No. 3 Golden Bears Cruise by Utah in 7-0 Victory

Jan. 29, 2010

BERKELEY - The No. 3-ranked California women's tennis team (2-0) evaded the Bay Area rain clouds and emerged with a 7-0 victory over Utah (1-2) at the Hellman Tennis Complex, Friday, Jan. 29, in the 2010 ITA Kick-Off Weekend. The Golden Bears will face Sacramento State (1-0) in a 2 p.m. PT match tomorrow (Jan. 30) to determine which team advances to the ITA National Team Indoor Championships in Madison, Wis., Feb. 12-15. The Hornets defeated Colorado (0-1) in an earlier match for the right to face Cal. Colorado and Utah will meet in a consolation match at 11 a.m.

Defending NCAA doubles champions junior Mari Andersson and sophomore Jana Juricova put the Bears on the board first as they took out Andrea Maughan and Erin Monson on the top doubles court, 8-2. Shortly thereafter, the Bears earned the doubles point when the freshman tandem of Tayler Davis and Annie Goransson defeated Lisa Johnson and Evgenia Kryuchkova at court three, 8-4. Play at court two was terminated after the doubles point was awarded.

No. 83-ranked Andersson gave Cal a 2-0 lead as she won her match at court three, 6-0, 6-3, over Paige Miles. Next, the second-ranked Juricova put the Bears out front by three points when she took out Anastasia Putilina on the top court, 6-3, 6-2. No. 10-ranked junior Marina Cossou clinched the victory for Cal as she earned a 6-3, 6-3 win over Monson at No. 2 singles.

With the weather permitting and two other matches nearly completed, the teams played all matches to completion. Senior Kasia Siwosz was the first off the court with a 6-1, 6-2 win against Missy Harris to give the Bears a 5-0 margin. Goransson made the score 6-0 a few minutes later with her 6-2, 6-4 win over Kryuchkova on court four. Davis completed the sweep with her 6-3, 6-4 win over Maughan on court six.

Play concludes beginning with the consolation match at 11 a.m. PT tomorrow (Jan. 30). Live streaming of matches is available via links on the women's tennis page.

No. 3 California 7, No. 63 Utah 0Hellman Tennis Complex | Berkeley, Calif.2010 ITA Kick-Off WeekendFriday, Jan. 29, 2010Doubles1. Andersson/Juricova (CAL) def. Maughan/Monson (UTAH) 8-22. Cossou/Siwosz (CAL) vs. Miles/Putilina (UTAH) DNF3. Davis/Goransson (CAL) def. Johnson/Kryuchkova (UTAH) 8-4Order of finish: 1, 3* (California wins doubles point)Singles1. No. 2 Jana Juricova (CAL) def. Anastasia Putilina (UTAH) 6-3, 6-22. No. 10 Marina Cossou (CAL) def. Erin Monson (UTAH) 6-3, 6-33. No. 83 Mari Andersson (CAL) def. Paige Miles (UTAH) 6-0, 6-34. Annie Goransson (CAL) def. Evgenia Kryuchkova (UTAH) 6-2, 6-45. Kasia Siwosz (CAL) def. Missy Harris (UTAH) 6-1, 6-26. Tayler Davis (CAL) def. Andrea Maughan (UTAH) 6-3, 6-4Order of finish: 3, 1, 2*, 5, 4, 6

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