No. 21 Women's Tennis Heads To San Diego This Weekend For Two Matches

March 5, 2003

THIS WEEK: No. 21 Washington women's tennis (6-1) embarks on its fourth-straight road trip in six weeks, this time traveling to sunny Southern California for a pair of dual matches in San Diego this weekend. The Huskies are slated to face No. 29 San Diego State, Fri., March 7, at 2 p.m., followed by a contest with the University of San Diego, Sat., March 8 at Noon. Washington is riding a four-match winning streak.

HUSKIES IN THE RANKINGS: Despite winning both of its matches played last weekend, Washington fell to No. 21 in the latest ITA team rankings released Wednesday. The Huskies had spent the last two weeks at No. 20 and have won their last four-straight dual contests. The Huskies also have two players ranked in singles, led by sophomore Dea Sumantri at No. 39. Junior Claire Carter also checks in at No. 63. Carter and doubles partner, senior Darija Klaic, are the nation's eighth-ranked doubles team, dropping from their previous rank of No. 3.

THE OPPONENTS: The San Diego State Aztecs are 5-2 overall, coming off a 7-0 defeat at the hands of No. 2 USC last Friday. The SDSU doubles team of Silvia Tornier and Indra Erichson are ranked 53rd in the nation. The San Diego Toreros are 1-4 overall and are coming off a 7-0 loss to No. 7 Arizona State.

HUSKY NET NOTES: Following an outstanding freshmen debut last season, Dea Sumantri has already turned in a stellar sophomore campaign this year...Sumantri has yet to lose a match in dual competition, either singles or doubles...she is 6-0 in singles, including a 5-0 mark at No. 3 and a 1-0 record at No. 2...Sumantri has teamed with senior Colleen Gray to tally an unblemished dual doubles record of 7-0 at the No. 2 position...Also a shining star for the Huskies is senior Erin Boisclair who is the team leader in dual singles wins with a 7-0 record...Boisclair is 5-0 at the No. 4 singles position...The Huskies have nearly shut out their opponents in their last four wins, allowing just one point during that span...UW defeated Marshall 7-0, Oregon 6-1, BYU 5-0, and Washington State 7-0.

LAST TIME OUT: The Husky women won a pair of matches in the Palouse, defeating No. 49 BYU 5-0 on Saturday, before taking care of No. 42 Washington State, 7-0, Sunday...Against the Cougars from Utah, Washington captured the doubles point on wins at No. 1 and No. 2 from Carter and Klaic, and Gray and Sumantri, respectively...Carter, Klaic, Sumantri and Boisclair all racked up singles wins to put the match away...the No. 5 and No. 6 singles matches were suspended...Against the Cougars from Pullman, the Huskies won all three doubles matches and all six singles contests...in fact, UW won four of the six singles matches in straight sets.

2002 RECAP: Last year the Huskies compiled an overall record of 14-11, including a 1-7 mark in Pac-10 dual matches. Washington defeated Loyola Marymount 4-0 in its first round NCAA Tournament match, but fell in the second round to UCLA, 4-1. Claire Carter and Darija Klaic advanced farther than any other Husky doubles pair in UW history, reaching the NCAA quarterfinals before falling to the eventual national champion team from Stanford 6-4, 6-7 (7), 6-2. The Husky pair earned All-America honors for their efforts.

UP NEXT: The Huskies return home for the first time since January, hosting Miami, Friday, March 14 at 1:30 p.m. and Oregon, Saturday, March 15, at 12 p.m.

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