Kops-Jones Becomes First Cal Player to Win Pac-10 Singles Championship
April 25, 2004
OJAI, Calif. - On the fourth and final day of the 2004 Pac-10 Individual Championships, Cal senior Raquel Kops-Jones made Golden Bear history. She became the first Cal player to ever win the Pac-10 Singles Championship. Kops-Jones, the nation's No. 3-ranked player, defeated Stanford's No. 12-ranked Alice Barnes, 6-3, 6-4, on Sunday at Libbey Park to claim the singles title.
Kops-Jones was phenomenal at this year's Pac-10 championships, blasting through the competition with five-consecutive straight-set match victories, culminating in Sunday's singles title match. It was her second-straight Pac-10 singles finals appearance, after losing in last year's title match to Oregon's Daria Panova.
In the doubles final, Cal's No. 13-ranked doubles team of Kops-Jones and Jieun Jacobs lost to Stanford's Barnes and Erin Burdette, 8-6. Last year, Kops-Jones and former Golden Bear Christina Fusano teamed together to win the Pac-10 doubles title as a prelude to winning the 2003 NCAA Doubles Championship.
In the invitational draw, Cal's Jessica Shu lost in the singles finals to Stanford's Anne Yelsey, 6-2, 6-1. Shu had a stellar run through the tournament with four-straight single match victories before falling in the championship round.
The 2004 NCAA Tournament begins with regional action the weekend of May 14-16 on campus sites to be determined. The NCAA championships will take place May 20-29 in Athens, Ga.
Cal Women's Tennis ResultsPac-10 Individual ChampionshipsOjai, CaliforniaApril 22-25, 2004
Singles: Main DrawFinals - Sun., April 25Raquel Kops-Jones (Cal) d. Alice Barnes (Stan), 6-3, 6-4Semifinals - 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 DrawFinals - Sun., April 25Anne Yelsey (Stan) d. Jessica Shu (Cal), 6-2, 6-1Semifinals - 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 DrawFinals - Sun., April 25Barnes/Burdette (Stan) d. Kops-Jones/Jacobs, 8-6Semifinals - Sat., April 24Kops-Jones/Jacobs (Cal) d. Anderson/Yelsey (Stan), 8-3Quarterfinals - Fri., April 23Kops-Jones/Jacobs (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