No. 16 Women's Tennis Team Sneaks Past No. 28 Washington State In Final Regular Season Match
April 21, 2001
PULLMAN, Wash. - Freshman Claire Carter came up with two crucial victories that helped the 16th-ranked Washington women's tennis team topple the 28th-ranked Washington State Cougars, 4-3, at the Stadium Way Tennis Center Saturday afternoon. The Huskies closed out their regular season with an 18-7 overall mark and a 8-2 record in Pac-10 Conference play. The Cougars fell to 11-8 and 4-7 in Pac-10 action.
Washington quickly jumped out to a 1-0 lead as the Huskies tallied victories at the number two and three doubles positions. The 23rd-ranked duo of Carter and junior Ilona Kordonskaya pulled out a victory at the number two spot over Tamara Filipovic and Erica Perkins, 9-7 (8), while the number three team of junior Erin Boisclair and freshman Erin Hoe finished off Lorena Arias and Moniek van de Ven, 8-2. The 11th-ranked tandem of sophomore Darija Klaic and senior Kristina Kraszewski fell to the Cougars Ana Moura and Stacey McKenna in the number slot.
In singles action, 12th-ranked Kraszewski cruised to a straight set victory over 38th-ranked Perkins, 6-3, 6-2, in the number one spot. Boisclair claimed another win at the number four position when she notched a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Zorana Roganovic.
Occupying the number two slot, Carter earned her second victory of the day when she eased past McKenna, 6-3, 6-0, en route to her seventh-straight singles victory. Carter, who is currently ranked 42nd nationally, improved to 20-3 in dual match play and 25-6 overall in singles action. With the win, Carter is now tied for third on the Huskies all-time singles season wins list. Carter shares the spot with Husky alums Zuzana Stunova (1997-2000) who went 25-11 in the 1997-98 season and Lisa Straing (1978-1981) who posted a 25-8 overall record in 1979-1980.
Washington will head to Ojai, Calif. to compete in the Pac-10 Championships on April 26-29, to decide the league's singles and doubles champions. The 32-player women's singles draw will consist of three players from each of the nine schools that sponsor women's tennis, with five additional competitors selected by a committee of coaches, based upon the participants record. The 16-team doubles draw will have one doubles team from each school and seven additional teams selected by the committee, based upon the participants record.
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