March 4, 2013
Friday, March 8
Saturday, March 9
BERKELEY - Eighteenth-ranked California begins Pac-12 Conference play when it hosts No. 73 Washington State on Friday, March 8, at 1:30 p.m. and No. 31 Washington (8-3) on Saturday, March 9, at noon at the Hellman Tennis Complex.
Scouting the Bears
Scouting the Cougars
Scouting the Huskies
Washington plays its Pac-12 opener at No. 26 Stanford at 1:30 p.m. on Friday before playing the Bears on Saturday
The Huskies beat Iowa State, 7-0, on March 3 in Seattle in its last match
UW's lone ranked singles player is Andjela Nemcevic, who is ranked 124th
Jill Hultquist is in her eighth year as Washington's head coach
Cal began the day with the duo of seniors Tayler Davis and Annie Goransson beating Natalie Dillon/Krista Hardebeck, 8-1, on court three. The 30th-ranked team of freshman Lynn Chi and junior Anett Schutting then fell to the Cardinal's Kristie Ahn/Nicole Gibbs, 8-4, on court one, before Cal junior Kelly Chui and freshman Klara Fabikova lost to Stacey Tan/Ellen Tsay, 8-4, on court two to clinch the doubles point for the Cardinal.
The Bears were without the services of the sophomore star Zsofi Susanyi for the second straight match. A minor injury sidelined the nation's fifth-ranked singles player who with Fabikova also forms the nation's 26th-ranked doubles team.
In singles, the court-two battle between Ahn and Chi featured the 48th and 49th ranked players in the nation, and the 48th-ranked Ahn prevailed, 6-3, 6-2, to give the Cardinal a 2-0 lead.
Stanford claimed three more two-set victories, as the eighth-ranked Schutting lost to No. 87 Gibbs on court one, 6-2, 6-2, No. 117 Fabikova fell to No. 14 Hardebeck on court three, 6-3, 7-5 - officially winning the match for Stanford - and Chui lost to No. 31 Tsay, 6-2, 6-2, on court five to make the score 5-0.
Cal won its first set when Davis won the first set of her match with Tan, 6-0, the 103rd-ranked Cardinal player won the rest of the way, 7-5, 6-0, to make the team score 6-0.
Junior Alice Duranteau notched Cal's lone point, beating Lindsey Kostas, 7-6(6), 6-2, on court six.