March 17, 2013
SAN DIEGO - Fifteenth-ranked California won its third straight dual match when the Golden Bears defeated No. 52 San Diego State, 6-1, on Sunday afternoon at the Aztec Tennis Center. Cal improved its record to 8-4, while the Aztecs fell to 7-4.
The Bears two of three doubles matches to clinch the doubles point. The 40th-ranked team of freshman Lynn Chi and junior Anett Schutting knocked off SDSU's Laura Antonana Iriarte and Michela Casanova, 8-2, on court one to start the day. But Cal freshman Klara Fabikova and junior Kelly Chui fell to the Aztecs' Julia Wais/Kristin Buth, 8-5, on court two to tie the proceedings. The senior duo of Tayler Davis and Annie Goransson won the doubles point by beating Isabelle Hoorn/Alicia Aguilar, 8-6, on court three.
In singles on court six, Goransson shut out Casanova, 6-0, 6-0, to give Cal a 2-0 lead. SDSU got on the board when Chui lost to Tami Nguyen on court five, 6-4, 6-1, to make the score 2-1.
But that was the last win for the Aztecs, as Cal swept the final four matches. On court two, No. 108 Fabikova topped Aguilar, 6-2, 6-4; No. 57 Chi beat Antonana Iriarte, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, on court three; Davis beat Buth, 7-6(4), 6-1, on court four; and No. 9 Schutting closed out the match by ousting Wais, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2, on court one.
Cal returns to Pac-12 play when it hosts Colorado on Friday, March 22, and Utah on Saturday, March 23, at the Hellman Tennis Complex in Berkeley.
No. 15 California 6, No. 52 San Diego State 1
Order of finish: 1, 2, 3.
Order of finish: 6, 2, 5, 3, 4, 1.