Bears Take Doubles Title at Thunderbirds Invitational

Nov. 10, 2002

Tempe, Ariz. - Cal's second-seeded doubles tandem of Jieun Jacobs and Jody Scheldt breezed through the final two rounds of competition this morning, winning the doubles championship at the ASU Thunderbirds Invitational, taking place at Whiteman Tennis Center in Tempe, Arizona.

In semifinal action, the Cal duo downed the fourth-seeded Mhairi Brown and Cindy Sureephong of Arizona State, 8-5, to advance to the final match. In the championship contest, Jacobs and Scheldt cruised past Duke's unseeded pair of Saras Arasu and Susie Abromeit, 8-2, to take the tournament crown.

The ASU Thunderbirds Invitational represents the final tournament of the fall season. The Bears will be back in action on Jan. 17-19, 2003 as Cal kicks off its spring campaign at the Pac-10 Indoor Championships in Seattle, Washington.

Complete match results can be found at


Main Draw Singles:Friday, Nov. 8 - Round of 32No. 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) def. No. 4 Brown/Sureephong (ASU), 8-5Sunday, Nov. 10 - FinalsNo. 2 Jacobs/Scheldt (Cal) def. Abromeit/Arasu (Duke), 8-2

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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