April 13, 2013
TUCSON, Ariz. - Eleventh-ranked California romped over No. 75 Arizona, 6-1, on Saturday, rebounding from losing the doubles point to sweep all six of the singles matches at the LaNelle Robson Tennis Center. Klara Fabikova's singles win on court two secured the win for the Golden Bears (14-5, 8-1 in the Pac-12) over the Wildcats (9-13, 1-8 Pac-12), who played in their final regular-season home match.
The Bears have now won four straight matches.
"We got off to rough start on a couple courts," Cal head coach Amanda Augustus said of doubles action. "We hadn't played at Arizona for maybe three years, and it took a little bit of adjusting to the courts. But the team responded. They realized they had work to do and stepped it up in the singles. They really got it done in the singles.
"Everyone won the first set quickly, and it set a really good tone. Everyone deserves recognition, because as a team they played really hard in singles and went out and took care of business. You want to see that this time of year."
Cal's two nationally ranked doubles teams both fell, as first the No. 29 team of sophomore Zsofi Susanyi and Fabikova, a freshman, dropped an 8-0 result to Kim Stubbe and Akilah James on court two and then the 23rd-ranked duo of freshman Lynn Chi and junior Anett Schutting lost to Lacey Smyth and Shayne Austin, 8-6, on court one to give the Wildcats the doubles point. On court three, the Cal pair of senior Tayler Davis and junior Alice Duranteau - playing their first match together this season - held off Laura Oldham and Susan Mc Rann, 7-6(5).
It was a different story in singles, as Cal did not lose a set. Senior Annie Goransson started with a quick 6-1, 6-0, win over Wildcat Inge Hendrikx, Chi, ranked 61st, then beat Austin, 6-1, 6-3, on court four, Susanyi - ranked fifth - blitzed James, 6-0, 6-1, on court three and Fabikova, ranked 54th, topped Oldham, 6-0, 6-3, on court two to clinch the match for Cal, which led at 4-1. The 10th-ranked Schutting added a 6-1, 7-6(4), win over No. 74 Smyth on court one and Davis capped the day with a 6-2, 6-4, win over Mc Rann on court five for Cal's 6-1 triumph.
The Bears close out their regular-season home schedule when they host a conference match against Stanford on April 19 at 12:30 p.m. at the Hellman Tennis Complex in Berkeley. The Pac-12 Networks will broadcast the match live starting with singles at 2 p.m. Prior to the match, Cal will honor its seniors - Davis and Goransson - for their contributions to and success with the Golden Bears.
No. 11 California 6, Arizona 1
April 13, 2013, in Tucson, Ariz.
LaNelle Robson Tennis Center
1. Smyth/Austin (UA) def. No. 23 Chi/Schutting (Cal), 8-6
2. Stubbe/James (UA) def. No. 29 Susanyi/Fabikova (Cal), 8-0
3. Davis/Duranteau (Cal) def. Oldham/Mc Rann (UA), 7-6(5)
(Arizona wins the doubles point)
Order of finish: 2, 1, 3
Order of finish: 6, 4, 3, 2*, 1, 5