Oct. 4, 2004
FRESNO, Calif. - Fresno State's doubles team of Jacqui Haskett and Courtney Jantz advanced to the third round of doubles in the prequalifying bracket of the ITA/Riviera All-American Tournament, being played in Los Angeles.
Haskett and Jantz knocked off Lauren Archer and Saras Arasu 8-3. The duo will now play Laura Gordon and Elizabeth Lumpkin of UCLA on Monday at noon. Haskett and Jantz need two wins on Monday to advance to the qualifying tournament.
The All-American Tournament is the biggest of the fall season. It includes a 128-player singles and 64-team doubles pre-qualifying draw played at UCLA. Those feed into a 64-player and 32-team qualifying tournament played at the Riviera Country Club. The 32-player and 16-team main draw begins play Thursday.
"This is a great tournament because our entire team can play in tough matches and gain experience," head coach Simon Thibodeau said. "Jacqui is a newcomer, and getting her into these conditions will really be great for her as we head toward the dual match season. Both her and Courtney are playing well together."
Unfortunately, Haskett and Jantz were the lone bit of good news on the day for Fresno State. In singles, Lucia Sainz lost in the second round to Duke's Archer, 6-4, 6-4. She was the last Bulldog alive in the singles prequalifying bracket.
Sainz, along with partner Katharina Winterhalter, also played in doubles and were defeated in the second round by Mississippi State's Anastasia Kugakolova and Zsuzsanna Fodor, 8-6.
Winterhalter's All-American Tournament is not completed just yet. She will play in the qualifying tournament beginning Tuesday at the Riviera Country Club.
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