No. 42 Huskies Net 6-1 Win Over Ducks

March 1, 2008

SEATTLE - Freshman Venise Chan improved to 11-1 at the No. 1 singles spot and clinched the Huskies ninth win of the season, beating Oregon's Celine Rolly, 7-5, 6-1. The victory gave the Huskies (9-3) the 4-0 lead over Oregon (5-6) in the non-counting Pac-10 match up at the Nordstrom Tennis Center.

Chan fought a cold and cough throughout her match but was symbolic of the fight the Huskies were going to show during the day. The 42nd-ranked Huskies went on to win the match 6-1 over the 46th-ranked Ducks.

'Each girl has a list of individual goals they try to achieve each and every day out on the court,' said Head Coach Jill Hultquist. 'I thought the girls did a really great job of focusing on those goals and as a result played really well against Oregon.'

Prior to Chan's win at No. 1, Husky freshman Vanja Radunovic was the first UW player to score a singles win. She shook off a slow start to win 6-4, 6-2 at No. 5 over Stephanie MacFarlane. UW sophomore Aleksandra Malovic was next off the court, dominating Oregon's Anna Powaska for a 6-2, 6-3 win. Malovic evened up her season record to 6-6 at No. 2 singles.

The Ducks scored their lone point of the day at No. 4 singles where Carmen Seremeta beat Joyce Ardies 6-4, 6-3. Ardies fell to 7-5 overall this season.

Tara Simpson continued her excellent senior year defeating Ana Cecilia Olivos 6-0, 5-7, 10-2 in the supertiebreaker. Simpson cruised in the first set, before dropping the second frame. She bounced back in the supertiebreaker, jumping out to a 7-0 lead. She is now 11-1 on the season overall, 10-1 at No. 3 singles.

In the last match of the day to wrap up, Husky freshman Kelsey Anonsen bounced back after losing the first set 2-6 to win 6-1, 6-3 at No. 6 singles. Anonsen improved to 3-2 in singles.

The Huskies started the day off on the right foot by winning two-of-three doubles matches to take the 1-0 lead. The No. 1 doubles team of Simpson and Ardies were the first off the court, jumping out 7-1 before holding on for the 8-5 win over Rolly and MacFarlane. Oregon squared things up at No. 3 with an 8-6 victory by Claudia Hirt and Serementa. Malovic and Radunovic trailed 7-1 before rallying to make it 7-6, but ultimately lost 8-6. The Huskies clinched the point at No. 2 doubles with an 8-3 win by Chan and Anonsen over Powaska and Cavan.

UW's next match-up will be against the No. 11 USC Trojans in Los Angeles on March 7 at 1:30 pm. The Huskies will return home on March 14 to face cross-state rival Washington State on March 14.

Washington Women's Tennis
3/1/08 - Nordstrom Tennis Center

No. 42 Washington 6, No. 46 Oregon 1

1. Ardies/Simpson (UW) def. Rolly/MacFarlane (Ore), 8-5
2. Chan/Anonsen (UW) def. Powaska/Cavan (Ore), 8-3*
3. Claudia Hirt/Serementa (Ore) def. Malovic/Radunovic (UW), 8-6
Order of finish: 1, 3, 2*

1. Venise Chan (UW) def. Celine Rolly (Ore), 7-5, 6-1*
2. Aleksandra Malovic (UW) def. Anna Powaska (Ore), 6-2, 6-3
3. Tara Simpson (UW) def. Ana Cecilia Olivos (Ore), 6-0, 5-7, 10-2
4. Carmen Serementa (Ore) def. Joyce Ardies (UW), 6-4, 6-3
5. Vanja Radunovic (UW) def. Stephanie MacFarlane (Ore), 6-4, 6-2
6. Kelsey Anonsen (UW) def. Siobhan Cavan (Ore), 2-6, 6-1, 6-3
Order of finish: 5, 2, 1*, 4, 3, 6
* Clinching match

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