Kops-Jones Advances to Quarterfinals at Pac-10 Championships
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  04/22/2004

April 22, 2004

OJAI, Calif. - Cal's Raquel Kops-Jones, the nation's No. 3-ranked player, stormed her way into the quarterfinals at the 2004 Pac-10 Women's Singles Championships on Thursday in Ojai, Calif. Kops-Jones decisively won her first-round match vs. Washington's Saskia Nauenberg, 6-3, 6-1, and then wasted little time in the second round disposing of Washington State's Orsi Sallai, 6-2, 6-1.

Kops-Jones next plays Stanford's Erin Burdette at noon on Friday with a trip to the semifinals at stake. Last year at this event, Kops-Jones advanced all the way to the singles finals before losing the championship to Oregon's Daria Panova, 7-6 (6), 6-2.

In other first-round singles action on Thursday, Cal's Jieun Jacobs defeated Arizona State's Cindy Sureephong, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2, and Cal's Nicole Havlicek beat Washington State's Nora Gaal, 6-4, 5-7, 6-1. Both Golden Bears, however, fell in the second round.

In the singles invitational draw, Cal's Jessica Shu and Monica Wiesener both advanced to the quarterfinals with victories in their first two matches. Shu defeated Stanford's Jessica Leck, 6-0, 6-1, in the first round and then beat Arizona's Iza Ferreira, 3-6, 6-1, 6-1. Wiesener beat Washington's Monkia Kolbovic, 6-1, 3-6, 6-0, in the first round and then defeated Arizona State's Kady Pooler, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.

Shu and Wiesener play their quarterfinal matches at noon on Friday. Shu plays Stanford's Story Tweedie-Yates and Wiesener plays Stanford's Anne Yelsey for the right to advance to the semifinals.

In the singles back draw, Cal's Rio Del Rosario defeated Washington's Cheryl Naruse, 6-1, 6-0.

Cal Women's Tennis Results Pac-10 Individual Championships Thursday, April 22, 2004

Singles: Main Draw First Round 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

Second Round 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

Singles: Invitational Draw First Round 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. Rio Del Rosario (Cal), 6-1, 6-0

Second Round 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

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