Cougar Tennis Comes Up Short At California

March 29, 2003

BERKELEY, Calif.--- The No. 4 California women's tennis team extended its winning streak to 10 with a 7-0 sweep of No. 45 Washington State this afternoon, March 29, at the Hellman Tennis Center in Berkeley.

Exactly one year ago to the day, a 9-4 Cal squad went into Pullman with an undefeated all-time record against the Cougars and suffered a tough 5-2 loss, setting off a 3-5 stretch to end the regular season.

For the fourth consecutive match, Cal's doubles teams claimed victories on all three courts. No. 5 Raquel Kops-Jones and Christina Fusano beat WSU's Lorena Arias and Chris Martinez, 8-3. Cal's Jieun Jacobs and Jody Scheldt won 8-1 over Cougars Orsolya Sallai and Annabel Stefanchuk on court two, while WSU's Nora Gaal and Zsofi Fodor fell to Golden Bears Nicole Havlicek and Catherine Lynch, 8-4, on court No. 3.

Singles action wasn't much better for the young Cougars (7-7, 0-3, Pac-10). The Golden Bears (15-2, 3-0, Pac-10) jumped out to first set victories on all six courts and proceeded to sweep Washington State without dropping a set in the match. On court No. 1, the ninth-ranked Kops-Jones squared off against the Cougars' top player, No. 107 Orsolya Sallai. Kops-Jones won 6-0, 6-3.

WSU returns to action Saturday, March 30 in a non-conference match-up against No. 23 Fresno State. The match will be played in Berkeley, Calif.

RESULTSNo. 4 California 7, No. 45 Washington State 0

SINGLESNo. 1 No. 9 Raquel Kops-Jones (Cal) d. No. 107 Orsolya Sallai (WSU), 6-0, 6-3No. 2 No. 36 Christina Fusano (Cal) d. No. 95 Lorena Arias (WSU), 6-3, 6-4No. 3 No. 57 Jieun Jacobs (Cal) d. Chris Martinez (WSU), 6-1, 6-1*No. 4 No. 90 Catherine Lynch (Cal) d. Nora Gaal (WSU), 6-2, 6-1No. 5 Nicole Havlicek (Cal) d. Annabel Stefanchuk (WSU), 6-2, 6-3No. 6 Jody Scheldt (Cal) d. Zsofi Fodor (WSU), 6-0, 6-2*Clinched MatchDOUBLES (California wins point)No. 1 No. 5 Fusano/Kops-Jones (Cal) d. Arias/Martinez (WSU), 8-3No. 2 Jacobs/Scheldt (Cal) d. Sallai/Stefanchuk (WSU), 8-1No. 3 Havlicek/Lynch (Cal) d. Zsofia Fodor/Gaal (WSU), 8-4

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