UW Women Fall at Oregon in Women's Tennis

April 20, 2002

EUGENE, Ore. - The 44th-ranked Oregon women won four of six singles matches Saturday, including a straight set victory by Daria Panova in the top position, to defeat No. 19 Washington 4-3 at the Student Tennis Center.

Oregon (13-9), which won for only the second time in 49 all-time meetings with the Huskies, extended its current winning streak to seven matches. The Huskies blanked UO 7-0 during this season's first meeting in Seattle and had not lost to the Ducks since 1999.

Washington (13-10) suffered its seventh straight setback and dropped to 1-7 in Pac-10 play. The match was the final regular-season contest for the Huskies who compete at the Pac-10 championships next week.

Washington opened the match strong, winning two of three doubles matches to claim the doubles point.

The Huskies' 31st-ranked doubles tandem of Claire Carter and Darija Klaic defeated No. 54 Davina Mendiburu and Courtney Nagle 8-3. In No. 2 doubles, the Duck duo of Monika Gieczys and Panova beat Colleen Gray and Dea Sumantri by an 8-4 tally. Washington's Erin Hoe and Ilona Kordonskaya routed Ester Bak and Janice Nyland 8-1 in No. 3 doubles.

Panova upset the Huskies' 70th-ranked Carter 6-1, 6-1 in the top singles position. Oregon's Nyland outlasted Sumantri 7-5, 1-6, 7-6 in No. 3 singles to clinch the team win.

The Ducks also recorded victories in the Nos. 5 and 6 spots. Mendiburu rallied from one set down to overcome Hoe 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 and Nagle defeated Andrea Coulter by a 6-0, 6-1 count.

Kordonskaya notched one of Washington's two singles wins in the No. 2 position, registering a 6-3, 7-6 decision over Gieczys. The other Husky singles victory came in the No. 4 spot as Gray led 7-5, 3-0 before Oregon's Gunnarsson was forced to retire.

NCAA Women's Tennis
April 20, 2002
Student Tennis Center, Eugene, Ore.
#44 Oregon 4, #19 Washington 3

Singles
1. Daria Panova (UO) def. #70 Claire Carter (UW), 6-1, 6-1

2. Ilona Kordonskaya (UW) def. Monika Gieczys (UO), 6-3, 7-6

3. Janice Nyland (UO) def. Dea Sumantri (UW), 7-5, 1-6, 7-6 * clinched team victory

4. Colleen Gray (UW) def. Vickie Gunnarsson (UO), 7-5, 3-0, retired

5. Davina Mendiburu (UO) def. Erin Hoe (UW), 3-6, 6-4, 6-4

6. Courtney Nagle (UO) def. Andrea Coulter (UW), 6-0, 6-1

Doubles
1. #31 Carter/Klaic (UW) def. #54 Mendiburu/Nagle (UO), 8-3.

2. Gieczys/Panova (UO) def. Gray/Sumantri (UW), 8-4

3. Hoe/Kordonskaya (UW) def. Ester Bak/Nyland (UO), 8-1

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