Washington Sends 9-Player Contingent to Regional Women's Tennis Championships

Oct. 25, 2001

PALO ALTO, Calif. - The entire nine-player Washington women's tennis team will compete this weekend in the Omni Hotels Western Regional Championships at Stanford's Taube Family Tennis Stadium.

The four-day tournament, which takes place Friday through Monday, Oct. 26-29, features the top women's players from schools in the West region that compete at the NCAA Division I level. Participating schools include Pacific-10 Conference members California, Oregon, Stanford and Washington State along with Fresno State, Gonzaga, Idaho, Nevada, Pacific, Portland, Sacramento State, Saint Mary's, San Francisco and Santa Clara.

The West Region singles finalists and the doubles champions advance to the 2001 Omni Hotels National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships, scheduled for Nov. 8-11 in Farmers Branch, Texas.

All of the regional and championship events will be using an experimental game scoring system called 'Collegiate Game Scoring.' Also known as One Ad scoring, this system is a scoring method similar to No Ad scoring, but considered less radical. CGS allows one deuce if the score goes to 3-3 (or 40-40). The game is won by reaching four points with at least a margin of two points, or a score of either 5-3 or 5-4.

All nine Huskies are entered into the 128-player singles competition. Three Washington players received first-round byes and will advance automatically to the round of 64 which is also scheduled for Friday. The byes were awarded to UW sophomore Claire Carter, who is ranked 20th nationally, along with junior Darija Klaic who is ranked No. 64 and junior Colleen Gray who is No. 99.

Klaic reached the consolation final of the Riviera All-American Championships earlier this month before falling 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 to 21st-ranked Julie DeRoo of Duke.

Washington has three tandems entered into the 64-team doubles competition. Klaic and Carter combine to form the nation's 17th-ranked doubles team while the senior group of Ilona Kordonskaya and Erin Boisclair are No. 41. Both of those Husky duos received first-round byes and will commence competition on Saturday in the doubles round of 32.

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.

Western Regional Women's Tennis Championships
Taube Family Tennis Stadium, Palo Alto, Calif.
October 26-29, 2001

FIRST ROUND SINGLES PAIRINGS
(Friday, Oct. 26)
Andrea Coulter, Washington vs. Amy Juppenlatz, Portland
Erin Hoe, Washington vs. Cheryl Holub, Portland
Darija Klaic, Washington, bye
Kathy Chi, Washington vs. Lisa Bessman, Portland
Colleen Gray, Washington, bye
Amy Allen, Washington vs. Kristen Case, California
Claire Carter, Washington, bye
Ilona Kordonskaya, Washington vs. Janalle Kaloi, Santa Clara
Erin Boisclair, Washington vs. Stephanie Westrich, Cal Poly

FIRST ROUND DOUBLES PAIRINGS
(Friday, Oct. 26)

Colleen Gray/Erin Hoe, Washington vs. Nora Gaal/Orsi Sallai, Washington State
Claire Carter/Darija Klaic, Washington, bye
Kathy Chi/Andrea Coulter, Washington vs. Reese Galido/Lindsey Irons-Kilmer, Cal Poly
Erin Boisclair/Ilona Kordonskaya, Washington, bye

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