Chan And Dy Move On In Doubles At NW Regionals
Oct. 18, 2008
PALO ALTO, Calif. - With only three matches under their belts, sophomores Venise Chan and freshman Denise Dy are looking like a formidable doubles tandem that could sit atop the lineup for the Husky women's tennis team for a good while. Today the pair easily upset the No. 5 seed at the ITA Northwest Regionals hosted by Stanford, and reached the quarterfinals.
Chan and Dy played doubles together and knew each other well as juniors, and that familiarity has translated into convincing doubles wins thus far. Today, they scored an 8-2 victory over Alexandra Poorta and Claire Soper of St. Mary's, and have only lost six total games in their three wins thus far. Tomorrow, the Huskies will face Cal's third-seeds, Claire Ilcinkas and Marina Cossou, for a spot in the semis which is also scheduled for Sunday.
Chan, ranked 28th in the ITA Preseason Rankings, did not fare as well in singles, as she started the day with a 6-3, 7-5 win over Fresno State's Renata Kucherkova, but fell in the Round of 16 to San Francisco's Jennifer Heinser. Heinser, ranked in the top-70 by the ITA, had control of the first set, winning 6-2, then came away with the tighter second set, 7-5.
The only other Huskies in action were junior Aleksandra Malovic and freshman Samantha Smith in doubles, but they were defeated in the Round of 16, 8-1, by the No. 2 seeds Rowe and Gloria of Fresno State. Lastly, sophomore Aleksandra Krsljanin was dealt a defeat in the consolation draw, losing 6-4, 6-3 to Diane Filip of Cal Poly.
The tournament continues at Stanford's Taube Tennis Center through Monday.
Washington Women's Tennis
ITA Northwest Regional Championships
10/18/08 - Stanford
Taube Tennis Center
Singles - Third Round
(7) Venise Chan (UW) def. Renata Kucerkova (FSU), 6-3, 7-5
Singles - Round of 16
(10) Jennifer Heinser (USF) def. (7) Venise Chan (UW), 6-2, 7-5
Doubles - Round of 16
Chan/Dy (UW) def. (5) Poorta/Soper (SMC), 8-2
(2) Rowe/Gloria (FSU) def. Malovic/Smith (UW), 8-1
Diane Filip (CP) def. Aleksandra Krsljanin (UW), 6-4, 6-3