Women's Tennis Ranked No. 10 in Preseason Poll

Jan. 13, 2003

Berkeley, Calif. - The University of California women's tennis team will start the 2003 season ranked No. 10 in the nation, announced by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association preseason rankings on Monday, Jan. 13.

Cal, which advanced to the 2002 NCAA Round of 16, ending the season ranked No. 13 nationally, is joined by four other Pac-10 schools making it into the Top 10. Stanford debuts at No. 1, Arizona State is No. 6, UCLA takes No. 7 and USC comes in at No. 9.

The Bears also placed four singles players and one doubles tandem on the list. Junior Raquel Kops-Jones heads the class with a No. 12 ranking, followed by senior Christina Fusano at No. 34, junior Catherine Lynch at No. 46 and junior Jieun Jacobs at No. 54. Kops-Jones and Fusano check in as the No. 4-ranked doubles team in the nation.

The Bears begin the 2003 season at San Diego on Friday, Jan. 31 at 1:30 p.m.

ITA Preseason Top 25Team (1st place votes) 		Points1 Stanford (20) 		17152 Florida (6) 			17023 Georgia (4) 			16784 Duke (3) 			16595 North Carolina 		16156 Arizona State 		15977 UCLA 				15918 Vanderbilt 			15669 Southern California		156310 California 		150811 Tennessee 			147712 Northwestern 		147613 Texas 			146114 Kentucky 			141015 Wake Forest 			140216 William & Mary 		1364T17 UNLV 			1329T17 Georgia Tech 		132919 South Carolina 		127020 Arizona 			126921 Washington 			125022 Notre Dame 			122523 Texas A&M 			120024 Miami (Fla.) 		118625 Virginia Commonwealth 	1170
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