Huskies Wrap Up Win Over Toreros

March 5, 2005

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Early this morning, Washington's women's tennis team put the finishing touches on a 5-1 win over the University of San Diego. The match was started Friday afternoon but inclement weather forced the two teams to return this morning to finish up. The Huskies (10-1) led 3-1 when play was suspended and seniors Dea Sumantri and Mugette Ahn came back to take three-set victories this morning to clinch the match.

Fifth-ranked Sumantri had just started the third set of her No. 1 singles match against 45th-ranked Emma Murphy when play was halted. When the two came back this morning, Sumantri dominated, winning the third set 6-1 for her 12th win over a ranked opponent this year. Ahn returned to the court this morning trailing 3-5 in the second set after winning the first in her No. 2 singles match. San Diego's Tara Livesay closed out the second set, but Ahn dominated the third, winning 6-2.

Doubles was not played on Friday in an effort to get the match in. The doubles point would have been brought into play if the Toreros had pulled out the two singles matches this morning.

In Friday's action, the Huskies took three of four singles matches in straight sets. Sophomore Saskia Nauenberg scored the first UW point, winning 6-2, 6-1 over Lauren Perl at No. 3 singles. Freshman Allison Rainey dispatched Jennifer Brown, 6-3, 6-4 at fifth singles. Junior Stephanie Svanfeldt stepped into the singles line-up for the third time this season at No. 6 singles, and improved to a perfect 3-0 with a strong 6-4, 6-3 win over USD's Brittany Reitz. Freshman Tara Simpson was defeated, 6-2, 6-2, in the fourth singles slot.

The Huskies will pack up their rackets and head quickly over to face the San Diego State Aztecs this afternoon.

Washington Women's Tennis vs. San Diego
3/5/05 - USD West Tennis Courts - San Diego, Calif.
No. 8 Washington 5, No. 49 San Diego 1

Doubles Not Played

1) (5) Dea Sumantri (UW) def. (45) Emma Murphy (USD), 3-6, 6-4, 6-1
2) Mugette Ahn (UW) def. Tara Livesay (USD), 7-5, 3-6, 6-2
3) Saskia Nauenberg (UW) def. Lauren Perl (USD), 6-2, 6-1
4) Lauren Kazarian (USD) def. Tara Simpson (UW), 6-2, 6-2
5) Allison Rainey (UW) def. Jennifer Brown (USD), 6-3, 6-4
6) Stephanie Svafeldt (UW) def. Brittany Reitz (USD), 6-4, 6-3

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