Darija Klaic Finishes Strong Day Two of Pac-10 Indoor Women's Tennis Tournament

Jan. 13, 2001

SEATTLE - Sophomore Darija Klaic of the 26th-ranked Washington women's tennis team will advance to the championship match in the Flight I singles consolation bracket on day two of the Pac-10 Indoor Women's Tennis Tournament at the Lloyd Nordstrom Tennis Center on Sunday. The tournament concludes tomorrow at 9 a.m.

In the semifinals of Flight I singles, senior Kristina Kraszewski lost to 20th-ranked Laura Granville of Stanford, 6-3, 7-6(7). Granville will face Arizona State's Adria Engel in the finals tomorrow.

In the first round of Flight IV singles, freshman Kristen Auten, lost to USC's Krissy Hamilton-Heinberg, 6-2, 6-0, while Caroline Christian of USC defeated freshman Anna Pearson, 6-3, 6-0. Sophomore Kathy Chi downed Stanford's Lizzie Bennett in three sets, 6-1, 1-6, 6-2, while sophomore Amy Allen lost to Jennifer Donahue of UCLA, 7-5, 6-3. Chi lost to Washington State's Stacey McKenna, 6-0, 6-3 in the quarterfinals.

In the quarterfinals of Flight I singles consolation bracket, Klaic won her round after Arizona's Michelle Gough was forced to retire early due to an injury. Klaic then went on to down UCLA's Zana Zlebnik in the semifinals. She will take on Raquel Kops-Jones of California in the championship match tomorrow.

Junior Ilona Kordonskaya defeated Lauren Fisher of UCLA, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 in the semifinals of Flight II singles consolation before losing to Stanford's Lauren Barnikow, 6-3, 6-2.

In the quarterfinals of Flight III singles consolation, sophomore Andrea Coulter lost to California's Catherine Lynch, while Nicole Havlicek defeated freshman Erin Hoe.

Doubles play was scheduled to begin at 6 p.m., but was pushed back to 8:30 p.m. Doubles results will be posted first thing tomorrow morning.

All nine Pac-10 teams that sponsor women's tennis (Oregon State does not) are represented in the event, which features four singles flights and three doubles flights. The top three singles flights only will include a consolation bracket.

There are still tickets available for tomorrow. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for children and seniors. UW students are admitted free with their I.D. Teams may be admitted for $1 per member with the accompaniment of one paying adult.

Flight I Singles
Semifinals
Laura Granville (20), SU, def. Kristina Kraszewski, 6-3, 7-6(7)

Flight IV Singles
First Round
Krissy Hamilton-Heinberg, USC, def. Kristen Auten, UW, 6-2, 6-0
Caroline Christian, USC, def. Anna Pearson, UW, 6-3, 6-0
Kathy Chi, UW, def. Lizzie Bennett, SU, 6-1, 1-6, 6-2
Jennifer Donahue, UCLA, def. Amy Allen, UW, 7-5, 6-3
Quarterfinals
Stacey McKenna, WSU, def. Kathy Chi, UW, 6-0, 6-3

Flight I Singles Consolation
Quarterfinals
Darija Klaic, UW, def. Michelle Gough, UA, 4-1, ret.
Semifinals
Darija Klaic, UW, def. Zana Zlebnik, UCLA

Flight II Singles Consolation
Quarterfinals
Ilona Kordonskaya, UW, def. Lauren Fisher, UCLA, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6
Semifinals
Lauren Barnikow, SU, def. Ilona Kordonskaya, UW, 6-3, 6-2

Flight III Singles Consolation
Quarterfinals
Nicole Havlicek, CU, def. Erin Hoe, UW
Catherine Lynch, California, CU, def. Andrea Coulter, UW

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