Three Singles, Two Doubles In Quarterfinals For Cal At Northwest Regional

Oct. 26, 2002

Stanford, Calif. - The University of California continued its mastery of the field today, sending three singles players and two doubles tandems to the quarterfinals of the 2002 Omni Hotels ITA Northwest Regional Championships, taking place at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium at Stanford University. The Bears' top-seeds of No. 5 Raquel Kops-Jones, No. 6 Catherine Lynch and No. 7 Christina Fusano all went undefeated in the second day of competition.

In the Round of 32, four of the five matches were against Pac-10 competition, a nice test for when the conference season officially opens in February 2003. Against Washington, Kops-Jones defeated Dinka Hadzic 6-3, 6-3, Fusano swept past Colleen Gray 6-3, 6-2, and Jacobs persevered in a three-set match 6-3, 2-6, 6-4, over Erin Hoe to sweep the Cougars. Against Oregon's Davina Mendiburo, Cal's Brooke Borisoff advanced to the Round of 16 with her three-set victory, 6-3, 6-7(9), 6-1. In the only non-Pac-10 match of the round, Lynch breezed past Portland's Kaori Tanabe 6-1, 6-0, to send all five Bears to the next round.

The Round of 16 saw a group of Top-15 seeds battle it out, with three Bears advancing to the quarterfinals. The No. 5-seeded Kops-Jones defeated over Washington State's No. 14-seed Lorena Arias, the No. 6-seed Lynch tripped past 15th-seeded Danielle Hustedt of Cal Poly 7-5, 6-4 and No. 7-seed Fusano emerged victorious in a three set battle with Stanford's 12th-seeded Emilia Anderson 5-7, 7-5, 7-5.

Only the losing end for the Bears was the No. 10-seed Jacobs and the unseeded Borisoff. Jacobs was upended by Stanford's No. 2-seed Lauren Barnikow 6-0, 6-3, while Borisoff was defeated by Sacramento State's Margarita Kornaukhova 6-1, 6-3.

After her first round loss yesterday, Cal's Jessica Shu rebounded nicely, winning three consecutive matches in the singles consolation draw. In round one, Shu dropped Sacramento State's Roberta Fessenko 6-4, 6-2, achieving a bye in round 2. In the third round, Shu advanced past Casey Knutson of Santa Clara 6-2, 6-4, to advance.

While Kops-Jones and Fusano were making their way through the singles bracket, the second-seeded doubles tandem advanced to the quarterfinals in doubles competition as well. The pair defeated Oregon's Davina Mendiburo and Daria Panova 8-3, while Carla Arguelles and Nicole Havlicek upset the sixth-seeded Oregon duo of Julie Merlo and Courtney Nagle 9-8(6). Lynch and Shu did not fare as well, losing to the seventh-ranked pair of Chloe Carlotti and Katherine Jantz of Fresno State 8-4.

Competition will continue tomorrow at Stanford's Taube Family Tennis Stadium with main draw quarterfinal matches.


Singles:Friday, Oct. 25 - 1st RoundNo. 5 Raquel Kops-Jones, Cal vs. byeNo. 6 Catherine Lynch, Cal vs. byeNo. 7, Christina Fusano, Cal vs. byeNo. 10 Jieun Jacobs, Cal vs. byeStephanie Svanfeldt, Washington def. Jessica Shu, Cal, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4Kristen Case, Cal def. Monica Martin, Idaho, 6-1, 6-0Carla Arguelles, Cal def. Cerissa Drum, Cal Poly, 6-0, 6-0Brooke Borisoff, Cal def. Sunel Nieuwoudt, Idaho, 6-2, 6-4Nicole Havlicek, Cal def. Mariko Kawakami, Santa Clara, 6-1, 6-1Friday, Oct. 25 - Round of 64Zsofi Fodor, Washington State def. Kristen Case, Cal, 1-6, 6-3, 6-1No. 5 Raquel Kops-Jones, Cal def. Janelle Kaloi, Santa Clara, 6-2, 6-1No. 9 Daria Panova, Oregon def. Carla Arguelles, Cal, 6-2, 2-6, 6-0No. 7 Christina Fusano, Cal def. Jennifer Berk, Portland, 6-1, 6-0No. 6 Catherine Lynch, Cal def. Gabriela Ruiz, USF, 6-4, 6-4Brooke Borisoff, Cal def. Cheryl Holub, Portland, 6-0, 6-1No. 8 Darija Klaic, Washington def. Nicole Havlicek, Cal, 7-5, 6-2No. 10 Jieun Jacobs, Cal def. Mel Humphrey, Washington State, 6-2, 6-1Saturday, Oct. 26 Singles Results (Round of 32)No. 5 Raquel Kops-Jones (Cal) def. Dinka Hadzic (Washington), 6-3, 6-3No. 6 Catherine Lynch (Cal) def. Kaori Tanabe (Portland), 6-1, 6-0No. 7 Christina Fusano (Cal) def. Colleen Gray (Washington), 6-3, 6-2No. 10 Jiuen Jacobs (Cal) def. Erin Hoe (Washington), 6-3, 2-6, 6-4Brooke Borisoff (Cal) def. Davina Mendiburo (Oregon), 6-3, 6-7(9), 6-1Saturday, Oct. 26 Singles Results (Round of 16)No. 5 Raquel Kops-Jones (Cal) def. No. 14 Lorena Arias (Washington State), 6-3, 6-2No. 6 Catherine Lynch (Cal) def. No. 15 Danielle Hustedt (Cal Poly), 7-5, 6-4No. 7 Christina Fusano (Cal) def. No. 12 Emilia Anderson (Stanford), 5-7, 7-5, 7-5No. 2 Lauren Barnikow (Stanford) def. No. 10 Jiuen Jacobs (Cal), 6-0, 6-3No. 13 Nargarita Kornaukhova (Sac State) def. Brooke Borisoff (Cal), 6-1, 6-3Saturday, Oct. 26 Consolation Singles Results (First Round)Jessica Shu (Cal) def. Roberta Fessenko (Sac State), 6-4, 6-2Saturday, Oct. 26 Consolation Singles Results (Second Round)Jessica Shu (Cal) byeSaturday, Oct. 26 Consolation Singles Results (Third Round)Jessica Shu (Cal) def. Casey Knutson (Santa Clara), 6-2, 6-4

Doubles:Friday, Oct. 25 - 1st RoundNo. 2 Kops-Jones/Fusano, Cal vs. byeNo. 4 Jacobs/Scheldt, Cal vs. byeLynch/Shu, Cal vs. byeArguelles/Havlicek, Cal def. Fillol/Harden, St. Mary's, 8-3Friday, Oct. 25 - Round of 32No. 2 Kops-Jones/Fusano, Cal def. Humphrey/Sallai, Washington State, 8-0Jovanovic/Winterhalter, Fresno State def. No. 4 Jacobs/Scheldt, Cal, 8-4Lynch/Shu, Cal def. Boisclair/Hoe, Washington, 8-3Arguelles/Havlicek, Cal def. Kunishi/Nieuqoudt, Idaho, 8-1Saturday, Oct. 26 Doubles Results (Round of 16)No. 2 Fusano/Kops-Jones (Cal) def. No. 9 Mendiburo/Panova (Oregon), 8-4Arquelles/Havlicek (Cal) def. No. 6 Merle/Nagle (Oregon), 9-8(6)No. 7 Carlotti/Jantz (Fresno State) def. Lynch/Shu (Cal), 8-4

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