Four Golden Bears Named To Pac-10 Women's Tennis All-Conference Team
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  06/21/1999

May 4, 1999

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - In a vote of Conference coaches, the No. 6-ranked California women's tennis team claimed four spots on the Pacific-10 Conference 1999 Women's Tennis All-Conference Team, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced Tuesday, more than any team in the league. Senior Amanda Augustus (Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.) headed the list with her third-consecutive first team selection, while junior Amy Jensen (Brisbane, Australia) and sophomore Anita Kurimay (Budapest, Hungary) were second team honorees. Junior Claire Curran (Dublin, Ireland) was tabbed as an honorable mention choice.

Augustus, who combines with Jensen to form the nation's No. 4-ranked doubles tandem, finished the regular season with a No. 17 singles ranking after an 18-13 senior campaign. Augustus played in all but two contests in the No. 1 position for the Bears and notched an 11-9 mark in dual match play, helping the Cal to 16-4 regular season record. In doubles with Jensen, the duo was 21-6 on the year, including a perfect 7-0 in Pac-10 dual matches. The pair was equally as impressive versus ranked opponents, going 16-5 against Top 50 competition and 7-3 versus the nation's Top 20.

Jensen, who is currently ranked as the No. 35 singles player in college tennis, spit time in Cal's Nos. 2 and 3 singles positions during the dual match play and finished the regular season second on the team in wins with a 26-11 overall record. Most recently, Jensen reeled off three consecutive victories to reach the semifinals at the Pac-10 Championships, where she fell to eventual champion Marissa Irvin of Stanford.

Cal's leader in singles victories, Kurimay, ended the regular season with a 27-14 overall record and a No. 26 national ranking. She also teams with Curran to form the Bears No. 2 and college tennis' No. 33 doubles tandem.

Curran, who finished the season third on the Cal team in singles victories with a 23-10 record, saw most of her action this season in the Nos. 4-6 position for the Bears, posting a 14-3 record in dual match play.