UW Women's Tennis Victorious in Season Opener

Jan. 26, 2002

Seattle - The 12th ranked Washington women's tennis team (1-0) earned their first victory of the season with a 6-1 win over No. 63 Boise State. The Huskies claimed all six singles matches on their way to victory over the Broncos.

No. 39 Claire Carter, who played in the No. 1 position against No. 57 Helen Lawson, tamed the Bronco 6-1, 6-1 for the victory. Husky Senior Ilona Kordonskay then upset No. 63 Renate Stoop in three straight sets, 4-6,6-2,6-4.

Also winning in the No.3 position, was junior Colleen Gray who defeated sophomore Jemima Hayward in three sets, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2. Sophomore, Erin Hoe played a grueling match against BSU's Erin Polowski in the No.4 position winning, 6-2, 5-7, 6-3.

Keeping the Husky winning streak intact was Andrea Coulter in the No.5 position, with a victory over Alissa Ayling, 6-3,7-5. Making her debut, as a Husky was newcomer, Dea Sumantri from Indonesia, who defeated Anna Curtolo in two sets, 6-3, 6-4.

In doubles play, the Huskies duo of Coulter/Sumantri posted a victory in the No. 3 position over Ayling/Curtolo, 8-6. BSU's No. 23 ranked Lawson/Stoop defeated Carter/Kordonskaya 8-3 in the No. 1 position and fellow Bronco players Polowski/Hayward defeated Gray/Hoe, 8-4 in the No. 2 position to conclude doubles action.

The Huskies are set to take on No.44 ranked San Diego State next Friday, February 1, at 2 p.m. followed by a Saturday match vs. No. 28 Washington State and a Sunday finale against No. 26 Alabama. The matches are scheduled to be outdoors in the Quillian Stadium weather permitting, but will be moved to the Nordstrom Tennis Center if necessary.

NCAA Women's Tennis(#12) Washington 6,  (#63) Boise State 1Nordstrom Tennis Center, Seattle, Wash.

Singles#1 Claire Carter (39), UW, def. Helen Lawson (57), BSU, 6-1, 6-1#2 Ilona Kordonskaya, UW, def. Renate Stoop (63), BSU, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4#3 Colleen Gray UW, def. Jemima Hayward BSU, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2#4 Erin Hoe, UW def. Erin Polowski, BSU, 6-2, 5-7, 6-3#5 Andrea Coulter, UW, def. Alissa Ayling, BSU, 6-3, 7-5#6 Dea Sumantri, UW, def. Anna Curtolo, BSU, 6-3, 6-4

Doubles#1 Helen Lawson/Renate Stoop (23), BSU def. Claire Carter/Ilona Kordonskaya, UW, 8-3#2 Erin Polowski/Jemima Hayward, BSU, def. Colleen Gray/Erin Hoe, UW, 8-4#3 Andrea Coulter/Dea Sumantri, UW, def. Alissa Ayling/Anna Curtolo, BSU, 8-6

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