Cal Women's Tennis Falls Short In Doubles Finals

April 27, 2008

OJAI, Calif. - The California women's tennis team won enough matches throughout the 2008 Pacific-10 Conference Tennis Championships to earn the Ojai Valley Athletic Club cup but the Golden Bears were unable to secure a championship for their efforts. Cal concluded play today in Ojai, Calif. with a doubles team participating in each of the day's finals.

After earning their 21st victory together, Cal's duo of freshman Marina Cossou and junior Claire Ilcinkas fell just one win short of claiming the conference doubles championship as they lost in straight sets to the second-seeded team of Amanda Fink and Gabriela Niculescu of USC, 7-5, 6-1. Fink and Niculescu were the No. 6-ranked women's doubles team in the country entering the Pac-10 tourney.

In the Women's Invitational Doubles final, freshman Rachael Dillon and senior Daron Moore were out-done by UCLA's McGoodwin and Remynse, falling by an 8-1 count. Dillon and Moore had compiled a 6-1 record on the court together before the loss and went the furthest of all unseeded teams in the invitational draw.

The Bears will now await NCAA Tournament selection announcements. Announcements will air between 2 and 2:30 p.m. Eastern time, Tuesday, April 29, on ESPNews. Please check for updates and information.

For complete results and draw information from the Pac-10 Championships, 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: lost to (7) Nadia Abdala (ASU) 6-0, 6-2

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: def. (1) Hilary Barte (STAN) 5-4 (Ret. inj.)
Semifinal: lost to (4) Riza Zalameda (UCLA) 6-4, 7-6(6)

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: lost to (2) Amanda Fink (USC) 6-0, 6-1

Pac-10 Women's Invitational Singles
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)

Pac-10 Women's Doubles Championship
(4) Susie Babos and Stephanie Kusano
Round of 16: def. Burduli/Kamendova (WSU) 8-2
Quarterfinal: def. Deason/Nguyen (STAN) 8-5
Semifinal: lost to (2) Fink/Niculescu (USC) 8-4

Marina Cossou and Claire Ilcinkas
Round of 16: def. Ardies/Simpson (WASH) 8-1
Quarterfinal: def. Hein/McKenna (ASU) 9-7
Semifinal: def. Leitch/Pilecka (ASU) 9-8(5)
Final: lost to (2) Fink/Niculescu (USC) 7-5, 6-1

Bojana Bobusic and Cristina Visico
Round of 16: def. (3) Barte/Burdette (STAN) 8-6
Quarterfinal: lost to Leitch/Pilecka (ASU) 8-4

Pac-10 Women's Invitational Doubles
Rachael Dillon and Daron Moore
Round of 16: def. Duesler/Yang (UCLA) 8-4
Quarterfinal: def. Krsljanin/Rainey (WASH) 8-6
Semifinal: def. Cekic/Stefanova (WSU) 8-6
Final: lost to (4) McGoodwin/Remynse (UCLA) 8-1

Bobbie Englert and Ashley Anderseon (WASH)
Round of 16: lost to (3) Hirt/Seremeta (ORE) 8-4

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