No. 10 Cal Drops Match to No. 9 Baylor, 6-1

March 29, 2006

Waco, Texas - The tenth-ranked California women's tennis team fell to No. 9 Baylor, 6-1 Wednesday evening at the Baylor Tennis Center. Baylor improves to 16-4, while Cal falls to 11-5 overall.

Cal earned one point as they swept all three doubles sets. 26th-ranked Suzi Fodor and Suzi Babos defeated No. 28 Zuzana Cerna and Klara Zrustova, 8-5, playing in the No. 1 position. Playing No. 2 doubles, sophomore Stephanie Kusano teamed up with freshman Bojana Bobusic to upset 16th-ranked Daniela Covello and Iva Mihavlova, 9-7. Clinching the third set for the Bears was Cristina Visico and Claire Ilcinkas. The duo downed Zuzana Zemenova and Zuzana Krchnakova, 8-6.

On the singles court, Cal dropped all six sets to the Baylor Bears. Ninth-ranked Fodor was upset by No. 8 Zuzana Zemenova, 6-3, 7-6(3), playing in the No. 1 position. Babos, who is currently ranked 21st on the singles court, was outlasted in the No. 2 position by No. 16 Zuzana Cerna in a tiebreaker, 6-4, 6(1)-7, 6-4. Cal dropped four other sets on the evening.

The Bears continue their road trip as they return to the West Coast and Pac-10 play on Saturday, when they face No. 35 Oregon in Eugene, Ore. Competition is slated for noon at the Student Tennis Center.

Compete Results#9 Baylor 6, #10 Cal 1March 29, 2006Waco, Texas

DOUBLES:1.(Cal) #26 Fodor/Babos d. (BU),#28 Cerna/Zrustova, 8-52.(Cal) Kusano/Bobusic d. (BU) Covello/Mihaylova, 9-73.(Cal) Visico/Ilcinkas d. (BU) Zemenova/Krchnakova , 8-6Order of Finish: 1, 2, 3

SINGLES:1.(BU) #8 Zuzana Zemenova d. (Cal) #9 Zsuzsanna Fodor, 6-3, 7-6(3)2.(BU) #16 Zuzana Cerna d. (Cal) #21 Suzi Babos (Cal) 6-4, 6(1)-7, 6-43.(BU) #92 Daniela Covello d. (Cal) Claire Ilcinkas, 6-2, 7-6(3)4.(BU) Klara Zrustova d. (Cal) #77 Cristina Visico, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(1)5.(BU) Iva Mihaylova d. (Cal) Jessica Shu, 6-4, 4-6, 6-46.(BU) Zuzana Krchnakova d. (Cal) Bojana Bobusic, 6-1, 7-5Order of Finish: 3, 6, 1, 2*, 5, 4

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