Juricova Pushes Through to Semifinal at ITA National Indoors

Nov. 6, 2009

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - No. 4-ranked California women's tennis sophomore Jana Juricova advanced to the singles semifinal of the 2009 ITA National Indoor Tennis Championships at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center on the campus of Yale University, Friday, Nov. 6. The fourth-seeded Juricova took out No. 25-ranked Kristi Boxx of Mississippi in the round of 16, 7-5, 6-2, to earn a berth in the quarterfinal against No. 47 Pichittra Thongdach of Boise State. Juricova then went through Thongdach in two sets, 6-3, 6-2, to move into the singles semifinal.

Juricova will face seventh-seeded No. 58 Denise Dy of Washington in her semifinal match set for 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, Nov. 7. Juricova fell to Dy, 6-3, 6-3, in the championship match at the Wilson/ITA Northwest Regional on Oct. 26, at Stanford, in their only other meeting.

No. 18-ranked junior Marina Cossou drew No. 11 Yasmin Schnaak of UCLA in her round of 16 match and came away with a 6-2, 6-2 win to avenge an early-season loss to Schnaak at the Cal Nike Invitational. Cossou then faced No. 23 Lenka Broosova of Baylor in the quarterfinal where she fell, 6-2, 6-1. Broosova will take on second-seeded No. 8 Irina Falconi of Georgia Tech in the other singles semifinal.

In the singles consolation round of 16, No. 26-ranked junior Mari Andersson fell to Sona Novakova of Armstrong Atlantic in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1. No. 2 Andersson and Juricova held the top seed in the newly-formed doubles consolation quarterfinal where they breezed through an 8-0 victory against Erica Robertson and Heather Steinbauer of Vanderbilt. Andersson and Juricova draw Pavi Francis and Marta Lesniak of Southern Methodist in a 9 a.m. ET match for the doubles consolation semifinal.

For complete information, results, draws and schedules, please visit www.itatennis.com.

2009 ITA National Indoor Tennis ChampionshipsCullman-Heyman Tennis Center | New Haven, Conn.Friday, November 6 - Day 2

Singles Round of 16[4] No. 4 Jana Juricova (CAL) def. No. 25 Kristi Boxx (MISS) 7-5, 6-2No. 18 Marina Cossou (CAL) def. No. 11 Yasmin Schnaak (UCLA) 6-2, 6-2

Singles Quarterfinal[4] No. 4 Jana Juricova (CAL) def. No. 47 Pichittra Thongdach (BSU) 6-3, 6-2No. 23 Lenka Broosova (BAY) def. No. 18 Marina Cossou (CAL) 6-2, 6-1

Singles Consolation Round of 16Sona Novakova (ARM) def. No. 26 Mari Andersson (CAL) 6-1, 6-1

Doubles Consolation Quarterfinal[1] No. 2 Andersson/Juricova (CAL) def. Robertson/Steinbauer (VAN) 8-0

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