UW's Claire Carter Defeated in Quarterfinals of Pac-10 Indoor Championships

Jan. 18, 2002

SEATTLE - Washington's Claire Carter was defeated in the quarterfinals of the Pac-10 Indoor Championships by UCLA's Sara Walker, 6-3, 6-2, this evening. Carter advanced to the second round with a 6-4, 6-2, win over Davina Mendiburu of Oregon earlier today.

In Flight I singles, 35th ranked Darija Klaic competed against USC's Jewel Peterson, a No. 2 seed, and was defeated by the Trojan in three sets, 0-6, 6-4, 7-6. Klaic will face ASU's Cindy Sureephong in the consolation round.

Ilona Kordonskaya who competed in Singles Flight II, downed Chris Martinez of WSU in two sets, 6-2, 6-3. She will face Luana Magnani of USC in the quarterfinals later this evening. Erin Hoe, lost an intense match too UCLA's Petya Marinova, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 4-6.

Two more Huskies were successful in first round action. Junior Colleen Gray defeated Marie-Pier Pouliot of Arizona in two sets, 7-5, 6-4, while Junior Andrea Coulter took care of California's Nicole Havlicek 1-6, 7-5, 6-2. Both will continue play later this evening.

Pac-10 Indoor play resumes Saturday in the Nordstrom Tennis Center beginning at 9 a.m.

Pac-10 Indoor Women's Tennis ChampionshipsFriday, Jan. 18, 2002Nordstrom Tennis Center, Seattle, Wash.

Singles-- Flight I-- QuarterfinalsSara Walker (UCLA) def. Claire Carter (39) (UW) 6-3,6-2Singles -- Flight I-- First RoundClaire Carter (39) (UW) def. Davina Mendiburu (Oregon) 6-4, 6-2Jewel Peterson (13) (USC) def. Darija Klaic (35) (UW) 0-6, 6-4, 7-6

Singles --Flight II-- First RoundIlona Kordonskaya (UW) def. Chris Martinez (WSU) 6-2, 6-3Petya Marinova UCLA, def. Erin Hoe (UW) 2-6,7-6 (5), 6-4

Singles --Flight IIIColleen Gray (UW) def. Marie-Pier Pouliot (UA) 7-5,6-4Andrea Coulter (UW) def. Nicole Havlicek (Cal) 1-6, 7-5, 6-2

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