Women's Doubles Captures Saint Mary's Invitational Championship

Oct. 20, 2002

Moraga, Calif. - Last season, Cal junior Jieun Jacobs captured the singles title of the SMC Invitational. This season, no Cal singles player made it past the round of 8, but Carla Arguelles and Nicole Havlicek teamed together to win the doubles title today over Margarita Karnaukhova and Roberta Fessenko of Sacramento State.

In this morning's semifinal match, Arguelles and Havlicek blew past Nevada-Reno's Vania Apodaca and Biljana Trpeska,8-2, propelling the Cal doubles tandem into the championship match.

In the final doubles match of the tournament, Arguelles and Havlicek took the 4-2 lead on the Hornets' duo before the Sacramento State pair retired, giving the Bears its first outright title of this young fall season.

The Bears take to the court next as they participate in the ITA Regionals, taking place at Stanford, Oct. 25-28.

COMPLETE CAL RESULTS (Oct. 18-20):

Singles:Friday, Oct. 18 - Round of 64No. 5 Jessica Shu, Cal def. Jennifer Baker, LMU, 6-4, 6-3No. 9 Carla Arguelles, Cal def. Lisanne Elfring, Saint Mary's, 6-0, 6-0Brooke Borisoff, Cal def. Nicole Hunstock, Saint Mary's, 6-1, 6-0Rio Del Rosario, Cal def. Noelle Lee, San Jose State, 6-2, 6-1Friday, Oct. 18 - Round of 32No. 5 Jessica Shu, Cal def. Sarah Sansom, San Francisco, 6-2, 6-1No. 9 Carla Arguelles, Cal def. Anna Skogerboe, San Francisco, 6-1, 6-3Edith Pakay, LMU def. Brooke Borisoff, Cal, 2-6, 6-2, 6-2Janelle Kaloi, Santa Clara def. Rio Del Rosario, Cal, 6-0, 6-2Saturday, Oct. 19 - Round of 16No. 9 Carla Arguelles, Cal def. Penka Fileva, LMU. 6-0, 6-4Vania Apodaca, Nevada-Reno def. No. 5 Jessica Shu, Cal, 6-0, 6-2Saturday, Oct. 19 - Round of 8Edith Pakay, LMU def. No. 9 Carla Arguelles, Cal, 6-4, 6-1

Doubles:Friday, Oct. 18 - Round of 64Arguelles/Havlicek, Cal advanced through a byeFriday, Oct. 18 - Round of 32Beate Bernhoft/Gabriel Ruiz, USF def. Del Rosario/Shu, Cal, 8-5Saturday, Oct. 19 - Round of 16Carla Arquelles/Nicole Havlicek, Cal def. Nicole Hunstock/Valerie Verrier, Saint Mary's, 8-3Saturday, Oct. 19 - QuarterfinalsCarla Arguelles/Nicole Havlicek, Cal def. Courtney Jantz/Katherine Winterhalter, Fresno St., 9-7Sunday, Oct. 20 - SemifinalsCarla Arguelles/Nicole Havlicek, Cal def. Vania Apodaca/Biljana Trpeska, Sacramento St., 8-2Sunday, Oct. 20 - FinalsCarla Arguelles/Nicole Havlicek, Cal def. Margarita Karnaukhova/Roberta Fessenko, Sacramento St., 4-2 (Ret.)

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