Kops-Jones Advances to Quarterfinals at Pac-10 Championships
April 22, 2004
OJAI, Calif. - Cal's Raquel Kops-Jones, the nation's No. 3-ranked player, stormed her way into the quarterfinals at the 2004 Pac-10 Women's Singles Championships on Thursday in Ojai, Calif. Kops-Jones decisively won her first-round match vs. Washington's Saskia Nauenberg, 6-3, 6-1, and then wasted little time in the second round disposing of Washington State's Orsi Sallai, 6-2, 6-1.
Kops-Jones next plays Stanford's Erin Burdette at noon on Friday with a trip to the semifinals at stake. Last year at this event, Kops-Jones advanced all the way to the singles finals before losing the championship to Oregon's Daria Panova, 7-6 (6), 6-2.
In other first-round singles action on Thursday, Cal's Jieun Jacobs defeated Arizona State's Cindy Sureephong, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2, and Cal's Nicole Havlicek beat Washington State's Nora Gaal, 6-4, 5-7, 6-1. Both Golden Bears, however, fell in the second round.
In the singles invitational draw, Cal's Jessica Shu and Monica Wiesener both advanced to the quarterfinals with victories in their first two matches. Shu defeated Stanford's Jessica Leck, 6-0, 6-1, in the first round and then beat Arizona's Iza Ferreira, 3-6, 6-1, 6-1. Wiesener beat Washington's Monkia Kolbovic, 6-1, 3-6, 6-0, in the first round and then defeated Arizona State's Kady Pooler, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.
Shu and Wiesener play their quarterfinal matches at noon on Friday. Shu plays Stanford's Story Tweedie-Yates and Wiesener plays Stanford's Anne Yelsey for the right to advance to the semifinals.
In the singles back draw, Cal's Rio Del Rosario defeated Washington's Cheryl Naruse, 6-1, 6-0.
Cal Women's Tennis ResultsPac-10 Individual ChampionshipsThursday, April 22, 2004
Singles: Main DrawFirst RoundRaquel Kops-Jones (Cal) d. Saskia Nauenberg (Wash), 6-3, 6-1Jieun Jacobs (Cal) d. Cindy Sureephong (ASU), 3-6, 6-2, 6-2Nicole Havlicek (Cal) d. Nora Gaal (WSU), 6-4, 5-7, 6-1
Singles: Invitational DrawFirst RoundJessica Shu (Cal) d. Jessica Leck (Stan), 6-0, 6-1Monica Wiesener (Cal) d. Monkia Kolbovic (Wash), 6-2, 3-6, 6-0Mugette Ahn (Wash) d. Rio Del Rosario (Cal), 6-1, 6-0
Singles: Back DrawFirst RoundRio Del Rosario (Cal) d. Cheryl Naruse (Wash), 6-1, 6-0