Huskies Look Strong in Hawai'i

Jan. 13, 2007

Maui, Hawai'i -- The Husky women's tennis team got their 2007 season off to a stellar start by winning six of seven matches in first day action of a three-team tournament in Maui, Hawai'i.

In Flight One action, the tournament's No. 2 seed Tara Simpson beat Hawai'i's Jacqui Williams 6-3, 6-1 to advance to the semifinals. Mathilde Cor, making her collegiate debut for the Huskies, needed three sets to advance to the semifinals. Cor, the No. 4 seed, beat Luba Schrifis of Sacramento State 6-0, 3-6, 6-2.

Melinda Wong drew the No. 1 seed Katrina Bandere of Sacramento State and suffered the only Husky defeat of the day, falling 6-3, 6-4.

The Huskies were perfect in the Flight Two singles action. No. 2 seed junior Allison Rainey beat Hawai'i's Julia Sandborn 6-0, 6-2, while the four seed, Joyce Ardies, came from behind to beat Karina Jarkganova of Sacramento State 3-6, 7-5, 6-1.

Both Washington doubles teams advanced to the semifinals, thanks to wins by the No. 1 seeds Cor and Ardies and No. 4 seeds Simpson and Wong.

Hawai'I Tournament Results (Friday, Jan. 12 results)

Flight One Singles
No. 1 Bandere, SAC def. Wong, UW; 6-3, 6-4
No. 4 Cor, UW def. Schrifis, SAC; 6-0, 3-6, 6-2
Martinez SAC def. No. 3 Aikawa, HAW; 6-4, 7-5
No. 2 Simpson, UW def. Williams, HAW; 6-4, 7-5

Flight Two Singles
No. 1 Tsan, SAC def. Wasako, HAW; score unavailable
No. 4 Ardies, UW def. Jarlkganova, SAC; 3-6, 7-5, 6-1
No. 3 Helland, SAC def. Kobuch, HAW; 6-2, 6-1
No. 2 Rainey, UW def. Sandborn, HAW; 6-0, 6-2

Doubles
No. 1 Cor/Ardies, UW def. Rainey UW/Cappella HAW
No. 3 Williams/Kobuch, HAW def. Helland/Jarlkaganova, SAC
No. 4 Simpson/Wong, UW def. Sandborn/Aikawa, HAW; 9-8 (7-4)
Wasako/Bihad, HAW def. No. 2 Martinez/Schirifis, SAC

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