Tough Day One For Huskies At Pac-10 Tourney
April 27, 2006
OJAI, California - Day one of the Pac-10 Championships is at an end with the Washington women's tennis team falling from the singles competition this afternoon at the Ojai Valley Athletic Club. Senior Stephanie Svanfeldt was the only Husky to net a victory, but lost in her Round of 16 match.
The Huskies had five women in action today, three in the Main Draw and two in the Invitational. All three Huskies in the main draw faced a nationally ranked opponent in their first round matches, and all three were ousted. Senior Dinka Hadzic lost to sixth-ranked Theresa Logar of Stanford, the tourney's second seed. Logar defeated Hadzic, 6-2, 6-1. Sophomore Tara Simpson went against 65th-ranked Roxanne Clarke out of Arizona State. The Sun Devil prevailed, 6-3, 6-2. Another ASU player, Sabrina Capannolo, defeated Husky frosh Victoria Brymer, 6-2, 6-2.
In the Invitational Draw, Svanfeldt moved on with a 6-2, 7-6 win over Oregon's Jamie Marshall. Later in the day she had to face 76th-ranked Cardinal Jessica Nguyen in the Round of 16 and bowed out, 6-2, 6-0. Freshman Allison Rainey also competed in the Invitational Draw, but fell in straight sets to UCLA's Anna-Victoria Lind.
The tournament continues tomorrow with the beginning of double's play. Hadzic and Brymer are paired up in the main doubles draw, while Svanfeldt and Simpson will compete in the invitational doubles draw. Two rounds of doubles will take place tomorrow as well as singles quarterfinal matches for remaining players. It remains to be seen if any Huskies will compete in consolation play. The Pac-10 Championships continue on at Ojay until the victors are crowned on Sunday, April 30.
Washington Women's Tennis
Main Draw - First Round
Invitational Draw - Round of 16