March 20, 2004
MALIBU, Calif. - No. 10 California slid by No. 31 Pepperdine, 4-3, thanks to Jody Scheldt's three-set victory on court No. 5. The Golden Bears played without the help of Raquel Kops-Jones for the second match in a row, as she sat out to heal an aching lower back. The Bears move to 12-3 on the season and resume conference play next week against Washington and Washington State.
After dropping two of three in doubles competition and matches in court No. 1 and No. 3, the Bears found themselves tied with the Waves at 3-3 heading into the final set on court No. 5. Scheldt, who made her return from a shoulder injury just 24 hours prior, felt the weight of the match on that very same shoulder.
Having split the first two sets 6-4 and 5-7, Scheldt and her opponent, Karin Schlapbach, battled it out. But in the end it was Scheldt picking up her 14th victory of the season, with a 6-4 win in the final set.
No. 10 California (4) def. No. 31 Pepperdine (31)
DOUBLES - No. 1 - Charlotte Vernaz / Caroline Raba (P) def. Jieun Jacobs / Sasha Podkolzina (C); 9-8 (4) No. 2 - Nicole Havlicek / Jody Scheldt (C) def. Natalie Braverman / Merve Asimgil (P); 8-1 No. 3 - Eva Dickes / Karin Schlapbach (P) def. Catherine Lynch / Monica Wiesner (C); 9-7
SINGLES - No. 1 - Jieun Jacobs (C) def. Natalie Braverman (P); 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 No. 2 - Catherine Lynch (C) def. Caroline Raba (P); 6-2, 6-3 No. 3 - Charlotte Vernaz (P) def. Sasha Podkolzina (C); 6-4, 7-5 No. 4 - Nicole Havlicek (C) def. Merve Asimgil (P); 6-2, 6-3 No. 5 - Jody Scheldt (C) def. Karin Schlapbach (P); 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 No. 6 - Monica Wiesner (C) def. Lise Sissler (P); 5-7, 6-0, 6-0