Fusano & Kops-Jones Earn National Doubles Team of the Month

April 10, 2003

Skillman, N.J. - California's #3-ranked doubles tandem of Christina Fusano and Raquel Kops-Jones were named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Doubles Team of the Month for March 2003, announced by the ITA Thursday, April 10.

Fusano and Kops-Jones have climbed to #3 in the women's double rankings after completing the month of March with an 8-1 record. The Cal duo recorded five victories against teams ranked in the Top 30, including three pairs in the Top 20. They haven't stopped there, however, as the tandem is currently immersed in a 10-match win streak, including 2-0 in April.

Cal's No. 1 doubles pair has been instrumental in the team's doubles success this season, compiling a 23-7 overall record with semifinal appearances at the Northwest Regional Championships and National Indoor Championships, plus an invitation to the All-American Championships main draw in October 2002. This season the Cal squad has claimed 16 of a possible 19 doubles points in dual match play.

This weekend Fusano and Kops-Jones will be back in action as the Bears travel to the desert to face #16 Arizona State Friday, April 11 at 1:30 p.m. and Arizona Saturday, April 12 at noon.

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