Ravelojaona in ASU Thunderbird Invite Singles Final

Nov. 4, 2006

TEMPE, Ariz. - California junior Marion Ravelojaona knocked off Purdue's Mallory Voelker in the main draw singles semifinals, 6-2, 6-2, on Saturday to reach the Sunday final of the 12th annual Arizona State Thunderbird Invitational. Ravelojaona, the sixth-seeded player, will take on ASU's Sabrina Capannolo, the fourth seed, at 9:30 a.m. MT tomorrow.

In doubles on Saturday, the Cal duo of junior Stephanie Kusano and Ravelojaona defeated Kansas State's Katerina Kudlackova and Olga Klimova, 8-0, Cal sophomore Claire Ilcinkas and junior Daron Moore beat KSU's Tamar Kvaratskhelia and Tereza Prochazkova, 8-4, and Cal junior Cristina Visico and Bojana Bobusic upended Michigan's Allie Shafner and Tanvi Dudhela, 8-0.

Tomorrow in doubles, Ilcinkas and Moore face Michigan's Jenny Kuehn and Chisako Sugiyama, Kusano and Ravelojaona meet Purdue's Voelker and Brooke Beier, and Visico and Bobusic battle ASU's Amanda Martin and Jessica Leitch at 8:30 a.m. MT.

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