Husky Women Close Season Against Rivals

April 18, 2007

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UPCOMING MATCHES: The Husky women's tennis team (3-16, 0-6) will take on two of their traditional rivals to wrap up the Pac-10 Conference season this week. The Huskies will host No. 45 Washington State (14-10, 1-6) on Saturday, April 21 at 12 p.m. in Seattle, before heading down to Eugene for their conference finale against Oregon on Sunday, April 22 at 12 p.m. The Huskies are looking for their first Pac-10 win since April 15, 2005 when they beat Washington State 5-2 in Seattle. The Huskies have faced both Oregon and WSU already this season, going 0-2 against both squads.

Saturday's match in Seattle is free to fans and complimentary parking is available to all fans who check in at the parking kiosk just west of Husky Stadium. There will also be complimentary pizza and soft drinks served in between the doubles and singles matches. For those fans who cannot attend in person, live scoring and live video will be available on The University of Oregon is also providing live stats of the UW match at

SCOUTING WASHINGTON STATE: The Cougars enter Saturday's match ranked 45th in the nation and sport a 14-10 overall record, 1-6 in the Pac-10 Conference. The Dawgs and Cats met earlier this season on March 18 with WSU escaping with the 4-3 win. The Huskies maintain a 43-8 record all-time against WSU, but the Cougars have won two-straight and are looking for their first three-match win streak over the UW since the 1995-96 season. Washington has not lost at home to the Cougars in nine years, last losing April 18, 1998 when the Cougars beat the Huskies 6-3.

SCOUTING OREGON: Oregon is ranked 38th in the latest ITA poll and boast a 12-10 overall record. The Ducks are 0-7 in Pac-10 action and will need to beat the Huskies to avoid finishing the season alone in the Pac-10 cellar. The Ducks and Dawgs faced off on March 27 in Seattle with Oregon taking a 5-2 win. The Huskies boast a 54-6 all-time record against Oregon, but have lost the last three matches. Washington last beat Oregon on Feb. 12, 2005 in Eugene.

• Freshman Aleksandra Malovic debuted for the Huskies against Stanford and Cal. She played No. 1 singles and No. 3 doubles after missing most of the year with NCAA eligibility issues.
• Tara Simpson recorded the first singles win over a ranked opponent by a Husky when she beat No. 76 Whitney Deason of Stanford in three sets on April 7.
• Newcomers Joyce Ardies and Mathilde Cor are the only Huskies that boast .500 records or better. Ardies leads the team with a 14-12 overall record, 8-9 in dual matches. Cor has an 9-9 overall record, and is 6-9 in dual matches.
• The doubles duo of Tara Simpson and Melinda Wong are 9-10 in dual meet action and 12-10 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 rattled off five-straight wins in the top spot, thanks to Mathilde Cor. Cor's five-match win streak was the longest by a Husky this season.
• The Huskies are 13-17 in three-set matches this season. They also have a 10-10 record in sets that are decided by tie breaker.

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