March 5, 2008
BERKELEY - The No. 8 California women's tennis team (8-3) defeated No. 26 William and Mary (8-8) with a 5-2 win today at the Hellman Tennis Complex. Senior No. 32 Cristina Visico clinched the win for the Golden Bears by defeating Klaudyna Kasztelaniec 4-6, 7-5, 6-3. After dropping the first set, Viscico rebounded to win a tight second set. After losing the first game in the third set, she came back to win four games in a row to take a commanding lead that she would never lose.
In the doubles matches, the Bears took the doubles point by winning two of the three matches. On court two, the duo of Marina Cossou and Claire Ilcinkas clinched the doubles point with an 8-4 win over Ragini Acharya and Kasztelaniec. The Bears were leading 3-2 and went on to win the next four of five games to pull away for the eventual victory. Cal won its first doubles match on court three with Bojana Bobusic and Rachael Dillon beating Carmen Pop and Lauren Sabacinski 8-3. Like on court two, Cal took control of the match.
In singles play on court one, No. 47 Cossou knocked off 11th-ranked Megan Moulton-Levy 6-2, 6-1 in an impressive performance on the top court to get the first singles win of the day for the Bears. No. 15 Susie Babos won a hard-fought match against Katarina Zoricic 7-5, 5-7, 6-4. In both the first and third sets Babos came back from a huge deficit, 5-1 in the first and 4-1 in the third, to win both sets and the match. On court four, Ilcinkas defeated Acharya 6-3, 7-5.
Cal returns to the courts on Friday, March 7 to face Arizona State at 1:30 p.m., at the Hellman Tennis Complex.
No. 8 California 5, No. 26 William and Mary 2
Mar. 5, 2008 | Hellman Tennis Complex | Berkeley, Calif.
1. Moulton-Levy/Zoricic (W&M) def. Babos/Kusano (CAL) 8-6
2. Cossou/Ilcinkas (CAL) def. Acharya/Kasztelaniec (W&M) 8-4
3. Bobusic/Dillon (CAL) def. Pop/Sabacinski (W&M) 8-3
Order of finish: 3, 2*, 1 (California wins doubles point)
1. No. 47 Marina Cossou (CAL) def. No. 11 Megan Moulton-Levy (W&M) 6-2, 6-1
2. No. 15 Susie Babos (CAL) def. No. 102 Katarina Zoricic (W&M) 7-5, 5-7, 6-4
3. No. 32 Cristina Visico (CAL) def. Klaudyna Kasztelaniec (W&M) 4-6, 7-5, 6-3
4. No. 64 Claire Ilcinkas (CAL) def. No. 80 Ragini Acharya (W&M) 6-3, 7-5
5. Lauren Sabacinski (W&M) def. No. 84 Bojana Bobusic (CAL) 6-2, 2-3, ret
6. Carmen Pop (W&M) def. Daron Moore (CAL) 3-6, 7-6, 6-3
Order of finish: 5, 1, 4, 6, 3*, 2