Women's Tennis
Mizyuk Returns To Win Doubles With Lombard at Cal Winter Invitational

BERKELEY, Calif. - Junior Maria Mizyuk made her 2008-09 season debut Friday as she and the University of Nevada women’s tennis team opened of its spring side of the schedule at the Cal Winter Invitational at the Hellman Tennis Complex in Berkeley, Calif.

Other participants at the Cal Winter Invitational were host No. 2 California, No. 75 Cal Poly and No. 59 Saint Mary’s.

Mizyuk, who missed the fall side of the schedule due to an injury at the WAC Championships last season on April 26, 2008, teamed up with Lombard to defeat Bojana Bobusic and Marion Ravelojaona of No. 2 California 8-6. It is also the first time both Mizyuk and Lombard teamed up together.

“It was an interesting day,” head coach Sylvain Malroux said. “But I was really pleased and pretty impressed. Maria played really well.”

For the rest of the Wolf Pack in doubles action, Cal’s No. 7 Marina Cossou and Claire Ilcinkas topped senior Caroline Bailly and sophomore Lais Ogata 8-1. Cal’s Mari Andersson and Jana Juricova defeated sophomores Florence De Vrye and Caroline Stevens.

In singles competition, Bailly took on Saint Mary’s No. 25 Alexandra Poorta but came just short, 6-3, 2-6, 6-3.

“I’m so glad we are playing these tournament, they need to play matches,” Malroux said. “In singles, they played well. I’m pleased with the way they are trying.”

The Wolf Pack returns to action Saturday.

2009 Cal Winter Invitational (Round 1)
Hellman Tennis Complex | Berkeley, Calif.
January 16, 2009

Singles Round 1
No. 13 Marina Cossou (CAL) def. Suzie Matzenauer (CPU) 6-2, 6-4
Mari Andersson (CAL) def. Brittany Blalock (CPU) 6-2, 6-1
No. 52 Jana Juricova (CAL) def. Steffi Wong (CPU) 6-3, 6-2
No. 15 Bojana Bobusic (CAL) def. No. 120 Maria Malec (CPU) 6-2, 6-2
No. 30 Claire Ilcinkas (CAL) def. Whitney Eves (CPU) 6-4, 6-3
Marion Ravelojaona (CAL) def. Diane Filip (CPU) 6-1, 6-4
Stephany Chang (CAL) def. Shannon Brady (CPU) 6-3, 6-2
Jocelyn Davis (CPU) def. Catalina Visico (CAL) 6-1, 6-1
No. 25 Alexandra Poorta (SMC) def. Caroline Bailly (NEV) 6-3, 2-6, 6-3
Claire Soper (SMC) def. Florence De Vrye (NEV) 6-1, 6-3
Ana Chikhikvishvili (SMC) def. Caroline Stevens (NEV) 6-2, 6-1
Marah Calvo (SMC) def. Lais Ogata (NEV) 6-2, 6-0
Sabina Gunnarsson (SMC) def. Aodhnait Lombard (NEV) 6-2, 6-2
Erin Young (SMC) def. Katarina Huba (NEV) 6-3, 6-3

Doubles Round 1
No. 7 Cossou/Ilcinkas (CAL) def. Bailly/Ogata (NEV) 8-1
Andersson/Juricova (CAL) def. De Vrye/Stevens (NEV) 8-2
Lombard/Mizyuk (NEV) def. Bobusic/Ravelojoana (CAL) 8-6
Chang/Visico (CAL) def. Fisher/Malec (SMC) 8-3
No. 38 Poorta/Soper (SMC) def. Blalock/Wong (CPU) 8-4
Markhoff/Matzenauer (CPU) def. Aloia/Strijbis (SMC) 8-5
Calvo/Chikhikvishvili (SMC) def. Filip/Malec (CPU) 8-6
Gunnarsson/Young (SMC) def. Brady/Eves (CPU) 8-3