Top Seeds Still Alive in Bulldog Classic

Sept. 28, 2002

Fresno, Calif. - All of the top seeds, including three Cal players, have advanced to the quarterfinals as action proceeds in the Bulldog Tennis Classic, taking place this weekend at Fresno State. No. 1-seed Raquel Kops-Jones, No. 3-seed Catherine Lynch and Nicole Havlicek all move up in the brackets for the Bears.

Kops-Jones breezed through her round of 16 match with Pacific's Natalia Kostenko 6-2, 6-1. Kops-Jones has only dropped a total of 5 games through her two matches on the weekend, setting up a quarterfinal matchup with Sacramento State's Petra Abraham.

Lynch has performed equally as well as her teammate, defeating Katherin Winterhalter of Fresno State 6-2, 6-2. Lynch has matched her counterpart Kops-Jones game-for-game, also losing a stingy 5 games through two rounds of action. The victory sets up a quarterfinal match vs. teammate Nicole Havlicek, who defeated Sacramento State's Roberta Fessenko 7-5, 3-6, 7-5.

In consolation action, Cal's Jessica Shu dropped Loyola Marymount's Penka Fileva in straight sets 6-4, 6-4. Carla Arguelles and Brooke Borisoff also won their consolation matches over Whitney Vasu and Adna Halilovic of San Jose State.

The other players to advance to the quarterfinals are: No. 4-seed Edit Pakay of Loyola Marymount, No. 6-seed Lucia Tallo of Fresno State, No. 5-seed Margarita Karnaukhova of Sacramento State and Fresno State's No. 2-seed Chole Carlotti.

Complete results of today's semifinal rounds will not be available until Sunday due to late play on Saturday evening.

Results from today's action:

ROUND OF 16 - SINGLES(1) Kops-Jones (Cal) def. Kostenko (Pacific) 6-2, 6-1Abraham (Sac St) def. Kirknis (Sac St) 6-2, 6-0(4) Pakay (LMU) def. Vinis (LMU) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2(6) Tallo (FS) def. Apodaca (Nevada) 6-0, 6-0Havlicek (Cal) def. Fessenko (Sac St) 7-5, 3-6, 7-5(3) Lynch (Cal) def. Winterhalter (FS) 6-2, 6-2(5) Karnaukhova (Sac St) def. Trpeska (Nevada) 6-1, 6-2(2) Carlotti (FS) def. Jantz (FS) 6-0, 6-1

CONSOLATION - FIRST ROUNDLee (SJSU) def. Dinham (LMU) 6-2, 6-1Dvorsek (Pacific) def. Meister (SMC) 6-2, 6-0Harden (SMC) def. Del Rosario (Cal) 6-3, 4-6, (7-4)*Baker (LMU) def. Ortega (SMC) 6-1, 6-2Sanches (Sac St) def. Chavez-Hoy (SJSU) 6-0, 6-0Shu (Cal) def. Fileva (LMU) 6-4, 6-4Rivieccio (Sac St) def. Van (SJSU) 6-0, 6-0* Tiebreaker played for third set

CONSOLATION -- THIRD ROUNDLee (SJSU) def. Dvorsek (Pacific) 6-1, 6-1Arguelles (Cal) def. Vasu (SJSU) 6-1, 6-0Harden (SMC) def. Baker (LMU) 6-1, 6-1Lukner (SJSU) def. Beauchene (Pacific) 6-1, 6-0Borisoff (Cal) def. Halilovic (SJSU) 6-0, 6-0

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