Doubles Pair Through To Qualifying At All-American Championships

Oct. 2, 2005

LOS ANGELES - Husky doubles duo Dinka Hadzic and Tara Simpson are through to the qualifying draw of the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships, by virtue of a pair of wins this afternoon on the UCLA campus.

The two Huskies were the second seed in the prequalifying tournament, earning a first round bye. Their first match came in the round of 16, where they defeated Merve Asimgil and Jovic Jelena of Pepperdine, 8-6. Later in the day, Hadzic and Sumantri ousted the No. 6 seeds, Kelly Anderson and Christy Striplin of Georgia Tech, 8-5.

By reaching the semifinals, Hadzic and Simpson earn their way into the 32-team qualifying draw, which then sends four additional teams into the 32-team main draw. Qualifying play begins Tuesday, Oct. 4 at the Riviera Tennis Club. Hadzic is also entered in the singles qualifying draw.

Today marked the first matches together as a tandem for Hadzic, a senior, and Simpson, a sophomore.

Washington Women's Tennis
Riviera/ITA All-American Championships
UCLA - Los Angeles, Calif.

Prequalifying Doubles
Round of 16
(2) Hadzic/Simpson (UW) def. Asimgil/Jovic (Pepperdine), 8-6

(2) Hadzic/Simpson (UW) def. (6) Anderson/Striplin (Ga Tech), 8-5

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