17th-Ranked Huskies Fall to No. 3 Duke in Women's Tennis Match
March 17, 2001
SEATTLE - The 17th-ranked Washington women's tennis team's sixth-match winning streak came to an end as the Huskies fell to third-ranked Duke, 1-6, on Saturday at the Lloyd Nordstrom Tennis Center. Washington had not lost a match since Feb. 17, when they fell 3-4 to then 17th-ranked Baylor in the final round of the National Team Indoor Championships in Madison Wisc. The Blue Devils improve their record to 10-1, while the Huskies drop to 10-5 (3-1 in Pac-10).
Playing in the fifth spot, junior Erin Boisclair brought home the only Husky win of day as she took Hillary Adams to three sets before topping her off, 6-1, 2-6, 7-6(4).
The Blue Devils won five of six singles matches led by second ranked freshman Ansley Cargill as she defeated 7th-ranked senior Kristina Kraszewski, 6-2, 6-2, at the number one slot. Freshman Claire Carter, who is ranked 22nd nationally, fell to 66th-ranked Megan Miller, 6-4, 6-4, in the second position. The loss ended Carter's 11-match winning streak. The tall righty had not lost a match since Jan. 12, when she fell to the then 99th-ranked Maureen Diaz in the second round of the Pac-10 Indoor Tournament. Junior Ilona Kordonskaya occupied the No. 3 slot as 17th-ranked Amanda Johnson grabbed the win over Kordonskaya, 6-4, 6-3, while freshman Erin Hoe lost to 16th-ranked Kathy Sell, 6-3, 6-1, in the No. 4 position. Rounding out the singles portion of the match playing in the sixth slot, sophomore Colleen Gray fell to Katie Granson, 7-6, 6-3.
The Huskies embark on a five-match road trip that begins on Tuesday, Mar. 20 as they face 57th-ranked San Diego. Washington will then battle 32nd-ranked San Diego State on Wednesday, Mar. 21, before taking on 13th-ranked Pepperdine on Friday, Mar. 23.
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