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Balzert Loses to Cal?s Babos in the Finals at the Nike Invitational
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: October 04, 2004
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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Berkeley, Calif. ?- Arizona junior Stephanie Balzert lost to Suzi Babos of California 6-0, 6-3 in the championship match at the Cal Nike Invitational.  Freshman Camelia Todorova and junior Iza Ferreira participated in several consolation matches on Sunday.


Balzert’s loss to Babos was the first championship match appearance for any Wildcat in the young 2004-05 season.  Prior to the loss, Balzert had won six of her last seven matches.  En rout to facing Babos in the final, Balzert defeated three Pac-10 players, as well as sixth-seeded Kendra Strohm of Texas.


Todorova did not compete in any singles matches Sunday.  Saturday, she entered the day in the consolation bracket after a victory and a loss in the opening day.  Todorova defeated Arizona State’s Lauren Colalillo 2-6, 6-1, 6-0 in the quarterfinals, before losing to the top-seeded Sasha Podkolzina of Cal 2-6, 6-1, 6-0 in the semifinals. 


Ferreira lost to Washington State’s Zsofia Fodor 1-6, 6-2, 6-2 in a consolation round robin match, her only singles match of the day.  After losing her consolation match Friday, Ferreira snapped a four-match losing streak by beating UC Davis’ Ashley Lehman 6-2, 6-1 Saturday.


The pair of Todorova and Balzert played their first match together, defeating Cal’s Monica Wiesner and Tiffany Lee 8-1 in a consolation match.  Todorova and Ferreira competed together Friday, losing in the round of 16.


Main Draw Singles -- Finals

Babos, Suzi (CAL) def Balzert, Stephanie (UA) 6-0,6-3


Main Draw Doubles Consolations -- Consolation Semifinals

Todorova/Balzert (UA) def Wiesner, Monica/Lee, Tiffany (CAL) 8-1


Singles Cons RR -- Round Robin 1

Zsofia Fodor, Zsofia (WSU) def Ferreira, Iza (UA) 1-6, 6-2, 6-2


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