Three Women's Tennis Players Still Alive n Bulldog Classic

Sept. 27, 2002

Fresno, Calif. - First-seeded Raquel Kops-Jones led three Bears into the round of 16 in the Bulldog Classic, taking place at the Spalding G. Wathen Tennis Center this weekend.

After receiving a bye in the first round, Kops-Jones breezed past Vlatka Jovanovic of Fresno State 6-2, 6-0. Kops-Jones will take on Pacific's Natalia Kostenko on Saturday at 8:45 a.m. The top-seeded Kops-Jones had a first round bye before facing Jovanovic in second round action.

Also winning today for Cal was Nicole Havlicek, who took out San Jose State's Ana Lukner in the second round 6-1, 6-0. She will play Sacramento State's Roberta Fessenko tomorrow at 10:15 a.m.

Catherine Lynch advanced today for the Bears as well, handily defeating Kate Harden of Saint Mary's 6-1, 6-0. She will take on Fresno State's Katherin Winterhalter in a round of 16 match Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

Teammates Brooke Borisoff, Kristen Case, Jessica Shu, Rio B. Del Rosario and Carla Arguelles did not fare as well as their teammates, all dropping their round of 32 matches.

In doubles, Cal's top double team of Kops-Jones and Lynch, the No. 1 seed, easily defeated their counterparts, Fessenko and Amanda Sanchez of Sacramento State, 8-2. The No. 3-seeds, Arguelles and Havlicek breezed through their match against the duo of Petra Abraham and Christina Rivieccio of Sacramento State, 8-1.

Cal's doubles pairs of Case-Shu and Borisoff-Del Rosario both were defeated in the round of 16.

Round of 16 singles matches begin Saturday at 8:45 a.m. Quarterfinal matches start at 12:45 p.m. Doubles quarterfinal matches are at 3:45 p.m. The doubles semifinals and finals of doubles takes place on Sunday.

Complete Day One Results:

FIRST ROUND -- SINGLESJovanovic (FS) def. Lee (SJSU) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4Silverstone (SJSU) def. Meister (SMC) 7-5, 6-2Rivieccio (Sac St) def. Vasu (SJSU) 6-1, 6-0Vinis (LMU) def. Ortega 6-1, 6-0Lukner (SJSU) def. Sanches (Sac St) 6-4, 6-4Fessenko (Sac St) def. Fileva (LMU) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3Harden (SMC) def. Van (SJSU) 6-1, 6-1Jantz (FS) def. Chavez-Hoy (SJSU) 6-0, 6-0Dinham (LMU) def. Schulman (SMC) 7-5, 6-1

SECOND ROUND -- SINGLES(1) Kops-Jones (Cal) def. Jovanovic 6-2, 6-0Kostenko (Pacific) def. Silverstone (SJSU) 6-0, 6-2Abraham (Sac St) def. Borisoff (Cal) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4Kirknis (Sac St) def. Halilovic (SJSU) 6-2, 6-0(4) Pakay (LMU) def. Rivieccio (Sac St) 6-1, 6-0Vinis (LMU) def. Case (Cal) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2(6) Tallo (FS) def. Shu (Cal) 6-1, 6-0Apodaca (Nevada) def. Selmanson (Pacific) 6-2, 6-1Havlicek (Cal) def. Lukner (SJSU) 6-1, 6-0Fessenko (Sac St) def. Beauchene (Pacific) 6-0, 6-1Winterhalter (FS) def. Baker (LMU) 6-2, 6-4(3) Lynch (Cal) def. Harden (SMC) 6-1, 6-0Trpeska (Nevada) def. Del Rosario (Cal) 6-2, 6-2(5) Karnaukhova (Sac St) def. Arguelles (Cal) 6-1, 6-4Jantz (FS) def. Dvorsek (Pacific) 6-2, 6-3(2) Carlotti (FS) def. Dinham (LMU) 6-4, 6-0

FIRST ROUND -- DOUBLESFessenko/Sanches (Sac St) def. Meister/Ortega (SMC) 8-0Abraham/Rivieccio (Sac St) def. Baker/Fileva (LMU) 8-2Harden/Schulman (SMC) def. Halilovic/Vasu (SJSU) 8-1

SECOND ROUND -- DOUBLES(1) Kops-Jones/Lynch (Cal) def. Fessenko/Sanches (Sac St) 8-2Lee/Lukner (SJSU) def. Apodaca/Trpeska (Nevada) 9-7(4) Karnaukhova/Kirknis (Sac St) def. Case/Shu (Cal) 8-4Selmanson/Dvorsek (Pacific) def. Silverstone/Van (SJSU) 8-4Jantz/Winterhalter (FS) def. Borisoff/Del Rosario (Cal) 8-3(3) Arguelles/Havlicek (Cal) def. Abraham/Rivieccio (Sac St) 8-1(5) Pakay/Dinham (LMU) def. Harden/Schulman (SMC) 8-0(2) Carlotti/Tallo (FS) def. Beauchene/Kostenko (Pacific) 8-3

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