The 13th-Ranked Women's Tennis Team Gears Up For The Pac-10 Championships in Ojai, Calif.

April 25, 2001

SEATTLE - THIS WEEK: The 13th-ranked Washington women's tennis team will head to Ojai, Calif. for the 101st annual Ojai Valley Tennis Tournament on Apr. 26-29, to decide the Pac-10 Conference's singles and doubles champions. The 32-player women's singles draw will consist of three players from each of the nine schools which sponsor women's tennis, with five additional competitors selected by a committee of coaches, based upon the participants record. The 16-team doubles draw will have one doubles team from each school and seven additional teams selected by the committee, based upon the participants record. The women will play at the Ojai Valley Inn Tennis Center Thursday, and at Libbey Park on Friday. All semifinal and final matches on Saturday are at Libbey Park. Matches are set to begin at 8 a.m., with two rounds of singles on opening day. One round of singles and two rounds of doubles will be played on Friday.

For immediate results, log on to the Ojai Tournament's webpage at www.ojaitourney.org.

LAST WEEK: Freshman Claire Carter came up with two crucial victories that helped the Husky's sneak past the then 28th-ranked Washington State Cougars, 4-3, at the Stadium Way Tennis Center on Saturday, Apr. 21. UW took control of the match early winning two of three doubles contests to capture the doubles point. Washington's duo of Carter and junior Ilona Kordonskaya eased past Tamara Filipovic and Erica Perkins, 9-7 (8), at the No. 2 position. Husky junior Erin Boisclair and freshman Erin Hoe clinched the point with an 8-2 win over Lorena Arias and Moniek van de Ven. The squads split the six singles matches. Senior Kristina Kraszewski, Carter, and Boisclair, recorded victories for the Huskies.

PAC-10 TOUGHNESS: Washington closed out their regular season with an 18-7 overall mark and a 6-2 record in Pac-10 Conference action. The Huskies finished second in the Pac-10 behind Stanford.

FANTASTIC FRESHMAN: Carter continues to amaze the Husky squad. The tall righty captured herseventh-straight singles victory on Saturday to improve to 20-3 in dual match play and 25-6 overall in singles action. Carter is currently tied for third on the Huskies all-time single season wins list. She shares the spot with Washington alums Zuzana Stunova (1997-00) who went 25-11 in the 1997-98 season and Lisa Straing (1978-81) who posted a 25-8 overall record in 1979-80.

HUSKIES IN THE POLL: The Huskies feature three singles players in the WingspanBank.comCollegiate Tennis Rankings, No. 10 Kraszewski is accompanied by the No. 42 Carter and No. 82sophomore Darija Klaic. As a doubles team, the Klaic/Kraszewski combo ranks No. 11, and theCarter/Kordonskaya tandem hold a ranking of No. 27.

LAST YEAR WITH WASHINGTON: Under the mentorship of fourth-year head coach Patty McCain, the1999-2000 Washington women's tennis team posted the highest-ranking team in the program's history and advanced to the NCAA West Regional Tournament for the fourth-straight year. By the end of the season, the squad had achieved a ranking of No. 30 in the nation and a 12-10 overall record.

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