Four Huskies To Face Each Other In Finals At SDSU

Nov. 8, 2008

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Members of the Washington women's tennis team continued to dominate the singles draws at the SDSU Fall Classic II today at the Aztec Tennis Center. Two all-Husky finals are set for Sunday, as Venise Chan and Denise Dy will go head-to-head for the top flight title, and Joyce Ardies and Samantha Smith meet in the `B' flight.

Dy, a freshman from San Jose, Calif., upset her second ranked opponent in as many days, overcoming 93rd-ranked Ana Maria Constantinescu of Oklahoma, 5-7, 6-2, 6-0. Friday, Dy defeated 117th-ranked Holly Bagshaw. Chan (Hong Kong, China) defeated a Sooner of her own, topping Maria Kalashnikova, 6-1, 7-5 to reach the final.

In the second singles flight, one semifinal was already an all-purple affair, as freshman Samantha Smith (Los Angeles, Calif.) won a tough battle against junior Aleksandra Malovic (Apeldoorn, Netherlands), 3-6, 7-5, 7-5. Smith goes on to meet junior Joyce Ardies (Sao Paulo, Brazil), who reached the Flight B final with a 6-2, 7-6 win over UC Irvine's Stephanie Hammel.

While they will be on opposing sides of the net in Sunday's singles final, Chan and Dy will reunite for tomorrow's doubles final where they will face the Ellison sisters of host-school San Diego State. Chan and Dy made the final with a routine 8-1 victory over SDSU's Holly Bagshaw and Olivia Colman. The Ellisons were able to break up the Washington run to the finals, as they took out Ardies and sophomore Lina Xu (Shanghai, China), 8-6, in the other semi.

Sunday's final round action marks the end of the fall season for the Husky women's squad. They are assured of going into the winter on a positive note, with titles in at least the top two singles flights.

Washington Women's Tennis
SDSU Fall Classic II
11/8/08 - San Diego State
Aztec Tennis Center

Flight A Singles - Semifinals
(28) Venise Chan (UW) def. Maria Kalashnikova (OU), 6-1, 7-5
Denise Dy (UW) def. (93) Ana Maria Constantinescu (OU), 5-7, 6-2, 6-0

Flight A Singles - Consolation
Lina Xu (UW) def. Clare Fermin (UCI), 6-0, 6-3

Flight B Singles - Semifinals
Joyce Ardies (UW) de.f Stephanie Hammel (UCI), 6-2, 7-6
Samantha Smith (UW) def. Aleksandra Malovic (UW), 3-6, 7-5, 7-5

Flight C Singles - Semifinals
Brittany Baldy (OU) def. Vanja Radunovic (UW), 6-2, 6-2

Flight C Singles - Consolation
Lauren Summers (UW) def. Kate Robinson (OU), 6-3, 6-2

Flight A Doubles - Semifinals
Chan/Dy (UW) def. Bagshaw/Colman (SDSU), 8-1
Ellison/Ellison (SDSU) def. Ardies/Xu (UW), 8-6

Flight B Doubles - Consolation
Malovic/Smith (UW) def. Jendrian/Wahba (CU), 8-4

Flight C Doubles - Consolation
Teeling/Demidova (USD) def. Summers/Radunovic (UW), 8-2

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