UW's Darija Klaic Advances to Consolation Final in Women's Tennis
Oct. 13, 2001
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. - Washington junior Darija Klaic won her third straight match Saturday to advance to the consolation final of the All-American Women's Championships at the Riviera Tennis Club.
Klaic rallied from one set down to defeat Mississippi's Mira Radu 4-6, 7-4(4), 7-6(3) and set up a consolation championship meeting with Julie DeRoo of Duke on Sunday. DeRoo, who won her semifinal match 6-1, 6-0 over Jennifer McGaffian of Illinois, defeated Washington sophomore Claire Carter 6-1, 6-3 Friday in the first round of the consolation competition.
After being knocked out of the main draw in Thursday's first round by a 6-3, 6-4 loss to Stanford's Lauren Kalvaria, Klaic was moved into the consolation bracket. She was credited with a pair of wins Friday as she defeated Tulsa's Aleksandra Durska 7-6(1), 6-0 in the first round and claimed a quarterfinal decision due to a walkover by Lauren Barnikow of Stanford who was injured.
NCAA Women's Tennis
Pacific Palisades, Calif., Riviera Tennis Club
Friday, Oct. 12CONSOLATION FIRST ROUND
Darija Klaic, Washington, def. Aleksandra Durska, Tulsa, 7-6(1), 6-0
Julie DeRoo, Duke, def. Claire Carter, Washington, 6-1, 6-3
Darija Klaic, Washington, def. Lauren Barnikow, Stanford, walkover
Darija Klaic, Washington, def. Mira Radu, Mississippi, 4-6, 7-6(4), -6(3)
Julie DeRoo, Duke, def. Jennifer McGaffigan, Illinois, 6-1, 6-0