The 26th-ranked Washington Women's Tennis Team Falls to No. 39 Fresno State

Jan. 25, 2001

FRESNO, Calif. - The 26th-ranked Washington women's tennis team was upset by the 39th-ranked Fresno State Bulldogs, 4-5, on Thursday at the Spalding G. Wathen Tennis Center. Washington falls to 1-1 on the season. The Huskies' next match will be against fifth-ranked California on Jan. 26 at 1:30 p.m. in Berkeley, Calif.

The Dawgs and Bulldogs each won three of six singles matches. In the top position of singles competition, All-American Kim Niggemeyer coasted past No. 78 senior Kristina Kraszewski, 6-2, 6-2. In the No. 2 slot, freshman Darija Klaic was dispatched by Liesl Fichtbauer, 6-1, 6-1, while junior Ilona Kordonaskaya took Simone Jardim to three sets before falling, 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, in the third position. The Huskies claimed victories in the No. 4, 5, and 6 spots. Freshman Claire Carter downed Ewa Grusiecka, 6-4, 6-3, in the fourth slot, while 43rd-ranked freshman Erin Hoe stopped Courtney Jantz, 6-2, 6-4, in the fifth position. Rounding out the singles portion of the match, sophomore Andrea Coulter defeated Kelly Ramirez in three sets, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.

In the top position of doubles competition, Jardim and Neggemeyer handed Klaic and Kraszewski their first lost of the dual match season, 8-3. In the No. 2 slot, Claire and Kondskaya lost to Fichtbauer and Jantz, 8-4. Erin Boisclair, a junior transfer from the University of Florida teamed up with Hoe to give Washington their only doubles victory of the day. The duo downed Grusiecka and Ramirez, 8-3, in the No. 3 spot.

No. 26 WASHINGTON 4, No. 39 FRESNO STATE 5

Singles
#1 Kim Niggemeyer FSU, def. Kristina Kraszewski (78), UW, 6-2, 6-2
#2 Liesl Fichtbauer, FSU, def. Darija Klaic, UW, 6-1, 6-1
#3 Simone Jardim, FSU, def. Ilona Kordonskaya, UW, 3-6, 6-1, 6-2
#4 Claire Carter, UW, def. Ewa Grusiecka, FSU, 6-4, 6-3
#5 Erin Hoe (43), UW, def. Courtney Jantz, FSU, 6-2, 6-4
#6 Andrea Coulter, UW, def. Kelly Ramirez, FSU, 6-3, 6-2

Doubles
#1 Simone Jardim/Kim Niggemeyer, FSU, def. Darija Klaic/Kristina Kraszewski, UW, 8-3
#2 Liesl Fichtbauer/Courtney Jantz, FSU, def. Claire Carter/Ilona Kordonskaya, UW, 8-4
#3 Erin Boisclair/Erin Hoe, UW, def. Ewa Grusiecka/Kelly Ramirez, FSU, 8-3

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