Three Bears Advance in Milwaukee Tennis Classic

Jan. 7, 2003

Milwaukee, Wis. - Three members of the California women's tennis team traveled to the Milwaukee Tennis Classic, taking place Jan. 7-11, and all three players advanced in today's opening round of action at the Helfaer Tennis Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Juniors Raquel Kops-Jones, Catherine Lynch and Nicole Havlicek are all participating in singles competition, while Lynch and Havlicek pair together in doubles competition. Kops-Jones will also pair with Illinois State's Liina Suurvarik in doubles play.

Kops-Jones, the tournament's No. 1 seed, defeated Marquette's Alexandra Stankovic, 6-1, 6-3, in the Round of 32 after taking a first round bye. The win pits Kops-Jones against Cincinnati's Jennifer Capuzzi in the Round of 16, Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. The No. 2-seeded Lynch blanked her first opponent, Butler's Christina Laun, 6-0, 6-0, in the Round of 32 and will face Marquette's Veronica Garcia-Briseno at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Havlicek, the No. 4 seed, breezed through the Round of 32 with her 6-1, 6-0 victory over Illinois State's Ashley Maxwell. Havlicek takes on the winner between Purdue's Amy Walgenbach and Cincinnati's Lyndsey Molony, Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.

In doubles, the No. 1-seeded pair of Kops-Jones and Suurvarik will take on Murray State's Foster/Leeper at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday while Lynch and Havlicek, the No. 4 seed, will face Marquette's Stankovic/Trujillo-Herrera also at 10:00 a.m.


Tuesday, January 7 -Round of 32 (Singles)No. 1 Raquel Kops-Jones (Cal) def. Alexandra Stankovic (Marquette), 6-1, 6-3No. 2 Catherine Lynch (Cal) def. Christina Laun (Butler), 6-0, 6-0No. 4 Nicole Havlicek (Cal) def. Ashley Maxwell (Illinois State), 6-1, 6-0Wednesday, Jan. 8 -Round of 16 (Singles)No. 1 Kops-Jones (Cal) vs. Jennifer Capuzzi (Cincinnati), 7:00 p.m.No. 2 Lynch (Cal) vs. Veronica Garcia-Briseno (Marquette), 5:30 p.m.No. 4 Havlicek (Cal) vs. Amy Walgenbach (Purdue) OR Lyndsey Molony (Cincinnati), 4:00 p.m.Wednesday, Jan. 8 - Round of 16 (Doubles)No. 1 Kops-Jones (Cal)/Suurvarik (Illinois St.) vs. Foster/Leeper (Murray State), 10:00 a.m.No. 4 Lynch/Havlicek (Cal) vs. Stankovic/Trujillo/Herrera (Marquette), 10:00 a.m.
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