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Raquel Kops-Jones's Profile
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  Raquel Kops-Jones
School: California
Year: graduated
Home Town: Fresno, California
Home State: N/A
Home Country: United States(USA)
High School: Palmer Academy
Height: 5-7
Weight: 140 lbs.
Birth Date: Wednesday, December 08, 1982
Dominant Hand: Right
Major:
Singles Record: 0-0
Doubles Record: 0-0
One of the best athletes in women’s college tennis…a very powerful all-court player that will compete in the Bears’ top singles spot…finished fall ranked No. 18 by ITA in singles…paired with Christina Fusano, finished fall ranked No. 6 in doubles…FALL 2002: Had by far the most impressive fall on the team, compiling an 11-4 record in four tournaments…at Bulldog Classic in Fresno, swept through first four opponents in straight sets, advancing to finals…dropped 6-0, 7-5 decision to No. 24 Chloe Carlotti of Fresno State in finals…defeated Jessica Roland of Texas A&M in first round of All-American Championships before losing to No. 3 Agata Cioroch of Georgia in the Round of 32…was crowned champion of Omni Hotels Regional Championships by defeating first five opponents in straight sets, including teammate Christina Fusano, 6-2, 6-3, in the semifinal match…won the title with a 7-6(4), 3-6, 6-1 thriller over Alice Barnes of Stanford, earning a spot at the Omni Hotels Indoor Championships…at Indoors, lost to Mississippi’s No. 17 Mira Radu in the first round and was up-ended by No. 19 Julie Rotondi of Florida in the first round of the consolation bracket…teamed with Christina Fusano, the tandem compiled a 7-3 record in fall competition, finishing ranked sixth by the ITA…qualified for the main draw at All-American Championships with consecutive wins in the qualifiers over No. 20 Esseghir/Fisher of UCLA and Johnson/Sukner of Marshall…dropped 8-3 decision to No. 22 Witten/Roels of Kentucky in the first round of the main draw…the pair was up-ended in semifinals of Regional Championships by Washington’s No. 11 duo of Carter/Klaic…earned a spot at the Indoor Championships, making impressive run to semifinals with wins over No. 25 Causevic/Marker of Maryland and No. 26 Gordon/Scaringe of Florida…in semifinals, lost in rematch of regional semifinals to Carter/Klaic of Washington, 8-4…paired with Catherine Lynch at Bulldog Classic, advancing to finals with 8-3 decision over Karnaukhova/Kirkinis of Sacramento State…lost in finals, 4-8, to duo of Chloe Carlotti and Lucia Tallo of Fresno State…2001-02: Named second team All-Pac-10 in 2002 as well as being named to second team Academic All-American squad and honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic team…competed for NCAA Singles Championship…with Christina Fusano, won Pac-10 Doubles Championship…the pair had never played together before opening round of Pac-10s…pair is 6-0 and holds down a No. 22 ranking entering NCAA Championships…played in NCAA Doubles Championship with Jody Scheldt, dropping a first round decision…pair is ranked 20th in nation…in singles, advanced to semifinals at Pac-10 Tournament in April, defeating No. 16 Lauren Barnikow of Stanford and No. 50 Erica Perkins of Washington State to make it…played majority of the season at the top spot for the Bears, boasting an 11-9 record there…upset eighth-ranked Jewel Peterson of USC in straight sets, 6-4, 6-1 on 4/19…knocked off No. 19 Maja Mlakar of Arizona, 6-2, 6-4 to key Cal’s 6-1 victory in the desert…won four of five and seven of nine matches to open season…advanced to semifinals of Omni Northwest Region Championships by dropping Washington’s Darija Klaic, 6-3, 6-3…in doubles, played entire regular season with Scheldt at No. 1 court…pair had a 10-10 record there…despite having played only one match together prior to start of season, Kops-Jones and Scheldt won nine of their first 10 matches at the top court, including a key victory over Fresno State’s Kim Niggemeyer and Simone Jardim…with Arguelles, advanced to semifinals of Omni Northwest Region Championships in fall...2000-01: Became All-American in doubles…earned spot on Pac-10 2nd Team All-Conference…was named ITA Regional Rookie of Year as well as Pac-10 Freshman of Year…entered season as Bears’ No. 1 singles player, despite being freshman, going 3-3 to open up season…made it to 2nd round of NCAA tournament in just her 1st season…finished 2nd on team in dual wins (15) and 1st in overall wins (30)…win over Meagan Yeats of ASU helped lead Cal to 4-3 victory over higher-ranked team…finished ranked 45th in country…teamed with departed senior Anita Kurimay in doubles, advancing to 2nd round of NCAA individual tournament, falling to team from UCLA…duo had 2nd most dual doubles wins on team (12) and tied for most wins overall (15), as well as finishing No. 10 in ITA doubles rankings…in fall, reached semifinals of Fresno State Invitational…ended fall ranked No. 38 in singles by ITA…in doubles with Kurimay at ITA Regional championships, advanced to quarterfinals with wins over teams from Portland and Idaho…advanced to semifinals of Fresno State Invitational with partner Morisa Yang PERSONAL/PREVIOUS: Ranked No. 1 player in Northern California before attending Cal…nationally ranked No. 7 when she was 16 and No. 38 when she was 18…in doubles, ranked No. 1 nationally when she was 16 with partner Lindsay Deason…majoring in American studies…parents are Nancy and Lawrence of Fresno, CA…has two sisters, Christy and Renee…enjoys dancing and listening to music…born Dec. 8, 1982 in Fresno, CA.