Cal's Raquel Kops-Jones Takes ITA Northwest Regionals Title

Oct. 28, 2002

Stanford, Calif. - No. 5-seed Junior Raquel Kops-Jones defeated Stanford's No. 16-seed Alice Barnes 7-6(4), 3-6, 6-1 in today's final match of the 2002 Omni Hotels ITA Northwest Regional to win the championship title. With the victory, Kops-Jones receives an automatic bid to the Nov. 7-10 Omni Hotels National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships, hosted by Southern Methodist University in Farmers Branch, Texas.

Kops-Jones, who was seeded fifth in the tournament, sailed through the draw of 64 to reach the finals, winning all of her matches in straight sets, outscoring her opponents 60-24 games in that span. She saw her toughest competition of the weekend in the finals against Stanford's Barnes. Barnes was the first opponent to take a set from Kops-Jones, 6-3, sending the match into three sets. After winning the first set in a 7-6(4) tiebreaker, Barnes took the second set, 6-3, sending the match into a third and final set. Kops-Jones proved too much for the Stanford freshman, taking the third set and the victory, 6-1.

Advancing to the final match, Barnes had faced little competition as well, not allowing more than four losses in any one set. Her toughest competition of the weekend was against fellow teammate, No. 2 Lauren Barnikow, in a 6-2, 6-4 victory

The No. 2-seeded doubles tandem of Kops-Jones and Christina Fusano also faired well over the tourney, advancing to the semifinals with yesterday's 8-5 win over Stanford's Alice Barnes and Story Tweedie-Yates. But this afternoon, Kops-Jones and Fusano ran into third-seeded Claire Carter and Darija Klaic of Washington in the semifinal match, dropping the contest, 8-6.

Complete match results can be found on Stanford's website: www.gostanford.com.

COMPLETE CAL RESULTS (Oct. 25-28):

Singles:Friday, Oct. 25 - 1st RoundNo. 5 Raquel Kops-Jones, Cal vs. byeNo. 6 Catherine Lynch, Cal vs. byeNo. 7, Christina Fusano, Cal vs. byeNo. 10 Jieun Jacobs, Cal vs. byeStephanie Svanfeldt, Washington def. Jessica Shu, Cal, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4Kristen Case, Cal def. Monica Martin, Idaho, 6-1, 6-0Carla Arguelles, Cal def. Cerissa Drum, Cal Poly, 6-0, 6-0Brooke Borisoff, Cal def. Sunel Nieuwoudt, Idaho, 6-2, 6-4Nicole Havlicek, Cal def. Mariko Kawakami, Santa Clara, 6-1, 6-1Friday, Oct. 25 - Round of 64Zsofi Fodor, Washington State def. Kristen Case, Cal, 1-6, 6-3, 6-1No. 5 Raquel Kops-Jones, Cal def. Janelle Kaloi, Santa Clara, 6-2, 6-1No. 9 Daria Panova, Oregon def. Carla Arguelles, Cal, 6-2, 2-6, 6-0No. 7 Christina Fusano, Cal def. Jennifer Berk, Portland, 6-1, 6-0No. 6 Catherine Lynch, Cal def. Gabriela Ruiz, USF, 6-4, 6-4Brooke Borisoff, Cal def. Cheryl Holub, Portland, 6-0, 6-1No. 8 Darija Klaic, Washington def. Nicole Havlicek, Cal, 7-5, 6-2No. 10 Jieun Jacobs, Cal def. Mel Humphrey, Washington State, 6-2, 6-1Saturday, Oct. 26 Singles Results (Round of 32)No. 5 Raquel Kops-Jones (Cal) def. Dinka Hadzic (Washington), 6-3, 6-3No. 6 Catherine Lynch (Cal) def. Kaori Tanabe (Portland), 6-1, 6-0No. 7 Christina Fusano (Cal) def. Colleen Gray (Washington), 6-3, 6-2No. 10 Jiuen Jacobs (Cal) def. Erin Hoe (Washington), 6-3, 2-6, 6-4Brooke Borisoff (Cal) def. Davina Mendiburo (Oregon), 6-3, 6-7(9), 6-1Saturday, Oct. 26 Singles Results (Round of 16)No. 5 Raquel Kops-Jones (Cal) def. No. 14 Lorena Arias (Washington State), 6-3, 6-2No. 6 Catherine Lynch (Cal) def. No. 15 Danielle Hustedt (Cal Poly), 7-5, 6-4No. 7 Christina Fusano (Cal) def. No. 12 Emilia Anderson (Stanford), 5-7, 7-5, 7-5No. 2 Lauren Barnikow (Stanford) def. No. 10 Jiuen Jacobs (Cal), 6-0, 6-3No. 13 Margarita Karnaukhova (Sac State) def. Brooke Borisoff (Cal), 6-1, 6-3Saturday, Oct. 26 Consolation Singles Results (First Round)Jessica Shu (Cal) def. Roberta Fessenko (Sac State), 6-4, 6-2Saturday, Oct. 26 Consolation Singles Results (Second Round)Jessica Shu (Cal) byeSaturday, Oct. 26 Consolation Singles Results (Third Round)Jessica Shu (Cal) def. Casey Knutson (Santa Clara), 6-2, 6-4Sunday, Oct. 27 Single Results (Quarterfinals)No. 5 Raquel Kops-Jones (Cal) def. No. 1 Erin Burdette (Stanford), 6-4, 6-1No. 7 Christina Fusano (Cal) def. No. 9 Daria Panova (Oregon), 6-4, 6-1No. 13 Margarita Karnaukhova (Sac State) def. No. 6 Catherine Lynch (Cal), 6-4, 6-2Sunday, Oct. 27 Singles Results (Semifinal Round)No. 5 Raquel Kops-Jones (Cal) def. No. 7 Christina Fusano (Cal), 6-2, 6-3Monday, Oct. 28 (Finals)No. 5 Raquel Kops-Jones (Cal) def. No. 16 Alice Barnes (Stanford), 7-6(4), 3-6, 6-1Sunday, Oct. 27 Consolation Singles Results (Fourth Round)No. 11 Claire Carter (Washington) def. Jessica Shu (Cal), 6-4, 5-7, 6-2

Doubles:Friday, Oct. 25 - 1st RoundNo. 2 Kops-Jones/Fusano, Cal vs. byeNo. 4 Jacobs/Scheldt, Cal vs. byeLynch/Shu, Cal vs. byeArguelles/Havlicek, Cal def. Fillol/Harden, St. Mary's, 8-3Friday, Oct. 25 - Round of 32No. 2 Kops-Jones/Fusano, Cal def. Humphrey/Sallai, Washington State, 8-0Jovanovic/Winterhalter, Fresno State def. No. 4 Jacobs/Scheldt, Cal, 8-4Lynch/Shu, Cal def. Boisclair/Hoe, Washington, 8-3Arguelles/Havlicek, Cal def. Kunishi/Nieuqoudt, Idaho, 8-1Saturday, Oct. 26 Doubles Results (Round of 16)No. 2 Fusano/Kops-Jones (Cal) def. No. 9 Mendiburo/Panova (Oregon), 8-4Arquelles/Havlicek (Cal) def. No. 6 Merle/Nagle (Oregon), 9-8(6)No. 7 Carlotti/Jantz (Fresno State) def. Lynch/Shu (Cal), 8-4Sunday, Oct. 27 Doubles Results (Quarterfinal Round)No. 1 Barnikow/Burdette (Stanford) def. Arquelles/Havlicek (Cal), 8-4No. 2 Fusano/Kops-Jones (Cal) def. No. 8 Barnes/Tweedie-Yates (Stanford), 8-5Monday, Oct. 28 - Doubles Results (Semifinal Round)No. 2 Fusano/Kops-Jones vs. No. 3 Claire Carter/Darija Klaic, Washington (12:40 p.m.)

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