Women's Tennis Wraps Up Spring Break Trip At Stanford, Cal
March 26, 2003
SEATTLE, Wash. - Tenth-ranked Washington women's tennis (12-1, 1-0 Pac-10) will wrap up its four-match spring break road trip at second-ranked Stanford and fourth-ranked Cal, this weekend. The Huskies will face the Cardinal, Thursday, March 27, at 12 p.m., followed by a contest with the Golden Bears, Friday, March 28 at 12 p.m. Both matches will be the final regular-season road matches for Washington, which returns home for five straight next week.
The Huskies have won 10-straight matches, including a pair of 6-1 victories over No. 62 Sacramento State and No. 17 Fresno State, on Sunday and Tuesday, respectively. UW's only loss this season came to then-No. 39 Harvard (4-3) at the Minnesota Court Classic, Feb. 1. Ten of Washington's 12 wins have also come against ranked opponents, including a 4-3 upset of No. 12 Northwestern Jan. 15. The Huskies are 1-0 against Pac-10 opponents, after a 4-3 victory over Oregon, March 15.
Washington soared to No. 10 in the ITA national rankings this week, its highest billing of the season thus far. The Huskies were at No. 14 the previous week.
The Huskies will no doubt have their hands full this weekend, playing against two of the nation's top tennis teams. Washington has yet to beat Stanford, trailing the all-time series 0-12. The series with Cal is much the same, as Washington trails that all-time series, 1-17.
Three UW singles players are ranked nationally, led by junior All-American Claire Carter at No. 42. Close behind is sophomore Dea Sumantri at No. 45, while senior Darija Klaic checks in at No. 88. The All-American pair of Carter and Klaic enter the week as the nation's 11th-ranked doubles team.
Sumantri has been the Huskies' shining star, sporting an undefeated dual record of 12-0 and has become the first Husky this season to reach the 20-win mark. She is currently 21-2 overall in singles action. Senior Erin Boisclair is making the most of her final campaign as a Husky, tallying a dual record of 13-0. She is 18-4 overall. Also of note, the Huskies have yet to lose a match at No. 3 singles with four different players seeing action in that spot. Sumantri is 6-0 at No. 3, followed by Boisclair (4-0), Klaic (2-0) and senior Colleen Gray (1-0).
Gray and Sumantri boast the team's top doubles record with an 11-2 mark in dual play (13-5 overall). Carter and Klaic are 8-5 in duals, 18-9 overall.
Next up, Washington returns home for five-straight Pac-10 matches, beginning with Arizona and Arizona State, Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5. Both contests will be played at 12 p.m. at Bill Quillian Stadium (weather permitting).