No. 10 Cal Sweeps Arizona in First Pac-10 Dual
March 26, 2010
TUCSON, Ariz. - The No. 10-ranked California women's tennis team notched its first Pac-10 win of the year as the Golden Bears defeated No. 55 Arizona, 7-0, at the LaNelle Robson Tennis Center on Friday, March 26. Freshman Annie Goransson posted the deciding point from No. 4 singles with her 6-1, 6-4 win over Natalia Toporowska. Cal improved to 13-3 with a 1-0 Pac-10 mark this season with Arizona falling to 10-5; 1-3 in league matches.
The Bears swept the doubles courts as they gained the first advantage of the match. Sophomore Stephany Chang and Goransson were the first duo to finish as they took out Debora Castany and Natasha Marks at the third court, 8-3. Moments later, Cal's No. 6-ranked tandem of junior Mari Andersson and sophomore Jana Juricova put up an 8-3 win of its own over Jane Huh and Sarah Landsman. The Bears completed the sweep with an 8-4 win on court two as freshman Tayler Davis and senior Kasia Siwosz defeated Claire Rietsch and Toporowska.
No. 50-ranked Andersson wasted little time putting the Bears on top, 2-0, as she defeated Landsman at the second singles court, 6-1, 6-1. Davis was as efficient in her match with a 6-0, 6-3 win against Castany at court five to give Cal a 3-0 lead. Goransson came through with her clinching victory next on court four. With the match decided, No. 2-ranked Juricova earned a 6-2, 6-2 win against No. 93 Marks to give Cal a 5-0 lead.
Chang fought out a 6-2, 7-5 win against Huh on the sixth singles court and Siwosz edged Rietsch in two tiebreakers to give the Bears their sixth and seventh points of the day. Siwosz won the first set, 7-5, in a tiebreaker and came back to take a 7-2 win in the second-set tiebreaker.
The Bears will remain in the desert for another night to face No. 23-ranked Arizona State (11-3, 3-1 Pac-10) in a noon PT match at the Whiteman Tennis Center in Tempe, Ariz. on Saturday, March 27.
No. 10 California 7, No. 55 Arizona 0LaNelle Robson Tennis Center | Tucson, Ariz.Friday, March 26, 2010Doubles1. No. 6 Andersson/Juricova (CAL) def. Huh/Landsman (ARIZ) 8-32. Davis/Siwosz (CAL) def. Rietsch/Toporowska (ARIZ) 8-43. Chang/Goransson (CAL) def. Castany/Marks (ARIZ) 8-3Order of finish: 3, 1*, 2 (California wins doubles point)Singles1. No. 2 Jana Juricova (CAL) def. No. 93 Natasha Marks (ARIZ) 6-2, 6-22. No. 50 Mari Andersson (CAL) def. Sarah Landsman (ARIZ) 6-1, 6-13. Kasia Siwosz (CAL) def. Claire Rietsch (ARIZ) 7-6(5), 7-6(2)4. Annie Goransson (CAL) def. Natalia Toporowska (ARIZ) 6-1, 6-45. Tayler Davis (CAL) def. Debora Castany (ARIZ) 6-0, 6-36. Stephany Chang (CAL) def. Jane Huh (ARIZ) 6-2, 7-5Order of finish: 2, 5, 4*, 1, 6, 3