Sumantri Suffers NCAA Singles First Round Defeat
May 23, 2005
ATHENS, Ga. - Washington senior Dea Sumantri (Jakarta, Indonesia) suffered a first round defeat to No. 3 seed Audra Cohen of Northwestern, 6-1, 6-2, in the NCAA Women's Tennis Singles Championship at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga., Monday, thus ending her illustrious college career in a Husky uniform.
Sumantri, ranked 18th, drew a tough first round opponent in Cohen, ranked fourth in the nation, and was not able to further her final NCAA Tournament run. Cohen put away Sumantri in straight sets to advance to the second round. Sumantri ends the season with a singles record of 27-15.
Sumantri was ranked as high as fifth in the nation this year, marking the second time a Husky broke into the Top-10 singles ranking. She opened her senior campaign wining 23 of her first 29 matches but ended losing nine of her last 13.
Already a two-time All-American, Sumantri culminates her Husky tenure as one of the top players to ever emerge from the program. She ranks second all-time in career singles (103) and doubles wins (86). Named the 2005 ITA Northwest Region Senior Player of the Year, Sumantri made three consecutive trips to the NCAA individual tournament. In 2003, she advanced as far as the singles Sweet 16. In 2004, she advanced to the second round of the singles competition and the quarterfinals of the doubles bracket. She is the only UW player to ever earn both singles and doubles All-America honors in the same season.
Sumantri was a 2004 first-team All-Pac-10 selection and a two-time second-team All-Pac-10 honoree (2003, 2005). Also a standout student, she earned first-team Pac-10 All-Academic honors in 2004 and second-team honors in 2003.