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Baker Gets Big Win

March 11, 2007

Berkeley, CA (March 11) -- Loyola Marymount senior Robyn Baker earned a 5-7, 6-1, 1-0 (pro set) win over 16th ranked Nina Henkel of Cal in No. 2 singles on Sunday at the Hellman Tennis Center in Berkeley, Calif. Baker was the lone winner as the Lions went on to fall to 6th ranked Cal 6-1.

It was Baker's highest ranked opponent in her career at LMU as she fell in the first set, 5-7. She recovered for a 6-1 win in the second to force a pro set in the third. She went on to win the pro tiebreaker to earn her fifth straight win of the season. She improves to 7-6 overall and 6-4 in dual matches.

Pavla Mesterova, ranked 56th in the nation, saw her seven match win streak end to No. 25 Zsuzanna Foder, 6-3, 6-2. Mesterova falls to 16-5 on the year.

Mesterova and Baker, who had won five straight matches at No. 1 doubles, also saw their streak end as they fell 8-6 to the third ranked doubles team in the nation in Fodor and Babos, 8-6.

The Lions end their five-match road swing 3-2 and will finally return home when they face Southern Mississippi at the LMU Tennis Center on Friday, March 16 at 1:30 p.m. Follow the match on LiveStats on LMULions.com.

No. 6 California 6, Loyola Marymount 1
Hellman Tennis Center
Berkeley, Calif.

Singles Results:
(25) Zsuzsanna Fodor (Cal) def Pavla Mesterov (LMU) 6-3, 6-2
Robyn Baker (LMU) def (16) Nina Henkel (Cal) 5-7, 6-1, 1-0
Stephanie Kusano (Cal) def Tamara Tanner (LMU) 6-1, 6-0
Marion Ravelojaona (Cal) def Serena Fermin (LMU) 6-2, 6-1
Cristina Visico (Cal) def Elrien de Villiers (LMU) 6-1, 6-3
Claire Ilcinkas (Cal) def Audrey Bulkley (LMU) 6-0, 6-1

Doubles Results:
(3) Babos/Fodor (Cal) def Mesterov/Baker (LMU) 8-6
Henkel/Ravelojaona (Cal) def Tanner/Fermin (LMU) 8-2
Ilcinkas/Bojana Bobusic (Cal) def Nixon/de Villiers (LMU) 8-2

Order of Finish:
Doubles 2, 3, 1
Singles 6, 3, 1, 4, 5, 2