No. 17 Cal Wraps up Play at Michigan Invitational

Jan. 15, 2006

ANN ARBOR, MICH., - The No. 17 California women's tennis team wrapped up play Sunday at the Varsity Tennis Center in Ann Arbor, Mich., against No. 4 Georgia Tech, No. 35 Michigan and Louisiana State, at the Michigan Invitational.

In singles action Cal faced Louisiana State, defeating six out of its eight opponents on the third day of play. Zsuzsanna Fodor, who enters the spring season ranked 19th by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, defeated Mykala Hedberg in two sets, 6-2, 6-3. No. 17, sophomore Suzi Babos, defeated Lauren Seaman, 6-3, 6-3. 61st ranked sophomore Stephanie Kusano outlasted Tiffany Tucker, 6-0, 6-1. Marion Ravelojaona, who enters the spring season with a No. 34 nation ranking, defeated Anastasiya Dubova, 6-3, 7-6(3).

In other singles play, freshman Bojana Bobusic outlasted Daysi Espinal, 6-1, 6-3. Fellow freshman Claire Ilcinkas defeated Whitney McCray of Georgia Tech, 6-2, 6-2. The Bears dropped two other singles matches.

On the doubles court Cal faced off against No. 35 Michigan, grabbing one victory. Ilcinaks and Ravelojaona teamed up to defeat Exon/Sugiyama, 8-6. Seventh ranked Babos/Fodor fell to Delicata/Shafner, 9-8 (4), while Bobusic and Kusano were defeated by Howard/Yaftali, 8-3.

The Bears return home Saturday, Jan. 21, to face Cal Poly at 10 a.m. and Saint Mary's at 2 p.m., in the first dual match of the season.

Complete Results

Day 2 (Jan. 14)Cal vs. Georgia Tech-Doubles1. #26 Miller/Shosho (GTU) d. #7 Babos/Fodor, 8-32. Kusano/Bobusic (Cal) d. #42 Anderson/McCray, 8-43. Rudman/Silverio (GTU) d. Ilcinkas/Ravelojaona, 8-34. Shu/Visico (Cal) d. Anson/Striplin, 9-8

Michigan vs. Cal-Singles1. #14 Suzi Babos (Cal) d. #48 Nina Yaftali, 6-2, 6-22. #19 Zsuzsanna Fodor (Cal) d. #76 Debra Streifler, 6-1, 6-23. Kara Delicata (U-M) d. #34 Marion Ravelojaona, 6-0, 6-34. #61 Stephanie Kusano (Cal) d. Elizabeth Exon, 6-1, 6-35. Chisako Sugiyama (U-M) d. Jessica Shu, 6-2, 6-36. Bojana Bobusic (Cal) d. Allie Shafner, 6-0, 6-27. #92 Cristina Visico (Cal) d. Lindsey Howard, 6-4, 2-6, 6-48. #83 Claire Ilcinkas (Cal) d. Kacie Anson (GTU), 6-3, 6-4

Day 3 (Jan. 15)Michigan vs. California-Doubles1. Delicata/Shafner (U-M) d. #7 Babos/Fodor, 9-8(4)2. Ilcinkas/Ravelojaona (Cal) d. Exon/Sugiyama, 8-63. Howard/Yaftali (U-M) d. Bobusic/Kusano, 8-3

Louisiana State vs. California-Singles1. #19 Zsuzsanna Fodor (Cal) d. Mykala Hedberg, 6-2, 6-32. #14 Suzi Babos (Cal) d. Lauren Seaman, 6-3, 6-33. #61 Stephanie Kusano (Cal) d. Tiffany Tucker, 6-0, 6-14. #34 Marion Ravelojaona (Cal) d. Anastasiya Dubova, 6-3, 7-6(3)5. Bojana Bobusic (Cal) d. Daysi Espinal, 6-1, 6-36. Kacie Anson (GTU) d. Jessica Shu, 6-4, 6-27. #83 Claire Ilcinkas (Cal) d. Whitney McCray (GTU), 6-2, 6-28. Elizabeth Exon (U-M) d. #92 Cristina Visico, 6-1, 6-3

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