Three Golden Bears Advance to Pac-10 Singles Quarterfinals

April 25, 2008

OJAI, Calif. - The California women's tennis team sent three players to the singles quarterfinal round as it opened play today at the 2008 Pacific-10 Conference Tennis Championships at the Ojai Valley Tennis Club in Ojai, Calif.

Third-seeded freshman Marina Cossou headlines a group of Golden Bears ready for 11 a.m. action tomorrow as she faces seventh-seed Nadia Abdala of Arizona State. Cossou got a pair of wins today against Aleksandra Malovic of Washington and Andrea Remynse of UCLA to notch her 29th career victory since arriving at Cal.

Junior Claire Ilcinkas also advanced to the quarterfinal of the singles tournament with two wins on the opening day, defeating Venise Chan of Washington and Kelcy McKenna of Arizona State. Ilcinkas will face the top seed in the tournament, Stanford's Hilary Barte tomorrow for the right to advance to Saturday's semifinal.

Senior Cristina Visico upended Stanford's Carolyn McVeigh and UCLA's Tracy Lin to advance as one of three unseeded players in the quarterfinal and will face second-seeded Amanda Fink of USC in an 11 a.m. match at the Ojai Athletic Club.

All six players in Cal's starting lineup were awarded berths in the singles tournament. Senior Susie Babos and junior Bojana Bobusic each advanced to the round of 16 before falling to USC's Gabriela Niculescu and Hilary Barte of Stanford respectively. Senior Stephanie Kusano fell in an opening round match to Kate Kamendova of Washington State.

For complete results and draws, please visit USTA TennisLink

Pac-10 Women's Singles Championship

(5) Susie Babos, Sr.
First round: def. Ariane Masschelein (ARIZ) 6-0, 6-1
Round of 16: lost to Gabriela Niculescu (USC) 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-2

Bojana Bobusic, Jr.
First round: def. Sarah Fansler (USC) 5-7, 6-3, 6-3
Round of 16: lost to (1) Hilary Barte (STAN) 6-3, 6-4

(3) Marina Cossou, Fr.
First round: def. Aleksandra Malovic (WASH) 6-2, 6-1
Round of 16: def. Andrea Remynse (UCLA) 7-5, 6-7(3), 6-4
Quarterfinal: vs. (7) Nadia Abdala (ASU) - 11 a.m. (April 25)

Claire Ilcinkas, Jr.
First round: def. Venise Chan (WASH) 6-3, 6-1
Round of 16: def. (6) Kelcy McKenna (ASU) 6-7(2), 6-4, 6-4
Quarterfinal: vs. (1) Hilary Barte (STAN) - 11 a.m. (April 25)

Stephanie Kusano, Sr.
First round: lost to Kate Kamendova (WSU) 6-2, 6-4

Cristina Visico, Sr.
First round: def. Carolyn McVeigh (STAN) 6-1, 7-5
Round of 16: def. (8) Tracy Lin (UCLA) 3-6, 7-5, 6-1
Quarterfinal: vs. (2) Amanda Fink (USC) - 11 a.m. (April 25)

Pac-10 Women's Singles Invitational

Rachael Dillon, Fr.
First round: def. Stephanie MacFarlane (ORE) 6-4, 6-3
Round of 16: lost to (3) Micaela Hein (ASU) 6-0, 6-2

Bobbie Englert, Fr.
First round: lost to Anna-Viktoria Lind (UCLA) 6-1, 6-2

Daron Moore, Sr.
First round: def. Sarah Yang (UCLA) 6-0, 6-0
Round of 16: lost to (2) Lauren Megale (ASU) 4-6, 7-5, 7-6(3)

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