Ilcinkas and Cossou Advance to Round of 16 at ITA Indoors

Nov. 6, 2008

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - No. 22-ranked California women's tennis senior Claire Ilcinkas and No. 7-ranked sophomore Marina Cossou each won their first matches today at the 2008 ITA National Indoor Championships to move on to the round of 16. No. 65-ranked senior Bojana Bobusic fell in her match and will play in the back-draw round of 16. The four-day tournament is hosted by the University of Virginia and the Boyd Tinsley Courts at the Boar's Head Sports Club in Charlottesville, Va.

As the fifth-seeded women's singles player in the tournament, Cossou took out Brown's Bianca Aboubakare in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3. She will face Fresno State's No. 16-ranked Anastasia Petukhova in the round of 16. Ilcinkas had an uphill climb in the first round, taking on the seventh-seeded No. 11 Georgia Rose of Northwestern. Rose failed to uphold her seeding however, falling to Ilcinkas in two sets, 6-3, 6-4. Ilcinkas draws No. 87-ranked Ragini Acharya of William & Mary in the round of 16.

Bobusic suffered a 6-4, 6-1, defeat at the hands of No. 67-ranked Marrit Boonstra of Florida in the round of 32 and will face Wiveca Swarting of Nebraska in the singles consolation round of 16 tomorrow (Nov. 7).

Play resumes with doubles first at 10 a.m. ET (7 a.m. PT) followed by singles rounds of 16 and quarterfinals. For complete information, draws and results from the tournament, please visit events page or and point your browser to the men's tennis page.

2008 ITA National Indoor ChampionshipsHosted by the University of Virginia | November 6-9, 2008Boyd Tinsley Courts at the Boar's Head Sports Club | Charlottesville, Va.

Women's Singles Round of 32No. 67 Marrit Boonstra (FLA) def. No. 65 Bojana Bobusic (CAL) 6-4, 6-1No. 22 Claire Ilcinkas (CAL) def. (7) No. 11 Georgia Rose (NWU) 6-3, 6-4(5) No. 7 Marina Cossou (CAL) def. Bianca Aboubakare (BRN) 6-3, 6-3

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