The 26th-ranked Washington Women's Tennis Team Falls to No. 39 Fresno State, 3-4
Jan. 25, 2001
FRESNO, Calif. - The 26th-ranked Washington women's tennis team was upset by the 39th-ranked Fresno State Bulldogs, 3-4, on Thursday at the Spalding G. Wathen Tennis Center. Washington falls to 1-1 on the season. The Huskies' next match will be against fifth-ranked California on Jan. 26 at 1:30 p.m. in Berkeley, Calif.
The Dawgs and Bulldogs each won three of six singles matches. In the top position of singles competition, All-American Kim Niggemeyer coasted past No. 78 senior Kristina Kraszewski, 6-2, 6-2. In the No. 2 slot, freshman Darija Klaic was dispatched by Liesl Fichtbauer, 6-1, 6-1, while junior Ilona Kordonaskaya took Simone Jardim to three sets before falling, 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, in the third position. The Huskies claimed victories in the No. 4, 5, and 6 spots. Freshman Claire Carter downed Ewa Grusiecka, 6-4, 6-3, in the fourth slot, while 43rd-ranked freshman Erin Hoe stopped Courtney Jantz, 6-2, 6-4, in the fifth position. Rounding out the singles portion of the match, sophomore Andrea Coulter defeated Kelly Ramirez in three sets, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.
In the top position of doubles competition, Jardim and Neggemeyer handed Klaic and Kraszewski their first lost of the dual match season, 8-3. In the No. 2 slot, Claire and Kondskaya lost to Fichtbauer and Jantz, 8-4. Erin Boisclair, a junior transfer from the University of Florida teamed up with Hoe to give Washington their only doubles victory of the day. The duo downed Grusiecka and Ramirez, 8-3, in the No. 3 spot.
No. 26 WASHINGTON 3, No. 39 FRESNO STATE 4