17th-Ranked UW Hosts No. 3 Duke on Saturday in Women's Tennis

March 14, 2001

SEATTLE - The 17th-ranked Washington women's tennis team puts its six-match winning streak on the line Saturday, hosting No. 3 Duke. Admission is free to the match, scheduled for noon at Bill Quillian Stadium which is located on the UW campus directly north of Bank of America Arena at Edmundson Pavilion.

The Huskies (10-4) extended their winning streak to six matches with a 6-1 victory over Oregon on March 9. They have not lost since Feb. 17 when they fell 3-4 to then 17th-ranked Baylor in the final round of the National Team Indoor Championships in Madison, Wis.

Duke (9-1) lost its only match on that same day, falling 1-4 to No. 2 Georgia. The Blue Devils won their four subsequent matches, most recently posting a 6-1 victory at No. 23 Arizona on Tuesday.

Duke is the third top-10 opponent this season for Washington which won 4-3 at No. 5 California on Jan. 26 before losing 1-6 at No. 1 Stanford on Jan. 27.

Saturday's battle of highly ranked teams is headlined by a clash of top-10 singles competitors. Washington senior Kristina Kraszewski, the nation's seventh-ranked singles player, is expected to square off with Duke freshman Ansley Cargill who is No. 2.

Both teams also have other players listed in the national singles rankings, including freshman Claire Carter (22) and sophomore Darija Klaic (58) for the Huskies. Duke boasts three other ranked players, Kathy Sell (16), Amanda Johnson (17) and Megan Miller (66).

Following the Duke match, Washington embarks on a five-game road trip that begins on March 20 at San Diego.

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