Cal Women Prepare For ITA Regionals

Nov. 9, 2000

PALO ALTO, CA - ITA Regional Championships

The Stanford women's tennis team is hosting the ITA Regional Championships this weekend at the Tabue Family Tennis Stadium. Competition for the 14-team tournament begins Thursday and lasts until Sunday.

Stanford sophomore Laura Granville, the No. 1-ranked player in the ITA rankings, is the tournament's top seed. Washington's Kristina Kraszewski is seeded second while Fresno State's Kim Niggemeyer is the fourth seed and teammate Liesl Fichtbauer is eighth.

California sends all 12 women to the tournament. Five doubles tandems will compete while 11 women will compete in individual competition. In singles, sophomore Christina Fusano has a No. 10 seed, freshman Raquel Kops-Jones received a No. 15 seed and fellow freshman Jieun Jacobs rounds out the seeded players at No. 16. Each will receive a bye during the first round of 128.

In doubles, the duo of Christina Fusano and freshman Sekita Grant has been seeded fifth while the tandem of senior Anita Kurimay and Raquel Kops-Jones are seeded eighth. The two seeded tandems will receive a bye during the first round of 64.

The singles finalists (2) and doubles champions (1) from the tournament earn spots in the 2001 Rolex National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships, the third leg of the ITA Grand Slam, Feb. 1-4 at the Brookhaven Country Club in Dallas.

The field of teams: Stanford, Washington State, Fresno State, Nevada, Washington, Sacramento State, Idaho, Cal, USF, Santa Clara, Portland, Saint Mary's and Pacific

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