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
Darija Klaic, Washington, def. Raquel Kops-Jones, 6-4, 7-6, 7-5
Flight II Singles
Christina Fusano, Cal, def. Janice Nyland, Oregon, 6-2, 6-4
Christina Fusano, Cal, def. Catherine Hawley, 6-3, 6-3
Flight III Singles Consolation
Catherine Lynch, Cal, def. Adeline Arnaud, Oregon, 6-2, 6-3
Flight IV Singles
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
Stacey McKenna, Washington State, def. Lisa Swierniak, California, 6-2, 6-7(5), 6-5
Flight II Doubles
Grant/Kops-Jones, Cal, def. Roganivic/Van de Ven, ASU, 9-7
Grant/Kops-Jones, Cal, def. Perrine Pernin/Sophie Regnier