No. 11 Cal Downs No. 18 Arizona State, 5-2
April 14, 2006
Tempe, Ariz. - The 11th-ranked California women's tennis team defeated No. 18 Arizona State, 5-2, Friday afternoon at the Whiteman Tennis Center in Tempe, Ariz. With the victory the Bears improve 5-1 in Pac-10 play, 14-6 overall, while the Sun Devils fall to 3-3 in conference action, 12-7 overall.
Cal clinched the doubles point after tallying victories on courts one and two. Playing No.1 doubles, 19th-ranked Suzi Babos and Suzi Fodor defeated No. 59 Roxanne Clarke and Kady Pooler, 8-6. Bojana Bobusic and Stephanie Kusano grabbed a win on court No.2, outlasting Sabrina Capannolo and Jessica Leitch, 8-6. Cal dropped one doubles match, as Rebecca Rankin and Wendy Pilecka defeated Claire Ilcinkas and Cristina Visico, 8-3, in the No.3 position.
In singles action, the Bears tallied victories on four out of six courts. No. 19 Fodor tallied her 14th victory playing No. 1 singles, defeating No. 116 Capannolo, 6-1, 6-3. In the No. 2 position, No. 27 Babos outlasted Clarke, 7-5, 6-4. ASU then came back to record a victory in the No. 3 position, as Pooler defeated Kusano, 6-2, 6-4. In the No. 4 position 98th-ranked Visico took Rankin to two tiebreakers, winning 7-6 (4), 4-6 (10-7). Ilcinkas dropped a set on court five to Leitch, 6-3, 5-7, 6-3, while Bobusic tallied Cal's final singles victory, downing Laila Abdala, 6-3, 6-1.
The Bears travel to Tucson, Ariz., on Saturday where they will take on the 30th-ranked Arizona Wildcats at noon.
COMPLETE RESULTS#11 Cal 5, #18 ASU 2Whiteman Tennis Center, Tempe, Ariz.April 14, 2006
DOUBLES:1. (Cal) #19 Fodor/Babos d. (ASU) #43 Clarke/Pooler, 8-62. (Cal) Bobusic/Kusano d.(ASU)Capanollo/Leitch, 8-63. (ASU) Rankin/ Pilecka d. (Cal) Ilcinkas/Visico, 8-3
SINGLES:1. (Cal) #10 Suzi Fodor d. (ASU) Sabrina Capannolo, 6-1, 6-32. (Cal) #27 Suzi Babos d. (ASU) #59 Roxanne Clarke, 7-5, 6-43. (ASU) Kady Pooler d. (Cal) Stephanie Kusano, 6-2, 6-44. (Cal) #98 Cristina Visico d. (ASU) Rebecca Rankin, 7-6 (4), 4-6 (10-75. (ASU) Jessica Leitch d. (Cal) Claire Ilcinkas, 6-3, 5-7, 6-36. (Cal) Bojana Bobusic d. (ASU) Laila Abdala, 6-3, 6-1
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