No. 16 Cal Has 5 Ranked in Singles, 3 in Doubles
BERKELEY – With the release of Tuesday’s ITA polls, California wound up with three doubles teams and five singles players ranked in the ITA rankings, while the Golden Bears remained at No. 16 in the team poll.
The Bears have a 6-4 record after splitting two home matches last week; they beat San Diego State, 5-2, and lost to Stanford, 5-2.
This marks the first time this season that Cal has had three of its doubles teams ranked. Those three pairs consist of senior Anett Schutting and freshman Maegan Manasse, who are ranked No. 50, senior Kelly Chui and freshman Denise Starr at No. 63, and Schutting and sophomore Lynn Chi at No. 80.
In singles, junior Zsofi Susanyi is at No. 13, Starr is ranked 26th, Schutting is at No. 30, Chi is ranked 43rd and Manasse is at No. 108.
Cal is one of 10 Pac-12 Conference teams ranked this week, including No. 1 UCLA, No. 4 Stanford, No. 10 USC, No. 28 Arizona State, No. 33 Arizona, No. 37 Utah, No. 42 Washington, No. 47 Washington State and No. 62 Colorado.
There are 11 total Pac-12 doubles teams ranked, and the 11 come from a total of four teams – three each from Cal, UCLA and USC and two from Stanford. There are 26 Pac-12 players ranked in singles, with six from Stanford, five each from Cal and UCLA, four from USC, two from Arizona, two from Arizona State, one from Washington and one from Utah.
Cal hosts No. 42 Washington on Saturday at noon in the Bears' Pac-12 opener.