became the sixth Bear to reach 20 singles wins this season as she defeated Nicolas, 6-2, 6-0, to put Cal up, 5-1. Davis finished off the day with a 6-0, 6-2 win against Jansen at court six to make the final score, 6-1, for the Bears.

Cal will host Fresno State (5-16, 4-2 WAC) in its final regular-season home dual at the Hellman Tennis Complex. The Bears will take on the Bulldogs in a 1:30 p.m. PT match on Thursday (April 15). The squad will then complete its schedule with a noon PT Pac-10 match at Stanford on Saturday, April 17. Please check CalBears.com for more information and results.

No. 12 California 6, Washington State 1Simmelink Tennis Courts at Hollingbery Fieldhouse | Pullman, Wash.Sunday, April 11, 2010Doubles1. No. 7 Andersson/Juricova (CAL) def. Fournier/Vasilieva (WSU) 8-32. No. 73 Cossou/Siwosz (CAL) def. Googe/Kankaras (WSU) 7-6(8)3. Davis/Goransson (CAL) def. Jansen/Nicolas (WSU) 8-3Order of finish: 3, 1*, 2 (California wins doubles point)Singles1. No. 3 Jana Juricova (CAL) def. Elisabeth Fournier (WSU) 6-2, 6-02. No. 94 Liudmila Vasilieva (WSU) def. No. 15 Marina Cossou (CAL) 6-3, 5-7, 1-0(6)3. No. 44 Mari Andersson (CAL) def. Ksenia Googe (WSU) 6-1, 6-34. Kasia Siwosz (CAL) def. Andjela Kankaras (WSU) 6-3, 6-45. Annie Goransson (CAL) def. Marina Nicolas (WSU) 6-2, 6-06. Tayler Davis (CAL) def. Lea Jansen (WSU) 6-0, 6-2Order of finish: 1, 3, 4*, 2, 5, 6

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