Huskies Reach Washington State Open Finals
Husky All-American Denise Dy is back in the final of the Washington State Open and will look to defend her singles title on Sunday morning at 10 a.m. at the Seattle Tennis Club. Dy, the top seed in the tourney, defeated fifth-seeded Irina Tereschenko, 6-2, 6-3 in the semifinals today. She will play former Stanford and TCU standout Story Tweedie-Yates in the final.
Dy was just one of several Huskies to win their semifinal matches on Saturday. 2009 graduate David Chu continued his impressive run with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Brian McPhee. Chu is unseeded but upset defending champ and No. 2 seed Angelo Niculescu, 6-1, 6-4 in the quarterfinals. In the final Chu will face top-seeded Roman Borvanov.
In doubles, Dy was a winner again, teaming with former UW All-American Dea Sumantri to defeat another pair of ex-Huskies, Katherine Costain and Lisa Proctor. Costain and Proctor lettered for UW in the 90's and Costain played in the NCAA doubles tourney. But the younger Huskies prevailed with a 6-0, 6-3 win today and will play for the title at 1 p.m. tomorrow.
In men's doubles, Husky legend Alex Vlaski and his partner Justin Bower rolled to a 6-0, 6-1 semifinal win and will shoot for the title Sunday at 2 p.m.
Also advancing was former Husky head coach Doug Ruffin, who is in the final of the men's 60 division.
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