Tennis Trio Earns All-America Honors

June 1, 2001

BERKELEY - Cal tennis players John Paul Fruterro, Anita Kurimay and Raquel Kops-Jones have all earned All-America honors from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.

Fruterro, a sophomore who was named first team All-Pac-10, finished the year with a No. 20 ranking in singles. Kurimay and Kops-Jones teamed to form the nation's 10th-ranked doubles tandem.

To qualify as an All-American, players must fulfill one of the following six requirements: 1. Top 16 seed in singles at the NCAA championships, 2. Reach the round of 16 in singles at NCAAs, 3. Finish with a Top 20 singles ranking, 4. Top 8 seed in doubles at NCAAs, 5. Reach the quarterfinals in doubles at NCAAs, 6. Finish with a Top 10 doubles ranking.

Fruterro was also recently named to the 12-member USA Collegiate team and will tour this summer with the elite squad.

Kurimay, a senior, was a second team All-Pac-10 choice and winner of the regional Arthur Ashe Jr. Leadership and Sportsmanship Award. Kops-Jones was voted the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year and second team all-league. She also was named the ITA Regional Rookie of the Year.

Both of Cal's tennis teams reached the round of 16 in the NCAA Tournament. The men finished with a No. 15 ranking, while the women were 12th.

Other in the final rankings were:

Men -Balazs Veress - 62nd singlesAdrian Barnes/Scott Kintz - 36th doubles

Women -Raquel Kops-Jones - 45th singlesAnita Kurimay - 62nd singlesChristina Fusano - 64th singlesKops-Jones/Kurimay - 10th doublesNicole Havlicek/Jieun Jacobs - 45th doubles

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