Three Doubles Teams Reach Quarterfinals in ITA Regionals

Nov. 11, 2000

PALO ALTO, CA - ITA Regional Championships

No. 15 seed Raquel Kops Jones stands alone as she advances in singles to the quarterfinals of the ITA Regional Championships held at Stanford. Jones defeated No. 2 seed Kristina Kraszewski of Washington 6-4, 6-0. No. 16 seed Jieun Jacobs managed second-best to Jones with an appearance in the round of 16 before losing to No. 1 seed Laura Granville of Stanford 6-2, 6-1.

The remaining three bears who advanced to the third round of competition lost before the round of 16. Lisa Swierniak lost to No. 8 seed Liesl Fichtbauer of Fresno St. 6-3, 6-3, Kristen Case lost to No. 11 seed Ilona Kordonskaya of Washington 6-1, 6-1, while sophomore and No. 10 seed Christina Fusano was defeated by Nevada's Tjasa Jezernik 6-7(2), 6-2, 6-1.

Raquel Kops-Jones will face No. 7 Lauren Barnikow of Stanford Sunday as she tries to advance to the semifinals of the four-day regional tournament.

In doubles, Cal was well represented in the quarterfinals as three tandems played for a chance at the semifinals.

The team of Nicole Havlicek/Jieun Jacobs advanced to the semifinals by defeating Washington St.'s Zorana Roganovic/Moniek VandeVen 8-2 and will play Sunday against Lauren Barnikow/Lauren Kalvaria, the No. 2-seeded duo from Stanford.

Lisa Swierniak and partner Kristen Case reached the quarterfinals before losing to No. 4 seed Darija Klaic/Kristina Kraszewski of Washington 8-4. The remaining Cal tandem of No. 8-seeded Raquel Kops-Jones and Anita Kurimay failed to advance to the semifinals with a loss to Stanford's No. 2 seed Barnikow/Kalvaria 9-8(1).

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