18th-Ranked UW Women Fall to No. 11 Arizona State in Tennis

April 6, 2002

TEMPE, Ariz. - The 11th-ranked Arizona State women's tennis team won five of six singles matches Saturday en route to a 5-2 victory over No. 18 Washington in a Pacific-10 Conference women's match at the Whiteman Tennis Center.

The Huskies (13-7) suffered their fourth straight setback and dropped to 1-4 in Pac-10 play. Washington lost Friday at Arizona by a similar 5-2 score. Arizona State (12-5) evened its conference record at 2-2.

Washington opened the match strong, winning two of three doubles matches to claim the doubles point. The Huskies' 39th-ranked doubles duo of Claire Carter and Darija Klaic upset No. 24 Adria Engel and Dora Krstulovic 9-8. In No. 2 doubles, the UW tandem of Colleen Gray and Dea Sumantri beat Mhairi Brown and Cindy Sureephong by an 8-6 tally.

The Sun Devils claimed their lone doubles win in the No. 3 position as Joslynn Burkett and Megan Yeats teamed up to defeat UW's Erin Hoe and Ilona Kordonskaya 9-7.

Sumantri, a freshman, posted the only singles victory for Washington. She defeated Sureephong 6-4, 6-2 in the No. 4 position.

Arizona State's trio of ranked singles competitors keyed the team victory. No. 20 Engel outlasted No. 62 Carter of Washington by a 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 count in the top spot. In No. 2 singles, No. 29 Krstulovic won 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 over Kordonskaya and No. 74 Brown beat Gray 6-4, 6-4.

The Huskies remain on the road for their final three regular-season games, beginning next weekend in Los Angeles. UW meets UCLA on Friday and USC on Sunday.

NCAA Women's Tennis
April 6, 2002
Whiteman Tennis Center, Tempe, Ariz.

#11 Arizona State 5, #18 Washington 2
Singles
1. #20 Adria Engel (ASU) def. #62 Claire Carter (UW), 6-2, 4-6, 6-2

2. #29 Dora Krstulovic (ASU) def. Ilona Kordonskaya (UW), 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

3. #74 Mhairi Brown (ASU) def. Colleen Gray (UW), 6-4, 6-4

4. Dea Sumantri (UW) def. Cindy Sureephong (ASU), 6-4, 6-2

5. Lauren Colalillo (ASU) def. Andrea Coulter (UW), 7-5, 6-2

6. Joslynn Burkett (ASU) def. Erin Hoe (UW), 6-3, 6-2

Doubles
1. #39 Carter/ Klaic (UW) def. #24 Engel/ Krstulovic (ASU), 9-8 (6)

2. Gray/ Sumantri (UW) def. Brown/ Sureephong (ASU), 8-6

3. Burkett/ Yeats (ASU) def. Hoe/ Kordonskaya (UW), 9-7

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