Sept. 25, 2007
BERKELEY - The California women's tennis team will play host to 12 different schools over the weekend in the annual Cal Invitational. Play begins each day at 8:30 a.m. with doubles matches (singles start at approximately 10 a.m.) and goes until approximately 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28, and Saturday, Sept. 29. Sunday's start time is also 8:30 a.m., but matches will conclude in the early afternoon. Matches will be played at the Hellman Tennis Complex and the Channing Tennis Courts.
The three-day event will include a singles tournament divided into three flights and a doubles tournament to be divided into two flights. Participating teams include host California, Arizona, Arizona State, Fresno State, Long Beach State, Nevada, Northwestern, Pacific, Sacramento State, Saint Mary's, San Francisco, Santa Clara, and UC Davis. Complete draw information will be posted and can be found at www.tennisinformation.com.
Senior Susie Babos won both the singles and doubles tournaments at the 2006 Cal Invitational, helping Cal to a tournament sweep. The Bears success throughout the first two days of the tournament culminated in a Cal vs. Cal final. Babos defeated former teammate Zsuzanna Fodor in the Gold flight (6-4; 6-2) final for the tournament singles title. Fodor and Babos then teamed up to win the doubles title with an 8-0 win over then freshman Nina Henkel and junior Daron Moore.
The Golden Bears return to action on Tuesday, Oct. 2 in Los Angeles for the All-American. Qualifiers will continue play in the All-American Main Draw from Oct. 4-7.