Cal Women's Tennis Shuts Out Loyola College, 7-0

May 12, 2001

BERKELEY, CA - The University of California women's tennis team (15-7) blitzed through the first round of competition, defeating the Loyola College Greyhounds, 7-0, in their first round matchup in the NCAA Regional championships.

The Bears got the day off to a quick start, grabbing identical shutouts on all three doubles courts. The Greyhounds (19-4) failed to grab a point, as Cal swept the doubles competition and took the first team point of the afternoon.

Cal would not relent in singles, as the Bears cruised to the victory after grabbing wins on courts No.'s 4 through 6. Opting to finish each singles match on the remaining three courts, California would increase its lead to 7-0 after winning the top three spots. Catherine Lynch, Anita Kurimay and Christina Fusano would all finish the day with straight-set shutout victories. Sekita Grant lost only one game in her 6-0, 6-1 victory at the No. 6 court. Loyola College would only tally a combined seven games on all six singles courts, as the Greyhounds fall in the first round of this their third consecutive appearance in the NCAA tournament.

No. 7-ranked California advances to the next round of competition, as the Bears will face the No. 20-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels, tomorrow at 10 a.m., at the Hellman Tennis Courts. UNC defeated the University of Iowa, 4-1, in the first regional match of the day.

Admission: $5 dollars - adult
$3 dollars - children/students

Final Results

Doubles
No. 1 - Anita Kurimay / Raquel Kops-Jones (Cal) def. Carolyn Pilkington / Jennifer Steele (Loyola), 8-0
No. 2 - Jieun Jacobs / Nicole Havlicek (Cal) def. Nancy Turnblacer / Kaitlin Russo (Loyola), 8-0
No. 3 - Christina Fusano / Catherine Lynch (Cal) def. Camille Khan / Colleen Ruane (Loyola), 8-0

Singles
No. 1 - Anita Kurimay (Cal) def. Nancy Turnblacer (Loyola), 6-0, 6-0
No. 2 - Christina Fusano (Cal) def. Carolyn Pilkington (Loyola), 6-0, 6-0
No. 3 - Raquel Kops-Jones (Cal) def. Jennifer Steele (Loyola), 6-3, 6-1
No. 4 - Jieun Jacobs (Cal) def. Kaitlin Russo (Loyola), 6-1, 6-1
No. 5 - Catherine Lynch (Cal) def. Margot Wallace (Loyola), 6-0, 6-0
No. 6 - Sekita Grant (Cal) def. Camille Khan (Loyola), 6-0, 6-1

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