Kops-Jones Slams Way into Semifinals at Pac-10 Championships
April 23, 2004
OJAI, Calif. - Cal senior Raquel Kops-Jones is enjoying her last trip to the Pac-10 individual championships. On Friday, the nation's No. 3-ranked player slammed her way to a third-straight decisive singles victory, beating Stanford's Erin Burdette, 6-3, 6-3, to advance to the singles semifinals at the 2004 Pac-10 Championships in Ojai, Calif.
Kops-Jones next plays Arizona's No. 14-ranked Dianne Hollands at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday with a trip to the finals 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 doubles action, Cal's No. 13-ranked double team of Kops-Jones and Jieun Jacobs advanced to the semifinals with an 8-2 first-round victory over Oregon's Dominika Dieskova and Anna Leksinska and an 8-3 second-round victory over Arizona State's Lauren Colalillo and Kady Pooler. Kops-Jones and Jacobs take the court vs. Stanford's Emilia Anderson and Anne Yelsey on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. The winner advances to the doubles final. Last year, Kops-Jones and former Golden Bear Christina Fusano won the Pac-10 doubles championship as a prelude to winning the NCAA doubles title.
Cal Women's Tennis ResultsPac-10 Individual ChampionshipsOjai, CaliforniaApril 22-25, 2004
Singles: Main DrawQuarterfinals - Fri., April 23Raquel Kops-Jones (Cal) d. Erin Burdette (Stan), 6-3, 6-3Second Round - Thurs., April 22Raquel Kops-Jones (Cal) d. Orsi Sallai (WSU), 6-2, 6-1Dianne Hollands (Ariz) d. Nicole Havlicek (Cal), 6-2, 6-1Anca Anastasiu (USC) d. Jieun Jacobs (Cal), 6-3, 6-1First Round - Thurs., April 22Raquel 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 DrawQuarterfinals - Fri., April 23Jessica Shu (Cal) d. Story Tweedie-Yates (Stan), 6-3, 7-5Anne Yelsey (Stan) d. Monica Wiesener (Cal), 6-0, 6-1Second Round - Thurs., April 22Jessica Shu (Cal) d. Iza Ferreira (Ariz), 3-6, 6-1, 6-1Monica Wiesener (Cal) d. Kady Pooler (ASU), 4-6, 6-3, 6-3First Round - Thurs., April 22Jessica 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. Rosario del Rio (Cal), 6-1, 6-0
Singles: Back DrawFirst Round - Thurs., April 22Rosario del Rio (Cal) d. Cheryl Naruse (Wash), 6-1, 6-0
Doubles: Main DrawQuarterfinals - Fri., April 23Jacobs/Kops-Jones (Cal) d. Colalillo/Pooler (ASU), 8-3Barnes/Burdette (Stan) d. Havlicek/Scheldt (Cal), 9-7First Round - Fri., April 23Kops-Jones/Jacobs (Cal) d. Dieskova/Leksinska (Ore), 8-2Havlicek/Scheldt (Cal) d. Hadzic/Hoe (Wash), 8-3
Doubles: Invitational DrawQuarterfinals - Fri., April 23Shu/Wiesener (Cal) d. Perry/Rochefort (Ariz), 8-6
First Round - Fri., April 23Shu/Wiesener (Cal) d. Dvornicka/Roganovic (WSU), 9-7