Rain Suspends Match vs. Toreros

March 4, 2005

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The state of California remained unkind to Washington's women's tennis team today, as their match with the San Diego Toreros was suspended due to wet weather. The Huskies (9-1) led the match 3-1 when play was halted.

Washington is scheduled to meet San Diego State tomorrow at noon, but will try to complete the dual with San Diego prior to travelling to face the Aztecs. In their last trip to California two weeks ago, the Huskies faced the Cal Golden Bears but inclement weather caused their match to drag over three days until the Huskies pulled out a 4-3 win. A scheduled match with Stanford had to be scrapped.

The two teams skipped doubles play and went straight to the singles matches today in an effort to get the match in before the weather took a turn for the worse. Sophomore Saskia Nauenberg got a win at No. 3 singles, freshman Allison Rainey was victorious at No. 5, and junior Stephanie Svafeldt won at sixth singles for the Dawgs. The Toreros earned a point when Lauren Kazarian defeated freshman Tara Simpson at No. 4 singles.

Fifth-ranked senior Dea Sumantri was in the first game of the third set with USD's Emma Murphy at No. 1 singles. Murphy took the first, 6-2, before Sumantri rebounded with a 6-4 win. Senior Mugette Ahn was up a set but down 3-5 in the second at No. 2 singles. Doubles will be played should the Toreros come back to win the final two singles matches.

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