Women's Tennis Opens Rolex Regionals with Strong Showing
November 5, 1998
STANFORD, Calif. - Three singles players and four duos of the Washington women's tennis team advanced to the third round of the Northwest Rolex Regional Tournament on Thursday, the first day of the four day tournament. The singles and doubles champions of this tournament will automatically qualify for the Rolex Indoor Championships held in Dallas, Texas, Feb. 18-21, 1999.
Sophomore Kristina Kraszewski and junior Zuzana Stunova, seeded No.4 and No.10 respectively, both had byes in the first round and did not lose a set in the second. Kraszewski rolled by Washington State's Marcie Malone 6-2, 6-3 and will face California's Emeka Mayes tomorrow. Stunova defeated St. Mary's Karen Holland 6-2, 6-4 and will match up against Jenny Lee in the third round. Freshman Ilona Kordonskaya also did not lose a set in the first two rounds, defeating Sarah Distad of Cal State Sacramento 6-0, 6-0 and then downing Oregon's Shanelle Kaneshiro 6-1, 6-2.
All four Husky doubles team that advanced to the third round were awarded byes in the first. Kraszewski teamed with Kordonskaya, seeded No.3, to defeat Oregon's Arnaud-Colistro 8-4 in the second round. They will face St.Mary's tandem of Smyth and Miller tomorrow. The No.6 seeded team, Washington's Stunova and Peggy Wu, downed Cal Poly's Bagheri-Westrich 8-3. This Husky duo will play Washington State's Gajdzik and Filipovic in the third round. Washington's Hrafnhilder Hannesdottir and Tahnee Hoag hung tough to win the tie-breaker 9-8 (3) against Burke-Vidik to advance to the third round.
The Husky tandem will face the 7th-seeded doubles team, Heiser-Tokuda of Stanford, tomorrow. The fourth Husky doubles team to reach the third round was Jennifer Svanfeldt and Zeta Wagner. This duo beat Santa Clara's Curran-Isenhour 8-2 and will play Fresno State's team of Djilianova and Pallo who is the No.8 seed of this tournament.