No. 21 Women's Tennis Falls to No. 17 Baylor on Day Three of the USTA/ITA Indoor Championships
Feb. 17, 2001
MADISON, Wisc. - The 21st-ranked Washington women's tennis team rapped up its trip to the USTA/ITA Women's National Team Indoor Championships as Baylor narrowly defeated the Husky netters, 3-4 on Saturday in consolation play. The Dawgs even out to 4-4, while the Bears improve to 6-2 on the season.
The Huskies lost to 12th-ranked Vanderbilt in the opening round on Thursday but rallied back to beat No. 17th-ranked Wake Forest on Friday.
Playing in the top position of singles competition, 24th-ranked senior Kristina Kraszewski handled 26th-ranked Jahnavi Parekh, 6-2, 6-1. Freshman Claire Carter, ranked 51st nationally, continued to dominate the collegiate scene as she took 19th-ranked Katja Kovac to three sets before finishing her off, 5-7, 6-3, 6-1, in the No. 2 spot. The tall righty won her eighth-straight match to bring her overall record to 13-3. Sophomore Andrea Coulter picked up a win in the No. 5 position as she downed Paola Stephen in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2. The Huskies welcomed back sophomore Colleen Gray who has been plagued with several injuries this season. Gray took Frida Borjesson to three sets before eventually falling, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2, in the No. 6 spot.
The Dawgs return home for a three match home stint beginning Friday, Feb. 23 as they take on Texas-El Paso at 1:30 p.m. They will then face UC-Irvin on Saturday at 2 p.m. before taking on Utah at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Matches will be held at the Lloyd Nordstrom Tennis Center.
No. 21 Washington 3, No. 17 Baylor, 4