Carter, Klaic Fall In Doubles Final At National Indoors

Nov. 9, 2002

FARMERS BRANCH, Texas- Washington's Claire Carter and Darija Klaic lost in the women's doubles final at the 2002 Omni Hotels National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships, Saturday.

Carter and Klaic, first Husky women to ever reach a national doubles final, fell to Tulane's Jenny Kuhn and Julie Smekodub, 8-5. The Tulane team jumped out to a 4-1 lead, but Carter and Klaic battled back to tie the match at 5-5. From there, Tulane reeled off the last three games.

Eleventh-ranked Carter and Klaic fall to 7-3 this season with the loss. They were also the doubles runner-up at the ITA Northwest Regional Championships Oct. 28, falling in the final to Lauren Barnikow and Erin Burdette from Stanford. The Husky pair earned All-America honors last year, becoming the only UW women's doubles team to advance to the NCAA quarterfinals.

The Omni Hotels National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships, the nation's premier collegiate indoor tennis tournaments for Division I men and women, are present by the Dallas Morning News and hosted by SMU at the Brookhaven Country Club in Farmers Branch, Texas.

Omni Hotels National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships
Brookhaven Country Club, Farmers Branch, Texas

Women's Doubles - Final
Jenny Kuhn and Julie Smekodub (Tulane) def. Claire Carter and Darija Klaic (UW), 8-5

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