California Remains Undefeated

Feb. 17, 2002

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The 12th-ranked California Golden Bears dropped No. 66 Loyola Marymount, 5-2, Saturday afternoon at the LMU tennis courts. The Bears improve to 3-0 on the season, as the Lions fall to 3-5 overall.

In singles action, California's top seeded Raquel Kops-Jones defeated LMU's Andrea Lord in straight sets, 6-4, 7-5. Kops-Jones is currently ranked as the No. 26 singles player in the country, according to the latest ITA poll. Penka Fileva returned to the No. 2 spot for the Lions, defeating Cal's Jieun Jacobs in straight sets, 6-3. 6-4. Edit Pakay played at No. 3 for the Lions, defeating Cal's 38th-ranked Christina Fusano in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4. Angelina Zdorovytska played at No. 4, falling to Catherine Lynch in two, 6-2, 6-0. Lynch is ranked at No. 49 in the current standings. In the No. 5 match, Golden Bear Jody Scheldt defeated Julie Hladik in two as well, 6-2, 7-6. And rounding out the singles for the Lions and Bears was Cal's Kristen Case, who defeated LMU's Jessica Placencia, giving up only one game in her straight set victory (6-0. 6-1).

Cal returns to Berkeley next weekend. The Bears take on San Diego on Friday at 1:30, and then open their Pac-10 season Saturday at noon against arch-rival Stanford. Both matches will take place at Hellman Tennis Complex.

Raquel Kops-Jones (Cal) def. Andrea Lord, 6-4, 7-5
Penka Fileva (LMU) def. Jieun Jacobs, 6-3, 6-4
Edit Pakay (LMU) def. Christina Fusano, 6-4, 6-4
Catherine Lynch (Cal) def. Angelina Zdorovytska 6-2, 6-0
Jody Scheldt (Cal) def. Julie Hladik, 6-2, 7-5
Kristen Case (Cal) def. Jessica Placencia, 6-0, 6-1

Kops-Jones/Scheldt (Cal) def. Lord/Zdorovytska, 8-3
Fileva/Placencia (LMU) def. Fusano/Jacobs, 8-6
Arguelles/Lynch (Cal) def. Pakay/Hladik, 8-4

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