Saturday, February 7, 2015

Cal women stage big rally in National Indoors

   The fifth-ranked Cal women rallied from a 3-0 deficit to stun No. 11 Vanderbilt 4-3 on Friday in the opening round of 16 at the ITA National Women's Team Indoor Championship in Charlottesville, Va.
   Cecilia Estlander, a senior from Finland, defeated Georgina Sellyn 1-6, 6-3, 6-1 at No. 6 singles in the deciding match.
   Cal (3-0) will play No. 20 TCU (4-1) today at 12:30 p.m. PST in the quarterfinals. The Horned Frogs upset fourth-ranked Duke, the defending champion, 4-3.
No. 5 Cal 4, No. 11 Vanderbilt 3
Doubles
   1. No. 32 Courtney Colton and Sydney Campbell (Vanderbilt) def. No. 4 Maegan Manasse and Denise Starr 7-6 (5).
   2. No. 9 Klara Fabikova and Zsofi Susanyi (Cal) def. Ashleigh Antal and Marie Casares 6-2.
   3. Frances Altick and Astra Sharma (Vanderbilt) def. Cecilia Estlander and Karla Popovic 6-0.
   Order of finish: 3, 2, 1*.
   *Clinched the doubles point
Singles
   1. No. 5 Maegan Manasse (Cal) def. No. 15 Sydney Campbell 4-6, 6-0, 6-3.
   2. No. 78 Klara Fabikova (Cal) def. Courtney Colton 6-4, 7-5.
   3. No. 14 Zsofi Susanyi (Cal) def. Frances Altick 6-4, 6-3.
   4. Astra Sharma (Vanderbilt) def. No. 64 Denise Starr 6-3, 7-5.
   5. No. 77 Marie Casares (Vanderbilt) def. No. 30 Karla Popovic 6-4, 6-2.
   6. Cecilia Estlander (Cal) def. Georgina Sellyn 1-6, 6-3, 6-1.
   Order of finish: 5, 4, 3, 1, 2, 6*.
   *Clinched the overall match      

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