Dillon and Juricova Claim Doubles Title at St. Mary's Invitational

Oct. 12, 2008

MORAGA, Calif. -

The California women’s tennis team completed play at the St. Mary’s Invitational today by claiming both the singles and doubles titles in the Red Flight. The top-seeded Golden Bear duo of freshman Jana Juricova and sophomore Rachael Dillon teamed up to defeat second-seeded Carolyn McVeigh and Logan Hansen of Stanford in the doubles final, 8-5.

Moments after working together to win the doubles crown, Dillon and Juricova returned to the Korth Tennis Complex courts, but this time as adversaries. The two met in the Red Flight singles semifinal round where the sixth-seeded Juricova made short work of her teammate by taking a 6-1, 6-2 win. Juricova carried the momentum from defeating Dillon into the final round, where she took out top-seeded No. 62-ranked Jenni Heinser of San Francisco, 6-2, 6-3.

Freshman Stephany Chang took a 6-3, 7-5 victory over Aleksandra Malovic of Washington in round robin play while fellow frosh Catalina Visico fell in straight sets to Laura Baum of Boise State, 6-2, 6-0.

For complete results from the St. Mary’s Invitational, please visit www.SMCGaels.com and look for the women’s tennis homepage or point your browser to www.tennisinformation.com and enter tournament ID No. 5185515.

The Bears will head across the Bay next for the Wilson/ITA Northwest Regional Championship in Stanford, Calif. Friday, Oct. 17-Monday, Oct. 20. The regional championship determines participants for the ITA National Indoor Championships held in November (6-9) in Charlottesville, Va.

St. Mary’s Invitational – Day 3
Moraga, Calif. – Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008

Red Flight Singles
(6) Jana Juricova (CAL) def. Rachael Dillon (CAL) 6-1, 6-2
(6) Jana Juricova (CAL) def. (1) No. 62 Jenni Heinser (USF) 6-2, 6-3

Red Flight Doubles
(1) Dillon/Juricova (CAL) def. (2) Hansen/McVeigh (STAN) 8-5

Singles Round Robin
Stephany Chang (CAL) def. Aleksandra Malovic (UW) 6-3, 7-5
Laura Baum (BSU) def. Catalina Visico (CAL) 6-2, 6-0

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