No. 10 Cal Clipped by No. 6 UCLA, 4-3
April 17, 2004
LOS ANGELES - The No. 10 California women's tennis team lost a closely contested match to No. 6 UCLA, 4-3, in the final regular season match of the 2004 season at the Los Angeles Tennis Center in Los Angeles. It was the second loss in a row on the road for the Golden Bears after having won their three previous contests at home. UCLA earned a season sweep of Cal after winning their last meeting, 4-3, in Berkeley on April 2.
With the loss, Cal drops to 16-8 overall, 4-4 in the Pac-10, while UCLA improves to 16-7 overall and 6-2 in league play. The match was delayed for an hour due to rain.
Cal started the match strong, winning two of the three doubles matches to claim the doubles point. Cal's No. 14-ranked Raquel Kops-Jones and Jieun Jacobs defeated UCLA's Daniela Bercek and Lauren Fisher, 8-5, on court one, and Cal's No. 40-ranked Nicole Havlicek and Jody Scheldt upset UCLA's No. 26-ranked Jackie Carleton and Feriel Esseghir, 8-3, on court two.
The Bruins, however, battled back in singles competition, taking four of the six matches, including an upset victory by UCLA's No. 52-ranked Bercek over Cal's No. 4-ranked Kops-Jones, 6-3, 0-6, 7-5. The outcome of the match was not decided until UCLA's Sarah Gregg came back to beat Cal's Catherine Lynch, 6-7(3), 6-2, 6-4 to clinch the team victory on court three.
With the regular season completed, the Golden Bears will travel to Ojai, Calif., for the Pac-10 championships April 22-25.
Cal Women's Tennis ResultsFinal ScoreUCLA 4, California 3
Singles1. Daniela Bercek (UCLA) d. Raquel Kops-Jones (Cal), 6-3, 0-6, 7-52. Jackie Carleton (UCLA) d. Jieun Jacobs (Cal), 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-23. Sarah Gregg (UCLA) d. Catherine Lynch (Cal), 6-7(3), 6-2, 6-44. Nicole Havlicek (Cal) d. Lauren Fisher (UCLA), 7-5, 7-55. Laura Gordon (UCLA) d. Jody Scheldt (Cal), 6-1, 6-16. Monica Wiesener (Cal) d. Nina Yaftali (UCLA), 6-4, 6-4
Doubles1. Kops-Jones / Jacobs (Cal) d. Bercek / Fisher (UCLA), 8-52. Havlicek / Scheldt (Cal) d. Carleton / Esseghir (UCLA), 8-33. Gordon / Gregg (UCLA) d. Lynch / Jessica Shu (Cal), 8-4
Season RecordsCalifornia 16-8 overall (4-4 Pac-10)UCLA 16-7 overall (6-2 Pac-10)