The 103rd Ojai
By Misty Volaski
The stands were full Sunday morning
as some of the finest names in amateur tennis took to the courts
at Libbey Park for the final rounds of play in the Ojai Tennis
The heat was on in the Pac-10 Women's Singles match, where the
University of Oregon's Daria Panova and California Lutheran's
Raquel Kops-Jones faced off in an incredibly close match. All
eyes were on them as Panova made the final point for the win,
7-6 (6), 6-2.
"She played really well," said Panvoa of Kops-Jones.
"(It helps) me when a lot of people are around." Panova
also won the PAC-10 Women's Singles indoors championship, which
she said was her goal.
Later that day, Kops-Jones paired up with Christina Fusano to
beat Maia Mlakar and Emilie Scribot of the University of Arizona
for the PAC-10 Women's Doubles championship.
Last year's Pac-10 Men's Singles runner-up, the University of
Washington's Alex Vlaski, faced off against Marcin Matkowski
of UCLA. Though the first match was close, Matkowski began the
second match with a definite mental advantage, which seemed to
be the downfall of Vlaski. Again, Vlaski found himself with the
second-place medal, even though the day before he'd beaten Rodrigo
Grilli, last year's Pac-10 Men's Singles champion.
The following is a complete list of the winners in each
· Boys' 14 Singles: Andrew Mateljan bested
Jake Fleming, 7-6, 6-3.
· Girls' 14 Singles: Nelly Radeva bested Gabriela Gresham,
2-6, 6-0, 6-2.
· Boys' 16 Singles: Chris Ko beat
Alex Krueger-Wyman, 6-3 7-6 (1).
· Girls' 16 Singles: Cosmina Ciobany beat
Kelly Stewart, 6-0, 6-1.
· Boys' CIF Singles: Jeffrey Das beat Kaes
Van't Hof, 7-5. 6-3.
· Boys' CIF Doubles: J. Thayer and S. Wagner
beat C. McMakin and K. McMakin 6-4, 6-7
· Girls' 18 Singles: Elizabeth Exon beat Kady Pooler,
5-7, 7-5, 6-3.
· Girls' 18 Doubles: D. Beatty and J. Nguyen
beat J. Devera and D. Matias, 6-1, 6-4.
· Men's PAC-10 Singles: Marcin Matkowski
beat Alex Vlaski, 6-4, 6-2.
· Men's PAC-10 Doubles: P. Collins
and D. Langre beat K. Corkery and J. Pade,
· Womens' Pac-10 Singles: Daria Panova
beat Raquel Kops-Jones, 7-6 (6), 6-2.
· Womens' Pac-10 Doubles: C. Fusano
and R. Kops-Jones beat M. Mlakar and E. Scribot,
· Men's Open Singles: Adriano Biasella
beat Bryan Juinio, 5-7, 7-5, 6-4.
· Men's Open Doubles: A. Biasella and
S. Webster beat T. Budgen and B. Sceney,
· Women's Open Singles: Martina Nejedly
beat Dina McBride, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1.
· Women's Open Doubles: N. Hummel
and S. Lansdorp beat T. Currie-D. McBride, 3-6, 7-5, 7-5.
· Men's Independent College Singles:
Nestor Bernabe beat Sam Fletcher, 6-2, 6-3.
· Men's Independent College Doubles:
A. Davidson and S. Fletcher beat B. Bakalov and
T. Jelsma, 6-3 Ret (inj)
· Women's Independent College Singles:
Katalin Nagy beat Anna Sieczka, 6-3, 6-3.
· Women's IIndependent College Doubles:
W. Henderson and K. Howard beat A. Sieczka and A. Sieczka,
· Men's Community College Singles:
Dalibor Ptak beat Ryusuki Kashiwabara, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.
· Men's Community College Doubles:
P. Gartner-Hanspeter and F. Minozi beat
A. Gomez and L. Nordlund, 6-3, 6-2.
· Women's Community Col. Singles:
Mugette Ahn beat Kumiko Yoshida, 6-1, 6-1.
· Women's Community Col. Doubles:
M. Ahn - E. Brito beat Y. Hagiwara and K. Yoshida,
6-2, 4-6, 6-3.
· Inv. PAC-10 Men's Singles: Alberto Francis
beat Wayne Wong, 6-1, 6-3.
· Invitational Pac-10 Men's Doubles: C. Morris and S. Warburg
beat O. Dekel and R. Kowalczyk, 8-5.
· Invitational Pac-10 Women's Singles:
Jody Scheldt beat Nicole Havlicek, 6-4, 6-2.
· Invitational Pac-10 Women's Doubles: B. Bayani and M. Esmero
beat D. Hollands and K. Perry, 8-5.
· Division III West Men's Singles:
Amir Marandy beat Brian Casey, 6-3 to 6-2.
· Division III West Men's Doubles:
R. Condiotty and B. Murphy beat J. Cham-a-koon and I. Yeh,
4-6, 6-3, 6-2.
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MEN'S SINGLES CHAMP Marcin Matkowski pounds another ball back
to the University of Washington's Alex Vlaski. Matkowski was
consistently hitting really hard, throwing Vlaski off.