Cal's Raquel Kops-Jones Advances To Finals Of Northwest Regional

Oct. 27, 2002

Stanford, Calif. - No. 5-seed Junior Rraquel Kops-Jones defeated teammate No. 7-seed Christina Fusano 6-2, 6-3 in a semifinal match of the 2002 Omni Hotels ITA Northwest Regional to advance to the finals of the main draw. Kops-Jones will face Stanford's 16th-seeded Alice Barnes in the finals tomorrow at 9 a.m. at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium.

In the quarterfinals, Kops-Jones dropped No. 1-seed Erin Burdette of Stanford 6-4, 6-1 while Fusano beat ninth-seeded Daria Panova of Oregon 6-4, 6-1 to advance to the semifinals.

The Bears' second-seeded doubles team of Kops-Jones and Fusano recorded an 8-5 win over Stanford's No. 8-seed Barnes and Story Tweedie-Yates to move to the semifinals. Kops-Jones and Fusano will play the third-seeded Claire Carter and Darija Klaic of Washington tomorrow to advance to the finals, also held on Monday afternoon.

Freshman Jessica Shu lost a three-set decision to Claire Carter of Washington 6-4, 5-7, 6-2 in the fourth round of the singles consolation draw.

In earlier singles action, sixth-seeded Catherine Lynch fell in the quarterfinal round. Lynch dropped a 6-4, 6-2 decision to No. 13 Margarita Karnaukhova of Sacramento State.

Carla Arguelles and Nicole Havlicek fell in the quarterfinal round of the main draw doubles to Stanford's top-seeded Lauren Barnikow and Erin Burdette, 8-4.

Competition will continue to tomorrow in the final day of the Omni Hotels Northwest Regional Championships. Matches will begin at 9 a.m. with the singles final and consolation semifinals. The winner of the singles and doubles Regional Championships advances to the Nov. 7-10 Omni Hotels National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships.

Complete match results can be found on Stanford's website:


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 Margarita Karnaukhova (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, 6-4Sunday, Oct. 27 Single Results (Quarterfinals)No. 5 Raquel Kops-Jones (Cal) def. No. 1 Erin Burdette (Stanford), 6-4, 6-1No. 7 Christina Fusano (Cal) def. No. 9 Daria Panova (Oregon), 6-4, 6-1No. 13 Margarita Karnaukhova (Sac State) def. No. 6 Catherine Lynch (Cal), 6-4, 6-2Sunday, Oct. 27 Singles Results (Semifinal Round)No. 5 Raquel Kops-Jones (Cal) def. No. 7 Christina Fusano (Cal), 6-2, 6-3Monday, Oct. 28 (Finals)No. 5 Raquel Kops-Jones (Cal) vs. No. 16 Alice Barnes (Stanford), 9 amSunday, Oct. 27 Consolation Singles Results (Fourth Round)No. 11 Claire Carter (Washington) def. Jessica Shu (Cal), 6-4, 5-7, 6-2

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), 8-4Sunday, Oct. 27 Doubles Results (Quarterfinal Round)No. 1 Barnikow/Burdette (Stanford) def. Arquelles/Havlicek (Cal), 8-4No. 2 Fusano/Kops-Jones (Cal) def. No. 8 Barnes/Tweedie-Yates (Stanford), 8-5

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