Carter, Klaic and Sumantri Chosen To Compete In NCAA Individual Championships
May 1, 2003
SEATTLE, Wash. - Washington women's tennis players junior Claire Carter and sophomore Dea Sumantri, along with the doubles pair of Carter and senior Darija Klaic, have been selected to compete in the NCAA Individual Singles and Doubles Championships in Gainesville, Fla, the NCAA announced today.
The 64-player Singles Championship begins on Monday, May 19 and runs through May 24, with one round played each day at the Ring Tennis Complex at the University of Florida. The 32-team NCAA Doubles Championship gets underway on Tuesday, May 20 capped with the final on May 24.
Carter will be playing in her second NCAA Singles tournament, after advancing to the quarterfinals and earning All-America honors as a freshman in 2001. Sumantri will be making her first NCAA appearance as an individual competitor. This year marks the first season that two Husky women's players have been selected to compete in NCAA singles in the same season.
Carter and Klaic will be making their second-straight trip as a pair to the NCAA Doubles tournament. The duo earned All-America honors last season advancing to the quarterfinals, the farthest a UW doubles team has ever made it through the NCAA Championship. It will be the third doubles appearances for Carter and Klaic who competed with other partners during the 2001 season.
The Huskies, selected to host the first and second rounds of the NCAA Team Championship, will compete as the tournament's No. 6 seed at regionals, held May 10-11 at Quillian Stadium on the UW campus. Should Washington win its regional, the Huskies would advance to the 16-team NCAA Championships held May 15-18 in Gainesville.