Kops-Jones Vies for Pac-10 Singles and Doubles Titles
April 24, 2004
OJAI, Calif. - The third day of the 2004 Pac-10 Individual Championships has come and gone, and Cal's Raquel Kops-Jones continues to shine. On Saturday, the nation's No. 3-ranked player slammed her way to a fourth-consecutive straight-set singles match victory, beating Arizona's No. 14-ranked Dianne Hollands, 6-4, 6-4, to advance to her second-straight Pac-10 singles finals appearance.
The victory sets up a Bay Area battle in the finals on Sunday as Kops-Jones faces off against Stanford's No. 12-ranked Alice Barnes to decide who will take home the 2004 Pac-10 Singles Championship. Last year at this event, Kops-Jones also advanced to the singles finals before losing the championship to Oregon's Daria Panova, 7-6 (6), 6-2. The Golden Bears have never produced a Pac-10 singles champion.
In doubles competition, Cal's No. 13-ranked doubles team of Kops-Jones and Jieun Jacobs advanced to the finals with an overpowering 8-3 victory over Stanford's Emilia Anderson and Anne Yelsey. Kops-Jones and Jacobs take the court vs. Stanford's Barnes and Erin Burdette on Sunday afternoon to decide who will win the 2004 Pac-10 Doubles Championship. 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.
In the invitational draw, Cal's Jessica Shu advanced to the singles finals with a 6-2, 6-1 semifinal victory over Arizona State's Sabrina Capannolo. Shu plays Stanford's Anne Yelsey in the finals on Sunday to determine the winner of the singles invitational championship.
Cal Women's Tennis ResultsPac-10 Individual ChampionshipsOjai, CaliforniaApril 22-25, 2004
Singles: Main DrawSemifinals - Sat., April 24Raquel Kops-Jones (Cal) d. Dianne Hollands (Ariz), 6-4, 6-4Quarterfinals - 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 DrawSemifinals - Sat., April 24Jessica Shu (Cal) d. Sabrina Capannolo (ASU), 6-2, 6-1Quarterfinals - 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 DrawSemifinals - Sat., April 24Jacobs/Kops-Jones (Cal) d. Anderson/Yelsey (Stan), 8-3Quarterfinals - 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 DrawSemifinals - Sat., April 24Logar/Tweedie-Yates (Stan) d. Shu/Wiesener (Cal), 8-6Quarterfinals - Fri., April 23Shu/Wiesener (Cal) d. Perry/Rochefort (Ariz), 8-6First Round - Fri., April 23Shu/Wiesener (Cal) d. Dvornicka/Roganovic (WSU), 9-7