Feb. 28, 1998
BERKELEY, Calif--The seventh-ranked California women's tennis team rallied in doubles but could not overcome fifth-ranked Stanford as the Cardinal handed the Golden Bears their second loss of the season, 5-4, at the Hellman Tennis Center on the Cal campus Saturday afternoon. The loss dropped the Bears to 9-2, while Stanford improved to 13-0 with the victory.
Junior Amanda Augustus improved her overall record to 17-4 with a 7-5, 6-3 victory over Anne Kremer in the No. 1 singles position and freshman Anita Kurimay knocked off Sarah Pestieau 7-5, 6-1 at No. 5 to give Cal and early advantage. But Stanford roared back to take the four remaining singles slots, including a 6-3, 6-7, 7-5 three-set thriller by Jennifer Heiser over junior Francesca La'O at No. 6, to build a 4-2 lead heading into doubles play.
In doubles, Cal got wins from the teams of Esther Knox and Kurimay at No. 2 and La'O and Jenny Lee at No. 3 to tie the match at four apiece. But the Stanford twosome of Kremer and Teryn Ashley proved to be too much for Cal's duo of Augustus and Amy Jensen, handing the Cal tandem its first dual match loss of the season, 8-6, to clinch the Cardinal victory.
The California women's tennis team continue its homestand Friday, March 6 when the Bears host Pac-10 Southern Division for Arizona in a dual match at the Hellman Tennis Center. Match time is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.
WOMEN'S INTERCOLLEGIATE TENNIS STANFORD AT CALIFORNIA -- FEBRUARY 28, 1998 FINAL SCORE: Stanford 5 California 4 Singles No. 1 Amanda Augustus (Cal) def. Anne Kremer (Stan.) 7-5, 6-3 No. 2 Julie Scott (Stan.) def. Esther Knox (Cal) 6-3, 6-0 No. 3 Teryn Ashley (Stan.) def. Stephanie Tibbits (Cal) 6-1, 6-1 No. 4 Ania Bleszynski (Stan.) def. Amy Jensen (Cal) 6-3, 6-2 No. 5 Anita Kurimay (Cal) def. Sarah Pestieau (Stan.) 7-5, 6-1 No. 6 Jennifer Heiser (Stan.) def. Francesca La'O (Cal) 6-3, 6-7, 7-5 Doubles No. 1 Kremer/Ashley (Stan.) def. Augustus/Jensen (Cal) 8-6 No. 2 Knox/Kurimay (Cal) def. Scott/Bleszynski (Stan.) 8-6 No. 3 La'O/Jenny Lee (Cal) def. Heiser/Pestieau (Stan.) 5-1