Cal Women's Tennis Opens up competition at weekend tournament

Oct. 27, 2001

STANFORD, CA - The Omni hotels Northwest Regional Championships opened yesterday in Stanford, CA, with ten Cal women participating in the tournament.

The Bears dominated the opening round of the tournament, winning four out of five of the matches they participated in, as well as winning three of those in straight sets. The matches were highlighted by Nicole Havlicek's 6-0, 6-0 throttling of Reese Galido of Cal Poly, and Kristin Case's big win over Cheryl Holub of Portland, 6-0, 6-1. Freshman Brooke Borisoff was injured, and did not complete her match.

All-American Raquel Kops-Jones, fifth seed, Christina Fusano, seventh seed and Sekita Grant all opened up the tournament with an automatic pass into the second round of competition.

Round two saw six of the remaining Cal women advance, with only Case falling in a hard-fought match with Zeljika Vidic of Idaho in a heartbreaking 7-6, 7-5 loss. Havlicek upset the No. 9 seed Erin Hoe out of Washington in a three-set thriller. After taking the first set easily, Havlicek would drop the second match 0-6, before rallying to complete the victory with a strong 6-3 third set. The other Cal women, including the No. 5 seed Kops-Jones, all moved through their matches in straight sets.

On the doubles side of the competition, three pairs of Bears made it to Saturday's Round of 16. The No. 4 seed duo of Carla Arguelles and Kops-Jones defeated their Washington State counterparts by a score of 8-5, and the No. 8 seed team of Fusano and Havlicek advanced by an 8-6 margin. Both were given byes in the first round. Grant and Jacobs, who advanced through the first two rounds, will face stiff competition against the No. 3 seeded team of Clair Carter and Darija Klaic of Washington on Saturday in the Round of 16.

ROUND ONE--SINGLESJieun Jacobs (California) d. Zsofi Fodur (Washington State), 6-1, 3-6, 6-1Nicole Havlicek (California) d. Reese Galido (Cal Poly), 6-0, 6-0Kristen Case (California) d. Cheryl Holub (Portland), 6-0, 6-1Danielle Hustedt (Cal Poly) d. Rio Del Rosario (California), 6-0, 6-2Ester Bak (Oregon) d. Brooke Borisoff (California), injury defaultCatherine Lynch (California) d. Megan Schulman (Saint Mary's), 6-3, 6-0

ROUND ONE--DOUBLESRio Del Rosario/Catherine Lynch (California) d. Michelle Duncan/Carey Savage (San Francisco), 8-4Christina Fusano/Nicole Havlicek (#8 seeds - California) byeCarla Arguelles/Raquel Kops-Jones (#4 seeds - California) byeChristiane Barthel/Susanne Bertel (Pacific) d. Amy Allen (Washington)/Kristen Case (California), 8-2Sekita Grant/Jieun Jacobs (California) d. Tjasa Jezernik/Biljana Trpeska (Nevada), 8-2

ROUND TWO--SINGLESJieun Jacobs (California) d. Vickie Gunnarsson (Oregon), 6-2, 6-2Nicole Havlicek (California) d. Erin Hoe (#9 seed - Washington), 6-1, 0-6, 6-3Zeljka Vidic (Idaho) d. Kristen Case (California), 7-6 (4), 7-5Sekita Grant (California) d. Megan McKitterick (Santa Clara), 6-0, 6-4Raquel Kops-Jones (#5 seed - California) d. Erica Nelson (Cal Poly), 6-1, 6-2Catherine Lynch (California) d. Vania Apodaca (Nevada), 6-3, 6-2Christina Fusano (#7 seed - California) d. Erin Boisclair (Washington), 6-2, 6-2

ROUND TWO-DOUBLESEmilia Anderson/Keiko Tokuda (Stanford) d. Rio Del Rosario/Catherine Lynch (California), 8-5Christina Fusano/Nicole Havlicek (#8 seeds - Cal) d. Janelle Kaloi/Christine Limbers (Santa Clara), 8-6Carla Arguelles/Raquel Kops-Jones (#4 seeds - Cal) d. Lorena Arias/Chris Martinez (Washington St.), 8-5Sekita Grant/Jieun Jacobs (California) d. Chloe Carlotte/Chantal Wiggins (Fresno State), 8-2

SATURDAY'S SCHEDULE--SINGLESErin Burdette (#9 seed - Stanford) vs. Jieun Jacobs (California)Nicole Havlicek (California) vs. Zeljka Vidic (Idaho)Erica Perkins (#4 seed - Washington State) vs. Sekita Grant (California)Raquel Kops-Jones (#5 seed - California) vs. Nora Gaal (Washington State)Catherine Lynch (California) vs. Ilona Kordonskaya (Washington)Sanja Indic (Portland) vs. Christina Fusano (#7 seed - California)

SATURDAY'S SCHEDULE-DOUBLESChristina Fusano/Nicole Havlicek (#8 seeds - California) vs. Kate Romm/Stephanie Westrich (Cal Poly)Carla Arguelles/Raquel Kops-Jones (#4 seeds - California) vs. Christiane Barthel/Susanne Bertel (Pacific)Sekita Grant/Jieun Jacobs (California) vs. Claire Carter/Darija Klaic (#3 seeds - Washington)

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