STANFORD – Cal’s representatives in the NCAA Women’s Tennis singles championship were eliminated Tuesday, as sophomore Raquel Kops-Jones and junior Christina Fusano both lost in the first round.
Kops-Jones (27-17), who led her match 6-1, 1-1 going into the nearly-four hour rain delay Monday, was unable to hold on for the win, only managing two wins in the second set before going to a third-set tiebreaker.
Fusano (25-10), the team captain, joined the 64-player draw at the last minute a fourth alternate. Narrowly dropping the first set, Fusano rallied strong in the second, winning 6-1 to force a third. However, after battling hard in the early portions of the third set, Lacelarie ultimately won the final two games to clinch her victory.
While eliminated from singles, Kops-Jones will join Jody Scheldt Wednesday in their quest for the NCAA Doubles Championship.