Lynch and Fusano Come Out on Top

Jan. 14, 2001

SEATTLE, WA - The Pac-10 Indoor championships ended with two Bears coming out on top. Sophomore Christina Fusano defeated Janice Nyland of Oregon in the Flight II singles semifinals, 6-2, 6-4, before rolling past Catherine Hawley, 6-3, 6-3, for the Flight singles II championship.

Freshman Catherine Lynch, who downed two Oregon singles players yesterday, played the final match of the Flight III singles consolation with determination, as Lynch raced past another Oregon player, Adeline Arnaud, 6-2, 6-3, for the title.

In Flight IV, senior Lisa Swierniak defeated USC's Krissy Hamilton-Heinberg in the quarterfinals, 6-3, 6-4, before losing a tough three-sets in the semifinals to Washington's Stacey McKenna, 6-2, 6-7(5), 6-5. Freshman Sekita Grant failed to advance to the semifinals after losing a three-set battle against Coroline Christian of USC, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4.

Raquel-Kops Jones couldn't find the edge over Washington's Darija Klaic, as Klaic grabbed the Flight I consolation title, 6-4, 7-6, 7-3.

In Flight II of doubles, Sekita Grant and Kops-Jones advanced to the finals by knocking off Rogavivic and Van de Ven, 9-7, in the quarterfinals, before advancing past Perrine Pernin and Sophie Regnier for a spot in the title match.

Flight I Singles Consolation

Finals

Darija Klaic, Washington, def. Raquel Kops-Jones, 6-4, 7-6, 7-5

Flight II Singles

Semifinals

Christina Fusano, Cal, def. Janice Nyland, Oregon, 6-2, 6-4

Finals

Christina Fusano, Cal, def. Catherine Hawley, 6-3, 6-3

Flight III Singles Consolation

Finals

Catherine Lynch, Cal, def. Adeline Arnaud, Oregon, 6-2, 6-3

Flight IV Singles

Quarterfinals

Lisa Swierniak, California, def. Krissy Hamilton-Heinberg, USC, 6-3, 6-4Stacey McKenna, Washington State, def. Kathy Chi, Washington, 6-0, 6-3Caroline Christian, USC, def. Sekita Grant, California, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4Moniek Van de Ven, Washington State, def. Jennifer Donahue, UCLA, 6-1, 6-1

Semifinals

Stacey McKenna, Washington State, def. Lisa Swierniak, California, 6-2, 6-7(5), 6-5

Flight II Doubles

Quarterfinals

Grant/Kops-Jones, Cal, def. Roganivic/Van de Ven, ASU, 9-7

Semifinals

Grant/Kops-Jones, Cal, def. Perrine Pernin/Sophie Regnier

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