Rain Delays NCAA Singles Championship

May 20, 2002

STANFORD, Calif. - The opening day of the 2002 NCAA Women's Tennis Singles Championship was halted by rain on Monday at the Taube Tennis Center after only 42 minutes of competition. At that time, Cal's Raquel Kops-Jones led Kansas State's Alena Jecminkova, 6-1, 1-1. Play will resume tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. PT.

Nine of the 32 first round singles matches began at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time, but were halted by rain at 10:42 a.m. The competition was halted for the day at 1:56 p.m. after a 3-hour, 14-minute rain delay.

The nine singles matches that were suspended will begin on Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time. The entire first and second rounds are scheduled to be completed on Tuesday.

The NCAA Doubles Championship, which was scheduled to begin on Tuesday, will now start on Wednesday. Kops-Jones will join Jody Scheldt to pursue the doubles crown.

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