Huskies Upset No. 46 San Diego State

Feb. 2, 2008

SEATTLE - The Husky women's tennis team kept rolling with their fifth-straight dual match victory, this time earning a 6-1 upset over No. 46 San Diego State (3-1). The 55th-ranked Huskies (5-1) matched their entire 2007 win total with the victory over the Aztecs.

The Huskies jumped out to the 1-0 lead thanks to winning two-of-three tightly contested doubles matches. Joyce Ardies (Sao Paulo, Brazil) and Tara Simpson (Vancouver, B.C.) notched the easiest of the wins, 8-5, at No. 1 doubles, while the other two matches went into a tiebreaker.

Venise Chan (Hong Kong, China) and Kelsey Anonsen (Victoria, B.C.) trailed 6-3 at No. 2 before rallying to send it into the tiebreaker, where they cruised 7-1.

With the doubles point already decided, San Diego State's Julia Trunk and Esther Cadua held off Aleksandra Malovic (Alpendoorn, Netherlands) and Melinda Wong (Seattle, Wash.).

The Huskies kept rolling in singles, winning the first sets in five of the six matches. Allison Rainey (Mercer Island, Wash.) put the Huskies up 2-0 with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Milana Yusupov at No. 5. Chan was close on her heels with a 6-2, 6-3 decision at No. 1 over Holly Bagshaw. Chan improved to 6-0 in dual play.

Ardies clinched the victory for the Dawgs with a 7-5, 6-2 win over Esther Cadua at No. 4.

The Aztecs clinched their first point of the day at No. 2 singles where No. 61 ranked Trunk beat Malovic 6-4, 6-2.

Anonsen jumped into the Husky lineup at No. 6 and produced at 7-5, 6-3 win over Sisse Nielsen. She improved to 2-0 in dual match singles for the season.

The final match was a barn-burner between Simpson and Ellie Krausova. Simpson won the first set 7-6, before dropping the second 6-2. In the third, with all other matches finished, Simpson rallied for a 6-4 third-set win.

Up next, the Huskies face cross-state rival Gonzaga, tomorrow at 11 a.m.

Washington Women's Tennis
2/2/08 - Nordstrom Tennis Center
No. 55 Washington 5, No. 46 San Diego State 1

1. Ardies/Simpson (UW) def. Kathryn Kitts/Nielsen (SDST), 8-5
2. Chan/Anonsen (UW) def. Bagshaw/Krausova (SDST), 9-8 (1)
3. Trunk/Cadua (SDST) def. Malovic/Melinda Wong (UW), 9-8 (4)
Order of finish: 1, 2*, 3

1. Venise Chan (UW) def. Holly Bagshaw (SDST), 6-2, 6-3
2. Julia Trunk (SDST) def. Aleksandra Malovic (UW), 6-4, 6-2
3. Tara Simpson (UW) def. Ellie Krausova (SDST), 7-6 (1), 2-6, 6-4
4. Joyce Ardies (UW) def. Esther Cadua (SDST), 7-5, 6-2
5. Allison Rainey (UW) def. Milana Yusupov (SDST), 6-3, 6-3
6. Kelsey Anonsen (UW) def. Sisse Nielsen (SDST), 7-5, 6-3
Order of finish: 5, 1, 4*, 2, 6, 3

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