Cal Advances to Quarterfinals of ITA Regional Qualifier

Oct. 23, 2005

STANFORD - On day two of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Northwest Regional Qualifier, Zsuzsanna Fodor, Bojana Bobusic, Stephanie Kusano and Marion Ravelojaona of the California women's tennis team, all picked up a pair of wins Saturday on the singles court to advance to the quarterfinals. In doubles, two Cal pairs advance to the quarterfinals as Bobusic teamed up with Ravelojaona, and Ilcinkas paired up with Kusano to defeat their opponents. The tournament is being held at the Taube Tennis Center at Stanford and will conclude Monday with the finals.

Cal's No. 1 seeded Zsuzsanna Fodor picked up a pair of wins yesterday, including a victory over No. 16 Jessica Nguyen of Stanford, 6-1, 4-0 in the round of 16. No. 6 Stephanie Kusano defeated Danon Beatty of Cal Poly, 7-6(3), 6-2, in the round of 16. Marion Ravelojaona defeated Oregon's Anna Powaska, 6-4, 6-4 in the round of 32, then went on to outlast No. 3 Leila Hodzic of Stanford, 6-2, 4-6, 6-0, in the round of 16. Wrapping up the wins for the Bears was Bojana Bobusic, defeating UW's No. 7 Dinka Hadzic, 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 in the round of 32. Bobusic then defeated Oregon's No. 13 Ana Olivos 6-1, 6-0 in the round of 16. Cal will compete today in the quarterfinals.

On the doubles court, Ilcinkas teamed up with Kusano to defeat No. 7 Burduli and Stefanova of Washington State, 8-4. No. 8 Bobusic and Ravelojaona outlasted Washington State's Cekic and VandeVen, 8-5. Cal is set to compete in the doubles quarterfinals today.

Cal's Cristina Visico, Claire Ilcinkas and Jessica Shu fell in the singles round of 32, while Shu and Visico were knocked out in the round of 16 on the doubles court.

The tournament continues through Monday, Oct. 24, with action taking place all day.

California Results

Singles Round of 32(Cal) Zsuzsanna Fodor (1)d. (SM) Ordoveza, Stefani, 6-1, 6-1(WSU) Marjolein VandeVen d.(Cal) Cristina Visico (5),6-4 ret.(inj.)(Cal) Stephanie Kusano (6) d. (FS) Bruna Paes, 6-1, 6-1(Cal) Marion Ravelojaona (12) d. (OR) Anna Powaska, 6-4, 6-4(Cal) Bojana Bobusic d.(UW) Dinka Hadzic (7), 4-6;6-2;6-1(OR) Dominika Dieskova (9) d. (Cal) Claire Ilcinkas,2-6, 6-3, 7-5(STAN) Theresa Logar d. (Cal) Jessica Shu (2), 6-1, 6-1

Singles Round 16(Cal) Zsuzsanna Fodor (1)d.(STAN) Jessica Nguyen (16),6-1, 4-0 ret (inj.)(Cal) Bojana Bobusic d.(OR) Ana Olivos (13), 6-1, 6-0(Cal) Stephanie Kusano (6) d. CP Danon Beatty, 7-6(3), 6-2(Cal) Marion Ravelojaona (12) d. (STAN) Lejla Hodzic (3),6-2;4-6;6-0

Doubles Round of 16(OR) Dieskova/ Olivos (5) d. (Cal) Shu/Visico, 8-6(Cal) Bobusic/ Ravelojaona (8) d. (WSU) Cekic/ VandeVen, 8-5(Cal) Ilcinkas/ Kusano d. (WSU) Burduli/ Stefanova (7), 8-4

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