Cal's Jieun Jacobs Advances to Quarterfinals at Thunderbirds Invitational

Nov. 8, 2002

Tempe, Ariz. - Cal's fourth-seeded Jieun Jacobs bulldozed her way through the first two rounds of competition today, advancing to the quarterfinal round of the ASU Thunderbirds Invitational, taking place at Whiteman Tennis Center in Tempe. The junior also teamed with Jody Scheldt to advance to the quarterfinals in the doubles bracket.

Jacobs dropped Andrea Cooper of Kansas State, 6-3, 6-3, in first round action before breezing past Arizona State's Megan Yeats, 6-2, 6-1, in the second round. Jacobs will take on the eighth-seeded Katie Blaszk of Duke at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9. If she wins that match, Jacobs will face the winner between the No. 2 seed Dora Krstulovic of Arizona State and Hilary Adams of Duke, in the semifinals later that afternoon.

Scheldt, who lost to Duke's Adams in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2, is still alive in the singles consolation bracket, advancing to the quarterfinals. Scheldt was pushed to three sets by Kansas State's Hayley Mclver in the second round of consolation play, but came out on top, 6-3, 5-7, 7-6(3). The victory sets up a quarterfinal match against San Diego's Catherine Heppell at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday.

The third Cal member, Brooke Borisoff did not fare as well as her teammates, losing in both the first round of the main draw as well as the second round of the consolation bracket. In her first match, Borisoff took Petra Sedlmajerova of Kansas State to three sets, but eventually lost, 6-7, 6-2, 6-3. In her first match of the consolation draw, Borisoff was defeated in straight sets, 6-1, 6-3, to Arizona State's Joslynn Burkett.

In doubles competition, the No. 2 seed of Jacobs/Scheldt defeated Kendall Brooks and Tara Browning out of Texas Tech, 8-5, advancing to a quarterfinal match against Agnieszka Abram and Pauline Janus of UNLV, tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. The UNLV duo cruised past their first round competition, San Diego's Catherine Heppell and Tara Livesay, 8-2, in the first round.

Complete match results can be found at www.itatennis.com.

COMPLETE CAL RESULTS:

Main Draw Singles:Friday, Nov. 8 - Round of 32 No. 4 Jieun Jacobs (Cal) def. Andrea Cooper (Kansas State), 6-3, 6-3Hilary Adams (Duke) def, Jody Scheldt (Cal), 6-2, 6-2Petra Sedlmajerova (Kansas State) def. Brooke Borisoff (Cal), 6-7, 6-2, 6-3Friday, Nov. 8 - Round of 16No. 4 Jieun Jacobs (Cal) def. Megan Yeats (ASU), 6-2, 6-1Saturday, Nov. 9 - QuarterfinalsNo. 4 Jieun Jacobs (Cal) vs. No. 8 Katie Blaszk (Duke), 9:30 a.m.

Main Draw Doubles:Friday, Nov. 8 -Round of 16 No. 2 Jacobs/Scheldt (Cal) def. Brooks/Browning (Texas Tech), 8-5Saturday, Nov. 9 - Quarterfinals No. 2 Jacobs/Scheldt (Cal) vs. Abram/Janus (UNLV), 8:30 a.m.

Singles Consolation:Friday, Nov. 8 - Second RoundJody Scheldt (Cal) def. Hayley Mclver (KSU), 6-3, 5-7, 7-6(3)Joslynn Burkett (ASU) def. Brooke Borisoff (Cal), 6-1, 6-3Saturday, Nov. 9 - QuarterfinalsJody Scheldt (Cal) vs. Catherine Heppell (USD), 9:30 a.m.

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