Kops-Jones and Fusano Fall in Semifinals of Indoor Championships

Nov. 8, 2002

Farmers Branch, Texas - In a rematch of last month's Regional Championships semifinal match, Washington's Claire Carter and Darija Klaic defeated Cal's doubles tandem of Raquel Kops-Jones and Christina Fusano, 8-4, in the doubles semifinals match at the Omni Hotels Indoor Championships in Farmers Branch, Texas.

Today's loss marks the second consecutive loss to the No. 11 ranked Washington duo this season, after dropping an 8-6 decision in the semifinals of the Omni Hotels Regional Championships on Oct. 28. The loss ends Cal's participation in this year's Indoor Championships, as well as ending Cal's fall season.

Kops-Jones was also defeated in the first round of the singles consolation bracket in today's action. In that match, Florida's Jullie Rotondi completed a two set victory, 6-1, 7-6(3) over the Cal junior.

The Omni Hotels National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships, the nation's premier collegiate indoor tennis tournaments for Division I men and women, are presented by The Dallas Morning News and have been hosted by SMU at the Brookhaven Country Club in Farmers Branch since 1994.

COMPLETE CAL RESULTS:

Thursday, Nov. 7 - Women's Singles (Round of 32)Mira Radu, Mississippi def. Raquel Kops-Jones, Cal, 6-4, 7-6(4)Thursday, Nov. 7 - Women's Doubles (Round of 16)Christina Fusano/Raquel Kops-Jones, California, def. Delia Causevic/Emily Marker, Maryland, 8-5Thursday, Nov. 7 - Women's Doubles (Quarterfinals)Christina Fusano/Raquel Kops-Jones, California, def. No. 4 Alexis Gordon/Julia Scaringe, Florida, 8-3Friday, Nov. 8 - Women's Doubles (Semifinals)Claire Carter/Darija Klaic, Washington def. Christina Fusano/Raquel Kops-Jones, California, 8-4Friday, Nov. 8 - Consolation (First Round)Julie Rotondi, Florida def. Raquel Kops-Jones, Cal, 6-1, 7-6(3)
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