No. 21 Women's Tennis Falls to No. 17 Baylor on Day Three of the USTA/ITA Indoor Championships

Feb. 17, 2001

MADISON, Wisc. - The 21st-ranked Washington women's tennis team rapped up its trip to the USTA/ITA Women's National Team Indoor Championships as Baylor narrowly defeated the Husky netters, 3-4 on Saturday in consolation play. The Dawgs even out to 4-4, while the Bears improve to 6-2 on the season.

The Huskies lost to 12th-ranked Vanderbilt in the opening round on Thursday but rallied back to beat No. 17th-ranked Wake Forest on Friday.

Freshman Claire Carter, ranked 51st nationally, continued to dominate the collegiate scene as she took 19th-ranked Katja Kovac to three sets before finishing her off, 5-7, 6-3, 6-1, in the No. 2 spot. The tall righty won her eighth-straight match to bring her overall record to 13-3. Sophomore Andrea Coulter picked up a win in the No. 5 position as she downed Paola Stephen in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2. The Huskies welcomed back sophomore Colleen Gray who has been plagued with several injuries this season. Gray took Frida Borjesson to three sets before eventually falling, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2, in the No. 6 spot.

Washington picked a win at No. 1 doubles, where the 26th-ranked duo of freshman Darija Klaic and senior Kristina Kraszewski won, 8-5, over Katja Kovac and Vida Mulec.

The Dawgs return home for a three match home stint beginning Friday, Feb. 23 as they take on Texas-El Paso at 1:30 p.m. They will then face UC-Irvin on Saturday at 2 p.m. before taking on Utah at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Matches will be held at the Lloyd Nordstrom Tennis Center.

No. 21 Washington 3, No. 17 Baylor, 4

#1 Darija Klaic/Kristina Kraszewski (26), UW, def. Katja Kovac/Vida Mulec, BU, 8-5
#2 Karin Andersson/Frida Borjesson, BU, def. Claire Carter/Ilona Kordonskaya, UW, 9-7
#3 Monic Gonzalez/Jahnavi Parekh, BU, def. Erin Boisclair/Erin Hoe, UW, 8-4

#1 Jahnavi Parekh (26), BU, def. Kristina Kraszewski (24), UW, 6-2, 6-1
#2 Claire Carter (51), UW, def. Katja Kovac (19), BU, 5-7, 6-3, 6-1
#3 Vida Mulec (50), BU, def. Ilona Kordonskaya, UW, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(4)
#4 Karin Andersson, BU, def. Erin Hoe (66), UW, 6-3, 6-3
#5 Andrea Coulter, UW, def. Paola Stephen, BU, 6-2, 6-2
#6 Frida Borjesson, BU, def. Colleen Gray, UW, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2

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