No. 9 Golden Bears Blank Crimson in 7-0 Decision

March 17, 2010

BERKELEY - The ninth-ranked California women's tennis team (10-3) swept all nine matches to earn a 7-0 victory over No. 51 Harvard (6-6) on Wednesday (March 17) at the Hellman Tennis Complex. The Golden Bears posted their 10th win of the season as No. 16-ranked junior Marina Cossou recorded her sixth consecutive singles victory at court two in a 6-3, 6-0 decision over Hideko Tachibana.

Cal claimed the doubles point for the 12th time this season as it swept all three courts. Sophomore Stephany Chang and freshman Annie Goransson were the first pair off the courts as they registered an 8-4 win over Caroline Davis and Alexandra Lehman at court three. Cossou and senior Kasia Siwosz sealed the point for the Bears with an 8-2 win at court two against Kristin Norton and Tachibana. Cal's No. 6-ranked duo of junior Mari Andersson and sophomore Jana Juricova put away Holly Cao and Samantha Rosekrans at the top court in an 8-4 win to finish off Cal's three-match sweep.

Goransson spent just an hour at court five to post her 6-0, 6-1 win over Sophie Chang to give Cal a 2-0 advantage in the match. The Bears went up, 3-0, when Stephany Chang defeated Lehman at court six, 6-1, 6-2. Cossou finished things off against Tachibana next to award the Bears with a 4-0 victory.

With the match decided, No. 50-ranked Andersson completed her 6-3, 6-0 win against Norton to push the score to 5-0. Siwosz earned her 20th win of the season as she defeated Rosekrans at court four, 7-5, 6-2. After surrendering the first set, 6-4, No. 2-ranked Juricova bounced back to win the second set, 6-3, and force a third-set super-tiebreaker. The two started the breaker close but Juricova pulled away in the end to win, 10-4, for her 26th singles victory of the season.

The Bears will host No. 45 Sacramento State (9-4, 1-0 Big Sky) in a noon PT match on Friday, March 19, at the Hellman Tennis Complex. Please check for more information.

No. 9 California 7, No. 51 Harvard 0Hellman Tennis Complex | Berkeley, Calif.Wednesday, March 17, 2010Doubles1. No. 6 Andersson/Juricova (CAL) def. Cao/Rosekrans (HAR) 8-42. Cossou/Siwosz (CAL) def. Norton/Tachibana (HAR) 8-23. Chang/Goransson (CAL) def. Davis/Lehman (HAR) 8-4Order of finish: 3, 2*, 1 (California wins doubles point)Singles1. No. 2 Jana Juricova (CAL) def. No. 54 Holly Cao (HAR) 4-6, 6-3, 1-0(4)2. No. 16 Marina Cossou (CAL) def. Hideko Tachibana (HAR) 6-3, 6-03. No. 50 Mari Andersson (CAL) def. Kristin Norton (HAR) 6-3, 6-24. Kasia Siwosz (CAL) def. Samantha Rosekrans (HAR) 7-5, 6-25. Annie Goransson (CAL) def. Sophie Chang (HAR) 6-0, 6-16. Stephany Chang (CAL) def. Alexandra Lehman (HAR) 6-1, 6-2Order of finish: 5, 6, 2*, 3, 4, 1

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