No. 22 Washington Women's Tennis Team Edges Past No. 14 Arizona State, 4-3
April 7, 2001
SEATTLE - The 22nd-ranked Washington women's tennis team eased past 14th-ranked Arizona State to post only their second all-time victory over the Sun Devils with a 4-3 decision inside the Lloyd Nordstrom Tennis Center Saturday afternoon. The Huskies improved their dual match record to 16-6 (6-1 Pac-10), while the Sun Devils slid to 14-6 (6-4 Pac-10).
Sophomore Colleen Gray posted a 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 victory over Cindy Sureephong to clinch the victory for the Huskies at the number six singles position. The victory for Gray is her fourth-consecutive singles win.
The match began with Washington winning the doubles point by taking the No. 2 and No. 3 spots. Freshman Claire Carter teamed with junior Ilona Kordonskaya at the second position to defeat 41st-ranked Adria Engel and Karin Palme, 8-4 and the No. 3 doubles duo of junior Erin Boisclair and freshman Erin Hoe edged past Megan Yeats and Sureephong, 9-7. At the first spot ASU's 28th-ranked duo of Celena McCoury and Mhairi Brown nuzzled past sophomore Darija Klaic and junior Kristina Kraszewski, 9-7.
Washington posted other singles victories at number two with 39th-ranked Carter defeating Palme, 7-5, 6-1 and Boisclair knocking off Faye Devera, 6-4, 6-2, in the fourth slot.
Arizona State received victories at No. 1 as 12th-ranked Engel upset 8th-ranked Kraszewski, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2. Yeats, currently ranked 63rd, defeated Kordonskaya at No. 3, 6-2, 7-5, while 88th-ranked Brown got the victory over sophomore Andrea Coulter, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4, in the fifth position.
Washington will host UCLA on Friday, Apr. 13 at noon at the Quillian Stadium, unless the inclement weather is in the area and they will move inside to the Lloyd Nordstrom Tennis Center.
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