No. 47 Washington Hosts Seattle U. In Spring Opener
Jan. 15, 2013
The Dawgs return several of last year's key players, including Andjela Nemcevic, Julija Lukac, Natali Coronel and Riko Shimizu. In addition to Ysidora, the Dawgs have a talented group of freshmen that will be debuting in the duals on Tuesday. This group includes Elianne Douglas-Miron, Brianna Kemp and Sarah Steele.
Seattle U. is in its first year in the WAC after competing in the Great West Conference last year. The Redhawks were a Great West Conference finalist a year ago, falling to the New Jersey Institute of Technology in the conference championship. The Redhawks lost its top player to graduation, but return No. 2 singles player Lindsey Newman, along with each of the players that played 3-6 in the conference final.
Washington is looking to return to the NCAA Tournament after missing out last season. The Dawgs had been a tournament team four consecutive years, from 2008-11, including advancing to the Round of 16 in 2009 and the NCAA Second Round in both 2010 and 2011.
Washington is 16-0 all-time in dual matches against Seattle U., but has not played the Redhawks since it reclassified to Division I.
Following Tuesday's match, the Huskies will be out on the road for the rest of January and February. Washington will face Hawai'i and Caly Poly in Honolulu on January 19 and 20, before preparting for the ITA National Team Indoor Qualifying in Los Angeles. The next Husky home match will be against Portland on March 1, at 1:30 p.m.