Bears' Doubles Advances to Semifinals at Thunderbirds Invitational

Nov. 9, 2002

Tempe, Ariz. - On a day where Cal's fourth-seeded Jieun Jacobs lost her quarterfinal match in the main singles draw, she teamed with Jody Scheldt to advance to the doubles semifinal round of the ASU Thunderbirds Invitational, taking place at Whiteman Tennis Center in Tempe.

The Cal duo of Jacobs and Scheldt continued their impressive run, defeating the pair of Agnieszka Abram and Pauline Janus of UNLV, in a match that went down to the wire, 9-8(6). Jacobs and Scheldt will continue play in the semifinals, taki on the fourth-seeded tandem of Mhairi Brown and Cindy Sureephong at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday. If the Cal doubles team wins that match, they will face the winner between Colalillo/Yeats of Arizona State and Abromeit/Arasu of Duke for the tournament title.

In singles action, Jacobs run at the title was stopped short by the eighth-seeded Katie Blaszk of Duke, as she cruised past Jacobs, 6-3, 6-3, to move into tomorrow's finals match against teammate No. 3 seed Saras Arasu. Scheldt, who was still alive in the singles consolation draw, also dropped her match today, 6-1, 6-2, to San Diego's Catherine Heppell.

Complete match results can be found at


Main Draw Singles:Friday, Nov. 8 - Round of 32 No. 4 Jieun Jacobs (Cal) def. Andrea Cooper (Kansas State), 6-3, 6-3Hilary Adams (Duke) def, Jody Scheldt (Cal), 6-2, 6-2Petra Sedlmajerova (Kansas State) def. Brooke Borisoff (Cal), 6-7, 6-2, 6-3Friday, Nov. 8 - Round of 16No. 4 Jieun Jacobs (Cal) def. Megan Yeats (ASU), 6-2, 6-1Saturday, Nov. 9 - QuarterfinalsNo. 8 Katie Blaszk (Duke) def. No. 4 Jieun Jacobs (Cal), 6-3, 6-3

Main Draw Doubles:Friday, Nov. 8 -Round of 16 No. 2 Jacobs/Scheldt (Cal) def. Brooks/Browning (Texas Tech), 8-5Saturday, Nov. 9 - Quarterfinals No. 2 Jacobs/Scheldt (Cal) def. Abram/Janus (UNLV), 9-8(6)Sunday, Nov. 10 - SemifinalsNo. 2 Jacobs/Scheldt (Cal) vs. No. 4 Brown/Sureephong (ASU), 8:00 a.m.

Singles Consolation:Friday, Nov. 8 - Second RoundJody Scheldt (Cal) def. Hayley Mclver (KSU), 6-3, 5-7, 7-6(3)Joslynn Burkett (ASU) def. Brooke Borisoff (Cal), 6-1, 6-3Saturday, Nov. 9 - QuarterfinalsCatherine Heppell (USD) def. Jody Scheldt (Cal), 6-1, 6-2

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