Husky Women Embark on Tough Road Swing

April 4, 2007

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UPCOMING MATCH: The Husky women's tennis team (3-14, 0-4 Pac-10) will head to the Bay Area to face a pair of tough Pac-10 Conference foes. Washington will battle No. 5 California on Friday, April 6 at 1:30 p.m. and top-ranked Stanford on Saturday at 12:00 p.m.
Live Video from Cal: http://calbears.cstv.com/ot/tennis-video.html
Live Stats from Stanford: http://gostanford.cstv.com/livestats/tennis/StanfordTennis.html

SCOUTING CALIFORNIA: The Bears (17-3, 3-0) are riding a nine-match win streak and have moved up to No. 5 in the latest ITA Tennis poll. Four players are ranked nationally in singles, led by defending NCAA Singles Champion Susie Babos, currently ranked fifth. Defending Pac-10 Singles Champion Zsuzsanna Fodor is ranked No. 13, followed by freshman Nina Henkel at No. 19 and Marion Ravelojaona at No. 124. The Bears also have three doubles teams ranked, including Fodor and Babos at No. 2. Daron Moore and Hankel are ranked 47th, while Bojanna Bobusic and Ravelojaona are ranked 58th. Cal is 10-0 at home this season, and two of the team's three losses have come to No. 1 Stanford. Washington is 3-19 all-time against Cal.

SCOUTING STANFORD: The Huskies are still looking for their first victory against Stanford, going 0-17 all-time versus the Cardinal. The Cardinal are 15-1, 3-0 in Pac-10 and ranked No. 1 in the country. In the singles rankings, four Cardinal players own spots in the top-25 and six are included overall. Celia Durkin is No. 9, as she joins Lindsay Burdette as the only players with at least 20 overall wins. Jessica Nguyen, who has not seen court action since Mar. 2 due to injury, is No. 15 while Therese Logar checks in at No. 16. Anne Yelsey is No. 21 while Burdette and Whitney Deason are Nos. 73 and 76, respectively. Two doubles squads are ranked this week. Stanford's top tandem of Burdette and Yelsey sport a 10-5 overall mark and hold down the No. 24 spot while Durkin and Nguyen are right behind at No. 25.

FACTS AND FIGURES

  • Newcomers Joyce Ardies and Mathilde Cor are the only Huskies that boast .500 records or better. Ardies leads the team with a 14-10 overall record, 8-7 in dual matches. Cor has an 9-7 overall record, and is 6-7 in dual matches.
  • The doubles duo of Tara Simpson and Melinda Wong are 9-8 in dual meet action and 12-8 overall. The rest of the team has eight doubles wins combined in dual matches.
  • Washington started the season 0-12 at the No. 1 singles spot, but have since won five-straight in the top spot, thanks to Mathilde Cor. Cor's five-match win streak is the longest by a Husky this season.
  • The Huskies are 12-15 in three-set matches this season. They also have a 9-8 record in sets that are decided by tie breaker.
  • Three Huskies hail from the state of Washington (Allison Rainey, Lauren Summers, and Melinda Wong).
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