No. 21 Huskies Drop 2-5 Decision to No. 17 Pepperdine on Friday

March 23, 2001

MALIBU, Calif. - Junior Ilona Kordonskaya captured the lone singles victory on Friday as the 21st-ranked Washington women's tennis team rapped up a three-game road trip with a 2-5 loss to No. 21 Pepperdine at Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center. The Huskies fall to 12-6, while the Waves improved to 12-7 on the season.

Washington picked up the doubles point with wins at number one and two. The Husky tandem of10th-ranked sophomore Darija Klaic and senior Kristina Kraszewski, won the No. 1 doubles match 8-2 over the Wave's Monika Horvath and Paola Palencia. Freshman Claire Carter teamed up withKordonskaya to earn another victory at the No. 2 spot as the duo defeated Maren Mueller and Cintia Tortorella, 8-3.

Kordonskaya picked up the only singles victory of the day as she knocked off 74th-ranked Paola Palencia in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4, in the No. 3 position.

Washington is idle until next Friday, Mar. 30 when the Huskies travel to meet their Pac-10 rival Oregon. Matches are set to begin at 1:30 p.m.

No. 21 WASHINGTON 2, No. 17 PEPPERDINE 5

Singles
#1 Cintia Tortorella (85), PU, def. Kristina Kraszewski (9), UW, 6-3, 6-3
#2 Charlotte Vernaz, PU, def. Claire Carter (26), UW, 6-3, 7-6
#3 Ilona Kordonskaya, UW, def. Paola Palencia (74), PU, 6-4, 6-4
#4 Anh Nguyen, PU, def. Erin Boisclair, UW, 3-6, 6-3, 6-1
#5 Maren Mueller, PU, def. Erin Hoe, UW, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4
#6 Monika Horvath, PU, def. Colleen Gray, UW, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2

Doubles
#1 Darija Klaic/Kristina Kraszewski (10), UW, def. Monika Horvath/Paola Palencia, PU, 8-2
#2 Claire Carter/Ilona Kordonskaya (30), UW, def. Maren Mueller/Cintia Tortorella, PU, 8-3
#3 Anh Nguyen/Charlotte, PU, def. Erin Boisclair/Erin Hoe, UW, 8-6

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