Gombar and Kerr defeated Stanford’s Madi Bugg and Kelsey Humphreys in straight sets, 22-20, 21-15.
The Bears’ No. 2 team of sophomores Lara Vukasovic and Sarah Cole suffered its first defeat of the season, falling in three sets to the Cardinal’s Lauren Birks and Jordan Burgess in three sets, 21-19, 10-21, 15-12.
Cal’s No. 1 team of seniors Adrienne Gehan and Joan Caloiaro lost two hard-fought sets to Stanford’s Brittany Howard and Carly Wopat, 22-20, 21-19. Howard and Wopat were forced to come back from deficits in each set.
At No. 4, sophomore Katarina Milosavljevic and freshman Sabrina Blackwell fell to Inky Ajanaku and Kyle Gilbert, 21-12, 21-14. The Bears’ No. 5 team of Emily Lunt and Caroline Olson lost 21-18, 21-14 to Stanford’s Morgan Boukather and Megan McGehee.
The Bears (1-3) are back in action Saturday at the Sacramento State Invitational, in which they will take on host Sac State and No. 9 Saint Mary’s.