Cal Bounces Back With 5-2 Victory
Jan. 27, 2001
BERKELEY, CA - After a tough 4-3 loss to Washington yesterday, the No. 5-ranked Cal women's tennis team rebounded with a 5-2 victory today over No. 62-ranked Washington State at the Hellman Tennis Courts. The Bears improve to 2-1 in the Pac-10 with the win.
The Bears gained an early boost of confidence as all three doubles tandems walked away with victories. At the No. 1 spot, the duo of freshmen Jieun Jacobs and Nicole Havlicek defeated Erica Perkins and Tamara Filopovic, 8-2. Fresman Catherine Lynch and sophomore Christina Fusano downed Ana Moura and Stacy McKenna (8-5), while another freshmen duo of Raquel Kops-Jones and Sekita Grant grabbed an 8-5 victory over Anna Dybicz and Lorena Arias.
In singles, Nicole Havlicek and Sekita Grant made quick work of their opponents, as Havlicek downed Lorena Arias at the No. 5 spot (6-3, 6-3), while Grant grabbed a convincing (6-3, 6-4) victory over Anna Dybicz at No. 6. Jieun Jacobs won at No. 3, defeating Zovana Rogovovic in a tough two-set match, 7-5, 6-3. Co-captain Christina Fusano, battling through a strained muscle in her leg, fell behind early, yet rallied back for a 3-6, 6-4, 6-1, victory over Ana Moura at the No. 2 spot.
Raquel Kops-Jones fell in her second singles match of the weekend (7-6, 2-6, 6-4) to Erica Perkins. Playing the No. 1 spot for the Bears, Kops-Jones has been close in the previous two matches, yet pulling out wins at the top spot for the Bears as a freshman has proven to be a tough task. The only other loss of the day came at No. 4, where Catherine Lynch fell to Stacy McKenna (3-6, 6-2, 6-3).
The Bears will take a break from dual competition next week, and will head to Dallas for the National Individual Indoor Championships, Feb. 1-4.
No. 1- Erica Perkins d. Raquel Kops-Jones 7-6, 2-6, 6-4
No. 2- Christina Fusano d. Ana Moura 3-6, 6-4, 6-1
No. 3- Jieun Jacobs d. Zovanna Rogonovic 7-5, 6-3
No. 4- Stacy McKenna d. Catherine Lynch 3-6, 6-2, 6-3
No. 5- Nicole Havlicek d. Lorena Arias 6-3, 6-3
No. 6- Sekita Grant d. Anna Dybicz 6-3, 6-4
No. 1- Jieun Jacobs/Nicole Havlicek d. Erica Perkins/Tamara Filopovic, 8-2
No. 2- Catherine Lynch/Christina Fusano d. Anna Moura/Stacy McKenna, 8-5
No. 3- Raquel Kops-Jones/Sekita Grant d. Anna Dybicz/Lorena Arias, 8-5