Oct. 6, 2012
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. - The third-ranked duo of Annie Goransson and Anett Schutting won its first Saturday match in the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships, but the Golden Bears dropped their second match in the doubles consolation draw semifinal against Pepperdine, 8-3, to close California's stay at the Riviera Tennis Club.
The second-seeded Cal pair beat the Baylor duo of Ema Burgic-Jordaan Sanford, 8-2, in the quarterfinals.
"They definitely played much better in the first match and came out aggressively against Baylor," Cal head coach Amanda Augustus said. "They were probably surprised at how we came out against them. Annie and Anett played quite well in that match."
The Bears had a short break before playing the Lions' fourth-seeded and seventh-ranked team of Khunpak Issara and Lorraine Guillermo.
"Pepperdine beat a Stanford team in the earlier round [8-4] and really attacked us," Augustus said. "They were all over the net and played a much different style than the Baylor team. We made some adjustments but ran out of time in that pro set. Give credit to them; they played well."
The Bears next compete in the Saint Mary's Invitational from Oct. 12-14 in Moraga, Calif.