Chan Wins Singles And Doubles Titles In San Diego

Nov. 9, 2008

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. - 28th-ranked sophomore Venise Chan won the SDSU Fall Classic II singles title today, defeating freshman teammate Denise Dy at the Aztec Tennis Center. Chan and Dy also won the doubles title, and freshman Samantha Smith won the 'B' singles flight.

It was a dominating weekend for the women's team, with Huskies facing each other in the finals of both of the top two singles flights. Dy had upset a pair of ranked foes over the last two days to make the final, but Chan displayed her year of experience in scoring a 6-2, 6-2 win.

In the 'B' flight, Smith defeated junior teammate Joyce Ardies, 7-6, 6-1. Smith also had to get by junior Aleksandra Malovic yesterday to reach the final. This is the second singles draw win for Smith, who also won the 'B' flight at the season-opening SMC Invite.

In the main draw doubles final, Chan and Dy finally got to sharpen their skills against another school, as they went against San Diego State's Roxanne and Sierra Ellison. Chan and Dy came away with the 8-6 victory. This is the second-straight year that a UW pair won the doubles title at the tournament, as Ardies and Tara Simpson won in 2007.

Also picking up a notable win in consolation play was sophomore Lina Xu. She defeated SDSU's Holly Bagshaw, 6-3, 5-7, and 10-8 in the third-set super-tiebreak. Bagshaw is ranked 117th in the ITA fall singles rankings.

Today marked the end of the fall season for the women's tennis team. They will make their dual season debut at home on January 17 against the University of Portland.

Washington Women's Tennis
SDSU Fall Classic II
11/9/08 - San Diego State University
Aztec Tennis Center

Flight A Singles - Final
(28) Venise Chan (UW) def. Denise Dy (UW), 6-2, 6-2

Flight A Singles - Consolation
Lina Xu (UW) def. (117) Holly Bagshaw (SDSU), 6-3, 5-7, (10-8)

Flight B Singles - Final
Samantha Smith (UW) def. Joyce Ardies (UW), 7-6, 6-1

Flight B Singles - Consolation
Stephanie Hammer (UCI) def. Aleksandra Malovic (UW), 6-1, 6-4

Flight C Singles - Consolation
Hannah Holladay (UCI) def. Lauren Summers (UW), 6-2, 6-4
Justine Perl (USD) def. Vanja Radunovic (UW), 6-4, 6-2

Flight A Doubles - Final
Chan/Dy (UW) def. Ellison/Ellison (SDSU), 8-6

Flight B Doubles - Consolation
Malovic/Smith (UW) def. Bartlett/Holladay (UCI), 8-2

Flight C Doubles - Consolation
Belassi/Kern (CU) def. Summers/Radunovic (UW), 8-2

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