No. 12 Women's Tennis Celebrates 7-0 Win on Senior Day
April 15, 2010
BERKELEY - California women's tennis senior Kasia Siwosz celebrated Senior Day in style as she notched her 25th singles victory of the season in a 6-0, 6-2 win against Fresno State's Melissa McQueen to help the 12th-ranked Golden Bears (18-4, 5-1 Pac-10) defeat the Bulldogs (5-17, 4-2 WAC), 7-0, at the Hellman Tennis Complex on Thursday, April 15. Cal got its fifth consecutive win leading into a rivalry match against Stanford this weekend.
The Bears claimed the doubles point for the 20th time this season as all three teams recorded 8-5 wins across the board. Siwosz and freshman Tayler Davis were the first to finish at court two as they defeated McQueen and Bianca Modoc. Sophomore Stephany Chang and freshman Annie Goransson clinched the first team point as they defeated Julia Gragera-Cano and Anastasia Petukhova at court three. The No. 7-ranked team of junior Mari Andersson and sophomore Jana Juricova finished off the sweep with their 10th consecutive win as they defeated Renata Kucerkova and Laura Pola at the top court.
No. 31-ranked Andersson and Pola met again in singles matches with Andersson prevailing, 6-0, 6-0, for her 12th consecutive singles victory to give the Bears a 2-0 lead. Siwosz earned her 25th win of the year at court three as she took out McQueen, 6-0, 6-2. No. 2-ranked Juricova then had match-clinching honors with her 6-4, 6-3 win against No. 117 Kucerkova at the top court. It was Juricova's 10th singles win in a row to give her 35 for the season.
With the victory in hand, Goransson checked in with point No. 5 with a win at court four. Goransson took a 6-1 win over Modoc in the first set before Modoc bounced back to win, 6-2, in the second. But Goransson responded and got a 6-2 win in the third. Cal got a sixth point with a win from court six as freshman Nelly Radeva earned a 7-6, 6-2 win against Anna Mikhaylova. Radeva won the first set with a 7-2 score in the tiebreaker. The last match of the day went to Davis, who came back from dropping her first set, 6-2, to win, 6-0, 6-3, over Gragera-Cano at court five.
The Bears will face No. 10 Stanford (18-1, 6-0 Pac-10) in a noon PT match on Saturday, April 17, at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium in Stanford, Calif., for at least a share of the Pac-10 title. Live scores and video are available via links at www.GoStanford.com.
No. 12 California 7, Fresno State 0Hellman Tennis Complex | Berkeley, Calif.Thursday, April 15, 2010Doubles1. No. 7 Andersson/Juricova (CAL) def. Kucerkova/Pola (FSU) 8-52. Davis/Siwosz (CAL) def. McQueen/Modoc (FSU) 8-53. Chang/Goransson (CAL) def. Gragera-Cano/Petukhova (FSU) 8-5Order of finish: 2, 3*, 1 (California wins doubles point)Singles1. No. 2 Jana Juricova (CAL) def. No. 117 Renata Kucerkova (FSU) 6-4, 6-32. No. 31 Mari Andersson (CAL) def. Laura Pola (FSU) 6-0, 6-03. Kasia Siwosz (CAL) def. Melissa McQueen (FSU) 6-0, 6-24. Annie Goransson (CAL) def. Bianca Modoc (FSU) 6-1, 2-6, 6-25. Tayler Davis (CAL) def. Julia Gragera-Cano (FSU) 2-6, 6-0, 6-36. Nelly Radeva (CAL) def. Anna Mikhaylova (FSU) 7-6(2), 6-2Order of finish: 2, 3, 1*, 4, 6, 5