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