No. 4 Bears Upset by No. 5 Stanford, 6-1
Feb. 22, 2003
Stanford, Calif. - Just a little over two weeks after upsetting the then-No. 1 Stanford Cardinal in the quarterfinals of the National Team Indoor Championships, the No. 4 California women's tennis team faced a reversal of fortunes today, being upset by the fifth-ranked arch-rival, 6-1, on Saturday afternoon at the Taube Tennis Center in Stanford. The Cardinal improved to 5-1, while the Golden Bears fell to 5-2.
Stanford was dominant in singles action, winning five of the six matches, including three in straight sets. The lone glimmer of hope for the Bears came from No. 12 Raquel Kops-Jones at No. 1, as she posted California's only singles victory of the day. Kops-Jones recorded her second consecutive straight-set victory over Stanford's 17th-ranked Amber Liu and improves to 5-1 in dual play. No. 46 Catherine Lynch and No. 34 Christina Fusano both took their respective matches into third sets, but neither could go the distance. Junior Nicole Havlicek suffered her first loss of the season at No. 6, dropping a 6-4, 6-3 decision to Story Tweedie-Yates.
The Cardinal also captured the doubles point on the strength of wins at courts No. 1 and 2. The Bears' fourth-ranked pair of Kops-Jones and Fusano dropped only their second match of the season, falling 8-2 to No. 8 Barnikow/Burdette. Jieun Jacobs and Jody Scheldt followed suit with their 8-4 dismantling by Alice Barnes and Amber Liu - handing the doubles point to the Cardinal. On court No. 3, though, Lynch and Havlicek improved to 4-1 on the season with their 8-3 slashing of Emilia Anderson and Tweedie-Yates.
Cal returns to action on Sunday, March 2 when it travels to Oregon for a 1:30 p.m. matchup with the Ducks at the Student Tennis Center.
RESULTNo. 5 Stanford 6, No. 4 California 1
SINGLESNo. 1 - No. 12 Raquel Kops-Jones (CAL) d. No. 17 Amber Liu (STAN), 6-1, 6-2No. 2 - No. 25 Lauren Barnikow (STAN) d. No. 46 Catherine Lynch (CAL), 6-2, 3-6, 6-4No. 3 - No. 30 Erin Burdette (STAN) d. No. 34 Christina Fusano (CAL), 1-6, 6-3, 6-2No. 4 - No. 13 Alice Barnes (STAN) d. No. 54 Jieun Jacobs (CAL), 6-3, 7-6No. 5 - No. 105 Emilia Anderson (STAN) d. Jody Scheldt (CAL), 6-2, 6-3No. 6 - Story Tweedie-Yates (STAN) d. Nicole Havlicek (CAL), 6-4, 6-3
DOUBLES (Stanford wins point)No. 1 - No. 8 Lauren Barnikow/Erin Burdette (STAN) d. No.4 Christina Fusano/Raquel Kops-Jones (CAL), 8-2No. 2 - Alice Barnes/Amber Liu (STAN) d. Jieun Jacobs/Jody Scheldt (CAL), 8-4No. 3 - Nicole Havlicek/Catherine Lynch (CAL) d. Emilia Anderson/Story Tweedie-Yates (STAN), 8-3
Records - No. 4 California 5-2, No. 5 Stanford 5-1.