Oct. 8, 1999
TEMPE, Ariz. - California senior Amy Jensen, the defending NCAA doubles champion, got her singles season off to a great start Friday with a pair of easy wins at the Arizona State Thunderbirds Invitational at Whiteman Tennis Center.
Jensen, the top seed for the event, breezed past UC Irvine's Darian Chappell 6-1, 6-1 in the first round and routed Pepperdine's Cintia Tortorella 6-2, 6-1 in the second round. She will face Arizona State's Mhaira Brown in the quarterfinals Saturday at 10 a.m.
Otherwise, it was a rough day for the Bears. Anita Kurimay, the No. 2 seed, was upset in the first round by Lisa Waigenbach of Purdue, while fourth-seeded Karoline Borgensen and seventh-seeded Claire Curran were also upset victims. Lisa Swierniak and Morisa Yang also suffered first-round defeats.
All of the players who lost are still alive in the back draw, however, which will resume play Saturday.
CALIFORNIA RESULTS ASU THUNDERBIRDS INVITATIONAL TEMPE, ARIZ. Singles First Round: Amy Jensen (1), Cal, def. Darian Chappell, UC Irvine, 6-1, 6-1, Joanne Masongsong, Texas, def. Lisa Swierniak, Cal, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, Eva Novotna, Kansas State, def. Claire Curran (7), Cal, 3-6, 6-0, 6-2, Janet Walker (8), Texas, def. Morisa Yang, Cal, 6-4, 6-1, Tiffany Brymer, USC, def. Karoline Borgerson (4), Cal, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-5, Lisa Waigenbach, Purdue, def. Anita Kurimay (2), Cal, 6-3, 6-4.
Second Round: Amy Jensen (1), Cal, def. Cintia Tortorella, Pepperdine, 6-2, 6-1.