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Zsofi Susanyi lost on Friday in New York.
Courtesy: Cal Athletics
Susanyi Loses Indoors, While Cal Starts Run at ASU
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  11/08/2013

FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y./TEMPE, Ariz. – California’s Zsofi Susanyi ended her run in the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships on Friday, while her Golden Bear teammates began play in the ASU Thunderbird Invitational 2,400 miles away.

A junior ranked fourth nationally and seeded second in the consolation singles draw, Susanyi fell to Georgia State’s 37th-ranked Abigail Tere-Apisah, 6-3, 6-2, at the USTA Billie Jean National King Tennis Center.

At the Whiteman Tennis Center at Arizona State, Cal’s top-seeded senior Anett Schutting won twice in singles to reach Saturday’s quarterfinals. Schutting, who’s ranked fifth in the ITA preseason singles poll, beat Michigan’s Kristen Dodge, 6-3, 6-1, in the round of 32 and then topped BYU’s Mayci Jones, 6-1, 6-4, in the round of 16.

A total of five Bears advanced to the singles quarterfinals, including third-seeded Klara Fabikova, fourth-seeded Lynn Chi, freshman Maegan Manasse and freshman Denise Starr. Fabikova, a sophomore ranked 23rd, started the tournament with a 6-0, 6-3 victory over Kansas State’s Livia Cirnu and in the round of 16 beat BYU’s Nicolette Tran, 2-6, 6-0, 6-0. Chi, a sophomore ranked 44th, defeated Michigan’s Sara Remynse, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2, and then Kansas State’s Palma Juhasz, 6-0, 6-2.

Starr opened with a 6-1, 6-0, win over Kansas State’s Maria Panaite in the round of 32 and shut out Michigan’s Amy Zhu, 6-0, 6-0, in the round of 16. Manasse topped BYU’s Toby Miclat, 6-4, 6-1, and followed with a victory after ASU’s Desirae Krawczyk retired with Manasse leading 4-6, 6-3, 1-0.

Two Bears fell in the singles round 32, as senior Alice Duranteau lost to Michigan’s Laura Ucros, 3-6, 6-1, 6-0, and junior Cecilia Estlander dropped a 6-1, 6-2 match to Kansas State’s second-seeded and 12th-ranked Petra Niedermayerova. Kelly Chui got past Kansas State’s Amina St. Hill, 6-0, 6-2, to reach the round of 16, but the Cal senior then lost to ASU’s Stephanie Vlad, 6-3, 6-3.

Duranteau and Estlander moved to the consolation singles bracket – or Sparky Bracket – with both Bears winning their first-round matches. Estlander topped ASU’s Kassidy Jump, 7-5, 6-3, while Duranteau beat Kansas State’s Iva Bago, 6-0, 6-2.

In doubles, three of the four Cal teams won their first matches of the round-robin event. The duo of Schutting and Manasse beat ASU’s Jump/Leighann Sahagun, 8-5; Fabikova/Chi topped KSU’s Niedermayerova/Panaite, 8-2; and Chui/Starr dominated Michigan’s Ucros/Zhu, 8-1. Duranteau/Estlander fell, 8-2, to BYU’s Miclat/Tran.

The ASU Thunderbird Invitational concludes on Sunday.

ASU Thunderbird Invitational

Friday, Nov. 8

Whiteman Tennis Center


Anett Schutting/Maegan Manasse (Cal) def. Leighann Sahagun/Kassidy Jump (ASU) 8-5
Stephanie Vlad/Joanna Smith (ASU) def. Mayci Jones/Meghan Sheehan-Dizon (BYU) 8-7 (10-8)
Gussie O’Sullivan/Desirae Krawczyk (ASU) def. Aishwarya Agrawal/Tanya Murtagh (FS) 8-2
Amina St. Hill/Livia Cirnu (KSU) def. Morgan Anderson (BYU)/Sara Remynse (Mich) 8-4
Klara Fabikova/Lynn Chi (Cal) def. Petra Niedermayerova/Maria Panaite (KSU) 8-2
Toby Miclat/Desiree Tran (BYU) def. Alice Duranteau/Cecilia Estlander (Cal) 8-2
Denise Starr/Kelly Chui (Cal) def. Laura Ucros/Amy Zhu (Mich) 8-1
Iva Bago/Palma Juhasz (KSU) def. Annie Weirda/Kristen Dodge (Mich) 8-6

Round of 32

No. 1 Anett Schutting (Cal) def. Kristen Dodge (Mich) 6-3, 6-1
Mayci Jones (BYU) def. Gussie O’Sullivan (ASU) 1-3, 6-3, 6-2
Amy Zhu (Mich) def. Aishwarya Agrawal (FS) 6-3, 6-1
Denise Starr (Cal) def. Maria Panaite (KSU) 6-1, 6-0
No. 4 Lynn Chi (Cal) def. Sara Remynse (Mich) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
Palma Juhasz (KSU) def. Joanna Smith (ASU) 6-3, 6-1
Stephanie Vlad (ASU) def. Morgan Anderson (BYU) 6-2, 6-0
Kelly Chui (Cal) def. Amina St. Hill (KSU) 6-0, 6-2
Leighann Sahagun (ASU) def. Iva Bago (KSU) 6-1, 6-2
Laura Ucros (Mich) def. Alice Duranteu (Cal) 3-6, 6-1, 6-0
Nicolette Tran (BYU) def. Tanya Murtagh (FS) 6-0, 6-0
No. 3 Klara Fabikova (Cal) def. Livia Cirnu (KSU) 6-0, 6-3
Maegan Manasse (Cal) def. Toby Miclat (BYU) 6-4, 6-1
Desirae Krawczyk (ASU) def. Annie Weirda (Mich) 3-6, 6-0, 6-1
Meghan Sheehan-Dizon (BYU) def. Kassidy Jump (ASU) 6-4, 6-3
No. 2 Petra Niedermayerova (KSU) def. Cecilia Estlander (Cal) 6-1, 6-2 

Round of 16

No. 1 Anett Schutting (Cal) def. Mayci Jones (BYU), 6-1, 6-4
Denise Starr (Cal) def. Amy Zhu (Mich) 6-0, 6-0
No. 4 Lynn Chi (Cal) def. Palma Juhasz (KSU) 6-0, 6-2
Stephanie Vlad (ASU) def. Kelly Chui (Cal) 6-3, 6-3
Leighann Sahagun (ASU) def. Laura Ucros (Mich) 6-1, 7-6
No. 3 Klara Fabikova (Cal) def. Nicolette Tran (BYU), 2-6, 6-0, 6-0
Maegan Manasse (Cal) def. Desirae Krawczyk (ASU) 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 ret.
No. 2 Petra Niedermayerova (KSU) def. Meghan Sheehan-Dizon (BYU) 6-4, 6-4 

Sparky Draw 1st Round Consolation Bracket

Kristen Dodge (Mich) W/O
Maria Panaite (KSU) def. Aubria Solares (ASU) 6-1, 6-1
Joanna Smith (ASU) def. Sara Remynse (Mich) 6-4, 6-4
Morgan Anderson (BYU) def. Amina St. Hill (KSU) 6-3, 6-3
Alice Duranteu (Cal) def. Iva Bago (KSU) 6-0, 6-2
Livia Cirnu (KSU) def. Tanya Murtagh (FS) 6-2, 6-1
Toby Miclat (BYU) def. Annie Weirda (Mich) 2-6, 6-1, 6-0
Cecilia Estlander (Cal) def. Kassidy Jump (ASU) 7-5, 6-3


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