Kops-Jones Takes Doubles Title at Milwaukee Tennis Classic

Jan. 11, 2003

Milwaukee, Wis. - Junior All-American No. 18 Raquel Kops-Jones and partner No. 94 Liina Suurvarik of Illinois State captured the doubles title of the Milwaukee Tennis Classic, today at Helfaer Tennis Center in Milwaukee, Wiscsonsin. In singles action, top-seeded Kops-Jones took third-seed Suurvarik to three sets, but fell in defeat, 6-1, 4-6, 6-2.

Kops-Jones defeated teammate Nicole Havlicek, 6-3, 6-0, in the semifinals to advance to the championship match. In the finals though, Suurvarik proved too much for Kops-Jones to handle as the No. 94 player in the nation won in three sets. The duo then turned around and paired together in doubles action, taking the title with an 8-4 victory over Kentucky's tandem of Leigh Bradwell and Jill Buckely.

The No. 13 Bears begin the regular season on January 31, as the squad travels south to take on San Diego at 1:30 p.m. and San Diego State at noon on February 1.


Tuesday, Jan. 7Round 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. 8Round of 16 (Singles)No. 1 Raquel Kops-Jones (Cal) vs. Jennifer Capuzzi (Cincinnati), 6-2, 7-6No. 2 Catherine Lynch (Cal) def. Veronica Garcia-Briseno (Marquette), 6-1, 6-0No. 4 Nicole Havlicek (Cal) def. Lyndsey Molony (Cincinnati), 5-7, 7-5, 6-4Round of 16 (Doubles)No. 1 Kops-Jones (Cal)/Lina Suurvarik (Illinois St.) def. Foster/Leeper (Murray State), 8-2No. 4 Lynch/Havlicek (Cal) def. Stankovic/Trujillo-Herrera (Marquette), 8-4Thursday, Jan. 9 Quarterfinals (Singles)No. 1 Raquel Kops-Jones (Cal) def. No. 5 Caitlin Burke (Cedarburg), 6-2, 6-1No. 2 Catherine Lynch (Cal) def. No. 6 Jill Buckley (Kentucky), 6-2, 3-6, 6-1No. 4 Nicole Havlicek (Cal) def. Lindsey Stauss (Racine), 6-4, 4-6, 6-1Quarterfinals (Doubles)No. 1 Kops-Jones (Cal)/Suurvarik (Illinois St.) def. Walgenbach/Zuccarini (Purdue), 8-4Burke (Cedarburg)/Caiati (Greendale) def. No. 4 Lynch/Havlicek (Cal), 8-9Friday, Jan. 10Semifinals (Singles)No. 1 Raquel Kops-Jones (Cal) def. No. 4 Nicole Havlicek (Cal), 6-3, 6-0No. 3 Liina Suurvarik (Illinois St.) def. No. 2 Catherine Lynch (Cal), 6-2, 6-1Semifinals (Doubles)No. 1 Kops-Jones (Cal)/Suurvarik (Illinois St.) def. Burke (Cedarburg)/Caiati (Greendale), 8-3Saturday, Jan. 11Finals (Singles)No. 3 Liina Suurvarik (Illinois St.) def. No. 1 Raquel Kops-Jones (Cal), 6-1, 4-6, 6-2Finals (Doubles)Kops-Jones (Cal)/Suurvarik (Illinois St.) def. Bradwell/Buckley (Kentucky), 8-4
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