Kops-Jones Becomes First Cal Player to Win Pac-10 Singles Championship
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  04/25/2004

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 Results
Pac-10 Individual Championships
Ojai, California
April 22-25, 2004

Singles: Main Draw Finals - Sun., April 25 Raquel Kops-Jones (Cal) d. Alice Barnes (Stan), 6-3, 6-4 Semifinals - Sat., April 24 Raquel Kops-Jones (Cal) d. Dianne Hollands (Ariz), 6-4, 6-4 Quarterfinals - Fri., April 23 Raquel Kops-Jones (Cal) d. Erin Burdette (Stan), 6-3, 6-3 Second Round - Thurs., April 22 Raquel Kops-Jones (Cal) d. Orsi Sallai (WSU), 6-2, 6-1 Dianne Hollands (Ariz) d. Nicole Havlicek (Cal), 6-2, 6-1 Anca Anastasiu (USC) d. Jieun Jacobs (Cal), 6-3, 6-1 First Round - Thurs., April 22 Raquel Kops-Jones (Cal) d. Saskia Nauenberg (Wash), 6-3, 6-1 Jieun Jacobs (Cal) d. Cindy Sureephong (ASU), 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 Nicole Havlicek (Cal) d. Nora Gaal (WSU), 6-4, 5-7, 6-1

Singles: Invitational Draw Finals - Sun., April 25 Anne Yelsey (Stan) d. Jessica Shu (Cal), 6-2, 6-1 Semifinals - Sat., April 24 Jessica Shu (Cal) d. Sabrina Capannolo (ASU), 6-2, 6-1 Quarterfinals - Fri., April 23 Jessica Shu (Cal) d. Story Tweedie-Yates (Stan), 6-3, 7-5 Anne Yelsey (Stan) d. Monica Wiesener (Cal), 6-0, 6-1 Second Round - Thurs., April 22 Jessica Shu (Cal) d. Iza Ferreira (Ariz), 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 Monica Wiesener (Cal) d. Kady Pooler (ASU), 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 First Round - Thurs., April 22 Jessica Shu (Cal) d. Jessica Leck (Stan), 6-0, 6-1 Monica Wiesener (Cal) d. Monkia Kolbovic (Wash), 6-2, 3-6, 6-0 Mugette Ahn (Wash) d. Rosario del Rio (Cal), 6-1, 6-0

Singles: Back Draw First Round - Thurs., April 22 Rosario del Rio (Cal) d. Cheryl Naruse (Wash), 6-1, 6-0

Doubles: Main Draw Finals - Sun., April 25 Barnes/Burdette (Stan) d. Kops-Jones/Jacobs, 8-6 Semifinals - Sat., April 24 Kops-Jones/Jacobs (Cal) d. Anderson/Yelsey (Stan), 8-3 Quarterfinals - Fri., April 23 Kops-Jones/Jacobs (Cal) d. Colalillo/Pooler (ASU), 8-3 Barnes/Burdette (Stan) d. Havlicek/Scheldt (Cal), 9-7 First Round - Fri., April 23 Kops-Jones/Jacobs (Cal) d. Dieskova/Leksinska (Ore), 8-2 Havlicek/Scheldt (Cal) d. Hadzic/Hoe (Wash), 8-3

Doubles: Invitational Draw Semifinals - Sat., April 24 Logar/Tweedie-Yates (Stan) d. Shu/Wiesener (Cal), 8-6 Quarterfinals - Fri., April 23 Shu/Wiesener (Cal) d. Perry/Rochefort (Ariz), 8-6 First Round - Fri., April 23 Shu/Wiesener (Cal) d. Dvornicka/Roganovic (WSU), 9-7