Golden Bears Come Up Short at Wilson/ITA Northwest Regional

Oct. 20, 2008

STANFORD, Calif. - No. 65-ranked California women's tennis senior Bojana Bobusic lost in her final match at the 2008 Wilson/ITA Northwest Regional Championships to No. 12 Melanie Gloria of Fresno State. The 6-3, 6-2 defeat came on the fourth and final day of play at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium in Stanford, Calif. However, by virtue of her advancement to the final match, Bobusic earns an automatic berth to the ITA Indoor National Championships, Nov. 6-9, in Charlottesville, Va.

In doubles play, the Golden Bears fared no better, as both teams fell in semifinal matches. The No. 24-ranked team of sophomore Marina Cossou and senior Claire Ilcinkas dropped an 8-3 decision to the top-seeded team of Renata Kucerkova and Anastasia Petukhova of Fresno State. The No. 8-ranked Bulldog duo went on to win the doubles championship.

Cal's other doubles team of freshman Jana Juricova and senior Marion Ravelojaona fell to No. 1-ranked Melanie Gloria and Tinesta Rowe of Fresno State, 8-4, in the other semifinal match. Rowe and Gloria eventually lost to Kucerkova and Petukhova.

For complete information and results from the 2008 Wilson/ITA Northwest Regional Championships, please visit and point your browser to the women's tennis page.

Wilson/ITA Northwest Regional ChampionshipTaube Family Tennis Stadium | Stanford, Calif. - Monday, Oct. 20, 2008

Singles FinalNo. 12 Melanie Gloria (FSU) def. No. 65 Bojana Bobusic (CAL) 6-3, 6-2

Doubles SemifinalsNo. 8 Kucerkova/Petukhova (FSU) def. No. 24 Cossou/Ilcinkas (CAL) 8-3No. 1 Gloria/Rowe (FSU) def. Juricova/Ravelojaona (CAL) 8-4

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