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Sunday Tennis Match Between CU/Cal Moved Indoors
Release: March 22, 2014
By: Andrew Green, Assistant SID
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BOULDER – Due to the inclement weather in Boulder, Sunday’s women’s tennis match between No. 64 Colorado and No. 16 California will be moved indoors to the Rocky Mountain Tennis Center (Millennium Hotel Harvest House) beginning at 10 a.m.

Parking and admission are free.

CU is 7-8 overall and 0-4 in the Pac-12 Conference, enters the week with three of its players having 16 or more victories on the season. Sophomore Alex Aiello tops the Buffaloes with 19, followed by freshman Nuria Ormeño Ruiz (18), and junior Julyette Steur (16).

Steur and junior Ashley Tiefel lead the Buffs in doubles victories with 14 this season, including 10 this spring.

Ten of the 11 women’s tennis teams in the conference are nationally ranked. UCLA is No. 2, while defending champion Stanford is No. 4, USC is No. 12, followed by Cal at No. 16. 

Arizona State (No. 25) and Utah (No. 27) are next, followed by Washington (No. 42), Arizona (No. 45), Washington State (No. 50), and Colorado (No. 64).

Cal (8-4, 1-0) enters Sunday’s match holding a 2-0 edge in the all-time series, with both wins coming in Pac-12 play in as many years. The Bears have a quintet of nationally ranked singles players among the top-125 with Zsofi Susanyi and Denise Starr ranked as the No. 13 and No. 26 players, respectively. Anett Schutting is No. 30, followed by Lynn Chi at No. 43, and Maegan Manasse at No. 108.

In doubles, the Golden Bears have a trio ranked among the top-75 with Schutting/Manasse (No. 50), Starr/Kelly Chui (No. 63), and Schutting/Lynn Chi (No. 80).

The CU/Stanford match is still scheduled to be played Monday at 11 a.m. at the South Campus Tennis Courts.

Stanford is unbeaten this season at 9-0 overall and 2-0 in the conference, and have won all five meetings against the Buffaloes with a pair coming in Pac-12 play.

The Cardinal, just like Cal, is well-represented among the nation’s elite singles players with a quintet of players among the nation’s top players. Kristie Ahn (No. 2), Taylor Davidson (No. 27), Carol Zhao (No. 29), Krista Hardebeck (No. 39), and Ellen Tsay (No. 40). Stanford also has Ahn/Zhao at No. 17 and Tsay/Davidson at No. 27 among the top doubles teams.

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