14th-Ranked California Defeats 64th-Ranked LMU

Feb. 16, 2002

Los Angeles, CA - The Loyola Marymount University (LMU) 66th-ranked women's tennis team to the 14th-ranked California Golden Bears, 5-2, Saturday afternoon at the LMU tennis courts. The Bears improve to 3-0 on the season, as the Lions fall to 3-5 overall.

In singles action, California's top seeded Raquel Kops-Jones defeated LMU's Andrea Lord in straight sets, 6-4, 7-5 Kops-Jones is currently ranked as the No. 26 singles player in the country, according to the latest ITA poll. Penka Fileva returned to the No. 2 spot for the Lions, defeating Cal?s Jieun Jacobs in straight sets, 6-3. 6-4. Edit Pakay played at No. 3 for the Lions, defeating Cal's 38th-ranked Christina Fusano in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4. Angelina Zdorovytska played at No. 4 , falling to Catherine Lynch in two, 6-2, 6-0. Lynch is ranked at No. 49 in the current standings. In the No. 5 match, Golden Bear, Jody Scheldt defeated Julie Hladik in two as well, 6-2, 6-6. And rounding out the singles for the Lions and Bears was Cal?s Kristen Case, who defeated LMU?s Jessica Placencia, giving up only one game in her straight set victory (6-0. 6-1).

Only one Lions' pair was able to hold the Bears at-bay, as the Lions Fileva/Placencia defeated Cal?s Fusano/Jacobs combination, 8-6.

Next, the Lions will take the week off before traveling to Las Vegas, NV, to play against the UNLV Running Rebels next Saturday, February 23.


Raquel Kops-Jones def. Andrea Lord, 8-3
Penka Fileva def. Jieun Jacobs, 6-3, 6-4
Edit Pakay def. Christina Fusano, 6-4, 6-4
Catherine Lynch def. Angelina Zdorovytska 6-2, 6-0
Jody Scheldt def. Julie Hladik, 6-2, 6-5
Kristen Case def. Jessica Placencia, 6-0, 6-1



Kops-Jones/Scheldt def. Lord/Zdorovytska, 8-3
Fileva/Placencia def. Fusano/Jacobs, 8-6
Arguelles/Lynch def. Pakay/Hladik, 8-4



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