No. 8 Bears Earn 4-3 Win Over No. 4 Bruins
BERKELEY - For the third consecutive meeting, a women's tennis dual match between California and UCLA yielded a 4-3 result. This time, the eighth-ranked Golden Bears (3-0) defeated the No. 4 Bruins (4-1) at the Hellman Tennis Complex on Friday, Feb. 4. Top-ranked junior Jana Juricova posted the fourth point for Cal as she defeated McCall Jones in three sets at the top court.
Though UCLA won the first match of the day at No. 3 doubles, Noelle Hickey and Jones' 8-2 victory over junior Stephany Chang and senior Marina Cossou wasn't enough to tip the boat. Cal's sophomore tandem of Annie Goransson and Tayler Davis knotted the race to the doubles point when they took out Pamela Montez and Carling Seguso, 8-6, on the second court. Seconds later, the Bears claimed the first point of the day as the No. 5-ranked team of Juricova and senior Mari Andersson defeated UCLA's No. 57-ranked duo of Courtney Dolehide and Andrea Remynse, 8-4, at the top court.
The Bruins responded as singles matches opened when Maya Johansson came up with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Chang at court six. One court over, Montez posted a 6-2, 6-1 win against freshman Alice Duranteau to push UCLA ahead, 2-1, in the match. Cal tied the score at two on No. 46-ranked Andersson's 6-2, 6-3 win against No. 57-ranked Hickey at No. 2 singles. The Bears went ahead, 3-2, off a win by No. 44-ranked Goransson at court four. Goransson took out No. 36-ranked Dolehide in straight sets, 6-1, 6-2.
Juricova won her first set, 6-4, over Jones, but the two players found a way to break each other's serves down the stretch of the second set. Jones prevailed, 7-5, to send the match into a decisive third set. Down, 15-40, Juricova stood fast to break McCall's serve for a 5-3 lead in the third, but McCall responded to break back and hold her own serve for a five-all tie. Juricova maintained her aggressive serve to go up, 6-5, in the set, but found herself down, 15-40, once more, in the 12th game. One more time, Juricova battled out each point to come up with the 7-5 win in just over three hours on the court.
At No. 3 singles, No. 35-ranked Davis found herself in a three-setter with Remynse after she won the first, 6-3, and lost the second, 6-2. Davis had opportunities to break away for a 5-3 lead, but Remynse pulled into a four-all tie before she came away with the 6-4 win for UCLA's third and final point.
The Bears will play in their first road matches next weekend as they head to Southern California for a 1:30 p.m. PT match against Pepperdine at the Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center in Malibu, Calif., on Friday, Feb. 11. The next day, Cal will take on San Diego State in a noon dual at the Aztec Tennis Center in San Diego. Please visit CalBears.com for more information.
No. 8 California 4, No. 4 UCLA 3
Hellman Tennis Complex | Berkeley, Calif.
Friday, Feb. 4, 2011
New records: California (3-0), UCLA (4-1)
1. No. 5 Andersson/Juricova (CAL) def. No. 57 Dolehide/Remynse (UCLA) 8-4
2. Davis/Goransson (CAL) def. Montez/Seguso (UCLA) 8-6
3. Hickey/Jones (UCLA) def. Chang/Cossou (CAL) 8-2
Order of finish: 3, 2, 1* (California wins doubles point)
1. No. 1 Jana Juricova (CAL) def. McCall Jones (UCLA) 6-4, 5-7, 7-5
2. No. 46 Mari Andersson (CAL) def. No. 57 Noelle Hickey (UCLA) 6-2, 6-3
3. Andrea Remynse (UCLA) def. No. 35 Tayler Davis (CAL) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4
4. No. 44 Annie Goransson (CAL) def. No. 36 Courtney Dolehide (UCLA) 6-1, 6-2
5. Pamela Montez (UCLA) def. Alice Duranteau (CAL) 6-2, 6-1
6. Maya Johansson (UCLA) def. Stephany Chang (CAL) 6-0, 6-1
Order of finish: 6, 5, 2, 4, 1*, 3