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Lynn Chi clinched victory in doubles and in the overall match against Washington.
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No. 16 Cal Routs No. 42 Washington 7-0 at Hellman
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Release:  03/15/2014

BERKELEY – Sixteenth-ranked California remained perfect against No. 42 Washington this season at the Hellman Tennis Complex, where the Golden Bears dominated the Huskies, 7-0, on Saturday in Cal’s Pac-12 opener. This marked the Bears’ first match at Hellman since Jan. 25, when they also shut out Washington, 4-0.

The previous victory over the Huskies came in the finale of the ITA Kick-Off Weekend and qualified the Bears for the USTA/ITA National Team Indoor Championships.

On Saturday, Cal did not lose a set to UW in singles, though the Huskies won the court-three doubles match after the Bears had already captured the doubles point.

Cal improved its record to 7-4 (1-0 in the Pac-12), while the Huskies’ record now stands at 10-4 (0-4 Pac-12).

The previous victory over the Huskies came in the finale of the ITA Kick-Off Weekend and qualified the Bears for the USTA/ITA National Team Indoor Championships.

On Saturday, Cal did not lose a set to UW in singles, though the Huskies won the court-three doubles match after the Bears had already captured the doubles point.

“That was our Pac-12 opener, and I was pleased to start with a win,” Cal head coach Amanda Augustus said. “I’m very excited that we won the doubles point today. We had some new partnerships out there today, and I was happy with that.

“We switched up our (singles) lineup a little bit, and I thought that went well. Obviously to win all the matches on every court is a great way to start. It’s nice to be back here at Hellman, and I was just proud of our effort today.”

The Bears hadn’t won a doubles point since Jan. 31 against San Francisco, but they rectified that on Saturday. (Cal won two doubles matches against UW – with the third match abandoned – to win the doubles point on Jan. 25.)

Freshman Maegan Manasse and Denise Starr played together for the first time, and the pairing was successful as the Bears beat Julija Lukac/Andjela Nemcevic, 8-3, on court two in the first completed match. The team of senior Anett Schutting and sophomore Lynn Chi – ranked 80th earlier this week despite not having played together since Oct. 20 – reunited to secure the doubles point with an 8-4 win over Elianne Douglas-Miron/Riko Shimizu on court one.

With the doubles point clinched and court three tied at 5-5, the teams played a tiebreaker to decide the last match. The UW team of Angela Chen/Grace Ysidora prevailed, 6-5(5), over senior Alice Duranteau and Klara Fabikova.

“It was a big, big momentum shift,” junior Zsofi Susanyi said of Cal winning the doubles point, “especially because we hadn’t won a doubles point in so long. When we win the doubles, we need three more singles (wins), and everybody fought a lot harder today. It’s just the focus that we had to win those three singles. Everyone just went out there today to be the one who wins the three singles, and we all closed out pretty fast.”

Manasse, ranked 108th in singles, quickly made the overall score 2-0 with a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Natalie Allen on court six. Fabikova followed with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Shimizu on court five. Chi – ranked 43rd – won the clinching match again, this time beating Nemcevic, 6-0, 6-1, on court four to give Cal a 4-0 lead.

The teams played out the rest of the matches. Starr, ranked 26th and playing for just the second time on court one in singles, topped the 97th-ranked Douglas-Miron, 6-2, 6-1, to give Cal a 5-0 lead. The 30th-ranked Schutting posted a 6-4, 6-2 win over Ysidora on court two and the 13th-ranked Susanyi closed with a 7-5, 6-2 win over Lukac on court three.

Cal next hosts No. 19 Tulsa in a nonconference match on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Channing Tennis Courts.

No. 16 Cal (7-4, 1-0 Pac-12) defeated No 42 Washington (10-4, 0-4 Pac-12) – 7-0

March 15, 2014, in Berkeley, Calif.

Hellman Tennis Complex

Doubles

1: No. 80 Lynn Chi/Anett Schutting (Cal) def. Elianne Douglas-Miron/Riko Shimizu (UW) – 8-4

2: Maegan Manasse/Denise Starr (Cal) def. Julija Lukac/Andjela Nemcevic (UW) – 8-3

3: Angela Chen/Grace Ysidora (UW) def. Alice Duranteau/Klara Fabikova (Cal) – 6-5(5)

Cal captured the doubles point.

Order of Finish: 2, 1*, 3

*Clinched doubles

Singles

1: No. 26 Denise Starr (Cal) def. No. 97 Elianne Douglas-Miron (UW) – 6-2, 6-1

2: No. 30 Anett Schutting (Cal) def. Grace Ysidora (UW) – 6-4, 6-2

3: No. 13 Zsofi Susanyi (Cal) def. Julija Lukac (UW) – 7-5, 6-2

4: No. 43 Lynn Chi (Cal) def. Andjela Nemcevic (UW) – 6-0, 6-1

5: Klara Fabikova (Cal) def. Riko Shimizu (UW) – 6-2, 6-0

6: No. 108 Maegan Manasse (Cal) def. Natalie Allen (UW) – 6-1, 6-0

Order of Finish: 6, 5, 4^, 1, 2, 3

^Clinched the overall match


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