Carter and Klaic Ousted in First Round of All-American Women's Tennis Tourney
Oct. 11, 2001
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. - Washington sophomore Claire Carter and junior Darija Klaic both were eliminated Thursday in the first round of the All-American Women's Championships main draw at the Riviera Tennis Club.
Carter, who is ranked 20th nationally, lost in straight sets to Georgia's Agata Cioroch by a 6-1, 6-1 count. Cioroch had advanced through the qualifying rounds earlier this week to meet Carter who was making her collegiate season debut.
Klaic, ranked No. 64, won two matches Tuesday before falling in Wednesday's qualifying round. She wasn't expected to participate in the main draw on Thursday, but was called upon to replace Marlene Mejia of North Carolina who was unable to compete. Klaic made a strong showing against No. 2 seed Lauren Kalvaria of Stanford before falling 6-4, 6-3.
The All-American Championships are the premier hard court event of the fall collegiate season, featuring the top players in NCAA Division I tennis.
The Huskies are coming off their finest season ever after advancing to the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Tournament and finishing with a No. 11 ranking. Only one player has departed from that team, No. 1 singles Kristina Kraszewski who was a senior last season.
Riviera All-American Women's Tennis Championships
Riviera Tennis Club, Pacific Palisades, Calif.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11
Main Draw Singles - First Round
Agata Cioroch, Georgia, def. Claire Carter, Washington, 6-1, 6-1.
Lauren Kalvaria, Stanford, def. Darija Klaic, Washington, 6-3, 6-4.