Cal Women's Tennis vs. Duke in ITA Indoors Semifinal Open Thread

The 2013-14 Cal Women's Tennis squad. - Cal Women's Tennis Facebook

Bears took one huge step closer toward winning the ITA Indoors yesterday when they were able to edge the 3rd seed Georgia 4-3. Next up for the 6th seed No.8 Bears in the semifinals today are the 7th seed and No.10 Duke. GO BEARS!

Bears fell to Duke 4-2 and here are the final stats:

Duke University vs California (Feb 09, 2014)

Duke University 4, California 2
Feb 09, 2014 at Charlottesville, Va. (Boar's Head Sports Club)

Singles competition
1. #3 Beatrice Capra (DU) def. #15 Denise Starr (CAL) 6-2, 6-2
2. #26 Anett Schutting (CAL) vs. #45 Ester Goldfeld (DU) 6-3, 3-6, 3-4, unfinished
3. #49 Hanna Mar (DU) def. #95 Lynn Chi (CAL) 6-3, 3-6, 10-4
4. #16 Zsofi Susanyi (CAL) def. Alyssa Smith (DU) 6-2, 7-5
5. Klara Fabikova (CAL) def. Rachel Kahan (DU) 4-6, 6-3, 10-3
6. Marianne Jodoin (DU) def. #31 Maegen Manasse (CAL) 1-6, 6-3, 11-9

Doubles competition
1. Beatrice Capra/Hanna Mar (DU) def. Maegen Manasse/Anett Schutting (CAL) 7-6 (7-4)
2. Ester Goldfeld/Alyssa Smith (DU) def. Denise Starr/Kelly Chui (CAL) 6-3
3. Lynn Chi/Alice Duranteau (CAL) def. Annie Mulholland/Marianne Jodoin (DU) 7-5

Match Notes
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (1,5,4,3,6)

The doubles point came down to the tiebreaker and 4 of the 6 singles also went to the tiebreaker "3rd set". Bears still fared pretty well this weekend at the ITA Indoors, and one would think that the youngsters on the team particularly freshmen phenoms in Denise Starr and Maegen Manasse got some valuable experiences.

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When: 9 AM PT

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Live Stats: VirginiaSports.com

Live Streams:

Court 1

Court 2

Court 3

Court 4

Court 5

Court 6

Here are your match-ups for today:

1st Doubles - Court 1 Game Set
Maegen Manasse (CAL) 
Anett Schutting (CAL) 
0
Beatrice Capra (DUKE) 
Hanna Mar (DUKE) 
0
2nd Doubles - Court 2 Game Set
Denise Starr (CAL) 
Zsofi Susanyi (CAL) 
0
Ester Goldfeld (DUKE) 
Alyssa Smith (DUKE) 
0
3rd Doubles - Court 3 Game Set
Lynn Chi (CAL) 
Klara Fabikova (CAL) 
0
Annie Mulholland (DUKE) 
Marianne Jodoin (DUKE) 
0

1st Singles - Court 1 Game Set 1 Set 2 Set 3
Anett Schutting (CAL) 
Beatrice Capra (DUKE) 
2nd Singles - Court 2 Game Set 1 Set 2 Set 3
Denise Starr (CAL) 
Chalena Scholl (DUKE) 
3rd Singles - Court 3 Game Set 1 Set 2 Set 3
Lynn Chi (CAL) 
Ester Goldfeld (DUKE) 
4th Singles - Court 4 Game Set 1 Set 2 Set 3
Zsofi Susanyi (CAL) 
Hanna Mar (DUKE) 
5th Singles - Court 5 Game Set 1 Set 2 Set 3
Klara Fabikova (CAL) 
Annie Mulholland (DUKE) 
6th Singles - Court 6 Game Set 1 Set 2 Set 3
Maegen Manasse (CAL) 
Alyssa Smith (DUKE) 

Bears in the rankings:

In Doubles - No. 48 Denise Starr/Kelly Chui

In Singles -

No. 26 Anett Schutting (Cal)

No. 15 Denise Starr (Cal)

No. 95 Lynn Chi (Cal)

No. 16 Zsofi Susanyi (Cal)

Klara Fabikova (Cal)

No. 31 Maegan Manasse (Cal)

Certainly, the Cal's ranking is different from the order that they are used. I don't think this is necessarily a gamemanship thing by head coach Amanda Augustus. Schutting is more experienced as a senior while Starr is just a freshman. With that said, it is kind of clear to see why the Bears have had plenty of success in singles 4-6 this season with two top-31 players in those positions in junior Susanyi and freshman Manasse.

Dukes in the rankings:

Dukes were 4-2 winner over North Carolina yesterday.

Doubles - no ranking

Singles -

#3 Beatrice Capra (DU)

Chalena Scholl (DU)

#49 Hanna Mar (DU)

#45 Ester Goldfeld (DU)

Rachel Kahan (DU)

Alyssa Smith (DU)

Bears have the edge in both the team and individual rankings, but that can only mean so much.

On the other side of the bracket, it is the 4th seed UCLA (who took out crosstown rival and 5th seed USC 4-0) and Northwestern (who upset the top seed Florida 4-2).

Recap of Saturday's action:

For the second straight day at the ITA Indoors, Bears dropped the doubles point, meaning that they would need to take 4 of the 6 singles matches to advance. The first singles to finish was No.3 which went to Georgia, nevertheless, Bears did win 4 of the 6 first sets in singles. With singles 4, 2, and 5 all finishing in Cal's favor, Bears had to win one of No.1 or No.6 singles. After Anett Schutting got beat by Georgia's Lauren Herring in two sets, it came down to freshman Megan Manasse who was leading by a set but in a tight set 2. With all the pressure of the entire meet in this one match, Manasse was able to prevail and win set 2 to give the Bears a 4-3 victory.

No. 8 Cal (5-0) defeated No. 4 Georgia (4-1) – 4-3

ITA National Women’s Team Indoor Championships Quarterfinal

Boar’s Head Sports Club

Doubles

1: No. 5 Lauren Herring/Maho Kowase (Georgia) def. Anett Schutting/Maegan Manasse (Cal) – 7-5

2: Silvia Garcia/Kate Fuller (Georgia) vs. No. 48 Denise Starr/Kelly Chui (Cal) – Abandoned

3: Lilly Kimbell/Caroline Brinson (Georgia) def. Lynn Chi/Klara Fabikova (Cal) – 6-2

Georgia captured the doubles point.

Order of finish: 3, 1.

Singles

1: No. 4 Lauren Herring (Georgia) def. No. 26 Anett Schutting (Cal) – 7-6(3), 6-1

2: No. 15 Denise Starr (Cal) def. No. 10 Silvia Garcia (Georgia) – 6-3, 4-6, 1-0(7)

3: No. 25 Maho Kowase (Georgia) def. No. 95 Lynn Chi (Cal) – 6-3, 6-2

4: No. 16 Zsofi Susanyi (Cal) def. No. 33 Lilly Kimbell (Georgia) – 6-0, 6-4

5: Klara Fabikova (Cal) def. Kate Fuller (Georgia) – 7-5, 7-5

6: No. 31 Maegan Manasse (Cal) vs. Mia King (Georgia) – 7-6(5), 6-3

Order of Finish: 3, 4, 2, 5, 1, 6.

GO BEARS!

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