Cal Women's Tennis Opens up competition at weekend tournament
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  10/27/2001

Oct. 27, 2001

STANFORD, CA - The Omni hotels Northwest Regional Championships opened yesterday in Stanford, CA, with ten Cal women participating in the tournament.

The Bears dominated the opening round of the tournament, winning four out of five of the matches they participated in, as well as winning three of those in straight sets. The matches were highlighted by Nicole Havlicek's 6-0, 6-0 throttling of Reese Galido of Cal Poly, and Kristin Case's big win over Cheryl Holub of Portland, 6-0, 6-1. Freshman Brooke Borisoff was injured, and did not complete her match.

All-American Raquel Kops-Jones, fifth seed, Christina Fusano, seventh seed and Sekita Grant all opened up the tournament with an automatic pass into the second round of competition.

Round two saw six of the remaining Cal women advance, with only Case falling in a hard-fought match with Zeljika Vidic of Idaho in a heartbreaking 7-6, 7-5 loss. Havlicek upset the No. 9 seed Erin Hoe out of Washington in a three-set thriller. After taking the first set easily, Havlicek would drop the second match 0-6, before rallying to complete the victory with a strong 6-3 third set. The other Cal women, including the No. 5 seed Kops-Jones, all moved through their matches in straight sets.

On the doubles side of the competition, three pairs of Bears made it to Saturday's Round of 16. The No. 4 seed duo of Carla Arguelles and Kops-Jones defeated their Washington State counterparts by a score of 8-5, and the No. 8 seed team of Fusano and Havlicek advanced by an 8-6 margin. Both were given byes in the first round. Grant and Jacobs, who advanced through the first two rounds, will face stiff competition against the No. 3 seeded team of Clair Carter and Darija Klaic of Washington on Saturday in the Round of 16.

ROUND ONE--SINGLES Jieun Jacobs (California) d. Zsofi Fodur (Washington State), 6-1, 3-6, 6-1 Nicole Havlicek (California) d. Reese Galido (Cal Poly), 6-0, 6-0 Kristen Case (California) d. Cheryl Holub (Portland), 6-0, 6-1 Danielle Hustedt (Cal Poly) d. Rio Del Rosario (California), 6-0, 6-2 Ester Bak (Oregon) d. Brooke Borisoff (California), injury default Catherine Lynch (California) d. Megan Schulman (Saint Mary's), 6-3, 6-0

ROUND ONE--DOUBLES Rio Del Rosario/Catherine Lynch (California) d. Michelle Duncan/Carey Savage (San Francisco), 8-4 Christina Fusano/Nicole Havlicek (#8 seeds - California) bye Carla Arguelles/Raquel Kops-Jones (#4 seeds - California) bye Christiane Barthel/Susanne Bertel (Pacific) d. Amy Allen (Washington)/Kristen Case (California), 8-2 Sekita Grant/Jieun Jacobs (California) d. Tjasa Jezernik/Biljana Trpeska (Nevada), 8-2

ROUND TWO--SINGLES Jieun Jacobs (California) d. Vickie Gunnarsson (Oregon), 6-2, 6-2 Nicole Havlicek (California) d. Erin Hoe (#9 seed - Washington), 6-1, 0-6, 6-3 Zeljka Vidic (Idaho) d. Kristen Case (California), 7-6 (4), 7-5 Sekita Grant (California) d. Megan McKitterick (Santa Clara), 6-0, 6-4 Raquel Kops-Jones (#5 seed - California) d. Erica Nelson (Cal Poly), 6-1, 6-2 Catherine Lynch (California) d. Vania Apodaca (Nevada), 6-3, 6-2 Christina Fusano (#7 seed - California) d. Erin Boisclair (Washington), 6-2, 6-2

ROUND TWO-DOUBLES Emilia Anderson/Keiko Tokuda (Stanford) d. Rio Del Rosario/Catherine Lynch (California), 8-5 Christina Fusano/Nicole Havlicek (#8 seeds - Cal) d. Janelle Kaloi/Christine Limbers (Santa Clara), 8-6 Carla Arguelles/Raquel Kops-Jones (#4 seeds - Cal) d. Lorena Arias/Chris Martinez (Washington St.), 8-5 Sekita Grant/Jieun Jacobs (California) d. Chloe Carlotte/Chantal Wiggins (Fresno State), 8-2

SATURDAY'S SCHEDULE--SINGLES Erin Burdette (#9 seed - Stanford) vs. Jieun Jacobs (California) Nicole Havlicek (California) vs. Zeljka Vidic (Idaho) Erica Perkins (#4 seed - Washington State) vs. Sekita Grant (California) Raquel Kops-Jones (#5 seed - California) vs. Nora Gaal (Washington State) Catherine Lynch (California) vs. Ilona Kordonskaya (Washington) Sanja Indic (Portland) vs. Christina Fusano (#7 seed - California)

SATURDAY'S SCHEDULE-DOUBLES Christina Fusano/Nicole Havlicek (#8 seeds - California) vs. Kate Romm/Stephanie Westrich (Cal Poly) Carla Arguelles/Raquel Kops-Jones (#4 seeds - California) vs. Christiane Barthel/Susanne Bertel (Pacific) Sekita Grant/Jieun Jacobs (California) vs. Claire Carter/Darija Klaic (#3 seeds - Washington)