Husky Women's Tennis Hosts Boise State on Friday

March 22, 2007

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UPCOMING WEEK: The Husky women's tennis team (1-12, 0-4 Pac-10) return home for four matches in eight days, beginning with Boise State on Friday, March 23 at 12 pm. All four matches will be held at Nordstrom Tennis Center on the UW campus. Admission to all matches is free, and as usual, free soft drinks and pizza will be served in between the doubles and singles matches. Thanks to Cingular, parking is also free.

SCOUTING BOISE STATE: The Boise State Broncos are currently ranked No. 43 nationally and boast a 9-2 record. The Huskies are 6-1 all-time against the Broncos, last facing them in 2005 when the Huskies won a 7-0 decision in Seattle. The Broncos lone win was back in 1997 in a neutral site match at Pullman. The Broncos have posted marquee victories over No. 38 New Mexico, 5-2, No. 61 Nevada, 6-1, and No. 63 Kansas State, 5-2. The only losses registered by the Broncos came against No. 20 Wichita State and No. 26 Oregon. Stacy Housley leads the Broncos with 21 singles wins this season.

SCOUTING GONZAGA: Gonzaga is just the third unranked team the Huskies have faced this season. The Bulldogs are 3-11 on the season. Despite the teams' close proximity, Sunday's match will be just the second between Washington and the Bulldogs. The Huskies won the only other meeting between the two teams. Two members of the Bulldogs' squad hail from the state of Washington--Kimberly Aigner (Issaquah) and Kendall Bates (Bellevue). Gonzaga's coach D.J. Gurule is in his third year with the Bulldogs and played collegiate at Tacoma's Pacific Lutheran University.

HUSKIES ON TV: The Washington women's tennis team will be featured on The Tennis Channel's 'Inside Tennis With The Koz' on March 27 at 7 a.m. PT. The new 'Inside College Tennis' segment will feature a number of leading university tennis programs. The segment will provide viewers with highlights of the excitement of a dual match, interviews with coaches, players, university athletic directors and presidents and also a look at the school's ambience and local charm. The Tennis Channel was filming in Seattle during the UW-Michigan match on February 4. For additional airdates and times, please visit or Check your local listings, but in Seattle, The Tennis Channel is available on the Dish Network, channel 400.


  • Freshman Joyce Ardies is the only Huskies with a better than .500 record in singles this season. She is 11-9 overall and has a team best five wins in dual matches.
  • The doubles duo of Tara Simpson and Melinda Wong are 7-6 in dual meet action and 10-6 overall, both tops for the Huskies. The Huskies sport a 11-28 doubles record in dual meets so far.
  • Washington is a 1-12 in the No. 1 singles slot and 0-13 in the No. 4 slot in dual matches. The Huskies have had the most success at No. 2, 3, and 5 singles, sporting a 4-9 record at all three spots.
  • The Huskies are 9-15 in three-set matches this season. They also have a 9-7 record in sets that are decided by tie breakers.
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