Darija Klaic is Consolation Runner-Up at All-American Women's Tennis Championships
Oct. 14, 2001
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. - Washington's Darija Klaic had a three-match winning streak stopped Sunday in the consolation championship of the All-American Women's Championships at the Riviera Tennis Club.
Klaic, who is ranked 64th nationally, lost the consolation final to No. 21 Julie DeRoo of Duke. The Husky junior won the first set 6-2, but was beaten in the final two sets by a 6-3, 6-2 tally.
Klaic had advanced to the final round on the strength of a hard-fought 4-6, 7-4(4), 7-6(3) semifinal victory over Mississippi's Mira Radu.
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.
Riviera All-American Women's Tennis Championships
Riviera Tennis Club, Pacific Palisades, Calif.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14
Julie DeRoo, Duke, def. Darija Klaic, Washington, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2