May 25, 2000
Malibu, CA - Cal's doubles team of Amy Jensen and Claire Curran have moved into the semi-final round of the NCAA Doubles Championships in Malibu, CA with an impressive 6-2, 6-1 upset victory over No. 3 seeded Alison Bradshaw and Lelena McCoury of Arizona State on Wednesday night.
Jensen and Curran, ranked in the No. 5-8 seeding slot for the NCAA Tournament, will face Paola Palancia and Ipek Senoglu of Pepperdine on Thursday afternoon in the semi-finals. The other semi-final match will pit Marissa Catlin and Lori Grey of Georgia vs. Martina Onrejkova and Iva Puflerova of South Alabama. The finals are scheduled for Friday afternoon.
Jensen is bidding to become the first player in NCAA history to capture three consecutive NCAA Doubles titles as she won the 1998 and '99 crowns with former teammate Amanda Augustus.
Jensen and Curran are currently 21-7 on the season and ended the regular season ranked as the No. 5 doubles team in the college rankings. The duo was ranked No. 1 in the nation during the early part of the spring.
The Cal doubles team posted a win in the opening round of the doubles draw on Monday, May 22, defeating Vladka Uhlirova and Janet Walker of Texas, 7-5, 6-1. In the second round Jensen and Curran defeated Katarina Bakken and Marianne Malec of UNLV, 6-3, 3-6, 6-0.