No. 5-ranked Women's Tennis Falls to Washington, 4-3

Jan. 26, 2001

BERKELEY, CA - The No. 5-ranked women's tennis team was abruptly awakened today when the No. 26-ranked Washington Huskies came to Berkeley and handed them a 4-3 defeat, dropping the Bears to 1-1. Washington, which is coming off of a 5-4 defeat at No. 39 Fresno State yesterday, has improved their record to 2-1 with today's win. Cal, which defeated Oregon handily, 6-1, last week, will have a chance to redeem itself tomorrow against Washington State.

In singles, Cal managed three points as Christina Fusano grabbed the No. 2 point with a defeat over Darija Klaic, 6-2, 7-5. Freshman Jieun Jacobs took charge at the No. 3 spot, downing Ilona Kordonskaya in straight sets, 6-1, 6-2, while freshman Sekita Grant held down the No. 6 spot with a win over Adrea Coulter, 6-4, 6-4. The No. 1 player right now for the Bears, freshman Raquel Kops-Jones, could not keep her rhythm going after winning the first set over Kristina Kraszewski, 6-0, as Kops-Jones dropped the next two sets, 6-4, 6-2, to Kraszewski.

The Cal women's tennis team, which boasts perennially powerful doubles teams, could not grab a point, as the Bears dropped all three matches to Washington. Freshman Nicole Havlicek teamed with Jacobs at the No. 1 spot, falling to the duo of Kraszewski/Klaic, 8-4. The duo of Fusano and Lynch couldn't manage to pull off a win, as the two suffered a 9-8 defeat to the duo of Carter/Kordonskaya. Raquel Kops-Jones teamed with Grant, however were also unsuccessful, falling to Hoe and Boisclair, 8-6.

The Bears will have a shot at Washington State tomorrow at the Hellman Tennis Courts. Weather permitting, competition will begin at 12 noon.

Singles Results

No. 1- Kristina Kraszewski d. Raquel Kops-Jones (0-6, 6-4, 6-2)
No. 2- Christina Fusano d. Darija Klaic (6-2, 7-5)
No. 3- Jieun Jacobs d. Ilona Kordonskaya (6-1, 6-2)
No. 4- Claire Carter d. Catherine Lynch (6-4, 6-4)
No. 5- Erin Hoe d. Nicole Havlicek (6-4, 6-4)
No. 6- Sekita Grant d. Andrea Coulter (6-4, 6-4)

Doubles Results

No. 1- Kraszewski/Klaic d. Havlicek/Jacobs (8-4)
No. 2- Kordonskaya/Carter d. Fusano/Lynch (9-8)
No. 3- Hoe/Boisclair d. Kops-Jones/Grant (8-6)

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