Cougars Streak Ends at Five

March 4, 2001

SEATTLE- The No. 17 Washington women's tennis team won five singles matches and all three doubles matches against the No. 53 Washington State Cougars, 6-1, Sunday at the Lloyd Nordstrom Tennis Center.

After upsetting No. 44 BYU 4-3 Saturday in Seattle, the Cougars had a hard time keeping up with the Huskies.

The Cougars only win came from freshman Stacy McKenna at the No. 4 singles position. McKenna downed the Huskies Ilona Kordonskaya 4-6, 6-1, 6-3, to grab the win for the Cougars.

Team captain Tamara Filipovic and junior Erica Perkins upset BYU's No. 22 duo of Jodi Richardson and Brooke Ferney Saturday 8-4, but fell in a hard fought match to the Huskies' No. 15 Darija Klaic and Kristina Kraszewski 8-5 Sunday.

'I think Washington just played better,' head coach Cari Groce said. 'We played a good match, but we just couldn't stay with them. They are the No. 17 team in the country, and I think they showed us why. Overall, we were very pleased with the weekend. We upset a very tough BYU team, and to upset Washington would have been icing on the cake, but it just didn't happen for us. Next week we have a tough match against Oregon, and we'll go after them.'

The Cougars will host the No. 51 Oregon Ducks in Spokane Saturday, March 10.

-Go Cougs-

Washington State, 1 - Washington, 6

Singles#1 Kristina Kraszewski (10), UW, def. Erica Perkins (41), WSU, 6-1, 6-3

#2 Claire Carter (21), UW, def. Zorana Roganovic, WSU, 6-2, 6-1

#3 Darija Klaic (51), UW, def. Ana Moura, WSU, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

#4 Stacy McKenna, WSU, def. Ilona Kordonskaya, UW, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3

#5 Erin Hoe, UW, def. Tamara Filipovic, WSU, 6-1, 6-3

#6 Erin Boisclair, UW, def. Lorena Arias, WSU, 6-3, 7-6(0)

Doubles

#1 Darija Klaic/Kristina Kraszewski (15), UW, def. Erica Perkins/Tamara Filipovic, WSU, 8-5

#2 Claire Carter/Ilona Kordonskaya, UW, def. Ana Moura/Stacy McKenna (47), WSU, 8-6

#3 Andrea Coulter/Erin Hoe, UW, def. Lorena Arias/Anna Dybicz, WSU, 8-4

Results from WSU vs BYU (results were unavailable Saturday)

Washington State 4 - BYU 3

Singles

#1 Erica Perkins def. Jodi Richardson 6-4, 6-1

#2 Zorana Roganovic def. Brooke Ferney 6-3, 7-5

#3 Dominique Reynolds def Ana Moura 6-4, 6-3

#4 Lu Oswald def. Tamara Filipovic 6-3, 6-3

#5 Stacy McKenna def. Lindsay Ferrell 6-3, 6-3

#6 Liza Khoudoiarova def. Lorena Arias 6-0, 3-6, 6-0

Doubles

#1 Perkins/Filipovic def. Richardson/Ferney 8-4

#2 Moura/McKenna def. Oswald/Ferrell 8-2

#3 Reynolds/Khoudoiarova def. Arias/van de Ven 8-6

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