No. 17 Huskies Edge No. 57 San Diego in Women's Tennis

March 20, 2001

SAN DIEGO - Freshman Erin Hoe and junior Erin Boisclair each won a singles match and teamed to win the decisive doubles competition Tuesday as the 17th-ranked Washington women's tennis team opened a three-game road trip with a 4-3 win at No. 57 San Diego.

The Huskies won for the sixth time in their last seven outings, improving their dual-match record to 11-5. San Diego dropped to 7-7.

The doubles point was critical in this match in which the teams split the six singles competitions 3-3. The Torero tandem of Heather Polumbus and Krista Manning won the No. 1 doubles match 9-7 over UW's Darija Klaic and Kristina Kraszewski.

Husky freshman Claire Carter and junior Ilona Kordonskaya teamed to defeat Belinda Kelly and Stacie Lee 9-7 in No. 2 doubles action. Hoe and Boisclair clinched the victory with an 8-4 No. 3 doubles win over USD's Paola Arrangoiz and Catherine Heppell.

Hoe rallied from a set down to defeat Manning 1-6, 6-4, 6-2 in the No. 4 singles spot. Boisclair easily won the No. 5 singles, dispatching Heppell 6-1, 6-1.

Carter was the only other Husky singles winner, claiming victory in the No. 2 spot by virtue of a 6-2, 6-0 decision over Kelly.

San Diego's Polumbus staged an upset in No. 1 singles play, defeating Kraszewski 6-4, 6-2. The UW senior is ranked seventh in the nation.

The Toreros also had singles victories by Arrangoiz, with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 decision over Kordonskaya in the No. 3 spot, and Lee, a 6-4, 2-6, 7-6(1) winner over Husky sophomore Colleen Gray at No. 6.

The Huskies remain in California for two more dual competitions. They visit No. 32 San Diego State on Wednesday and 13th-ranked Pepperdine on Friday.

(#17) Washington 4, (#57) San Diego 3
San Diego, Calif.

#1 Heather Polumbus, USD, def. Kristina Kraszewski (7), UW, 6-4, 6-2
#2 Claire Carter (22), UW, def. Belinda Kelly, USD, 6-2, 6-0
#3 Paola Arrangoiz, USC, def. Ilona Kordonskaya, UW, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
#4 Erin Hoe, UW, def. Krista Manning, USD, 1-6, 6-4, 6-2
#5 Erin Boisclair, UW, def. Catherine Heppell, USD, 6-1, 6-1
#6 Stacie Lee, USD, def. Colleen Gray, UW, 6-4, 2-6, 7-6(1)

#1 Heather Polumbus/Krista Manning, USD, def. Darija Klaic/Kristina Kraszewski, UW, 9-7
#2 Claire Carter/Ilona Kordonskaya, UW, def. Belinda Kelly/Stacie Lee, USD, 9-7
#3 Erin Boisclair/Erin Hoe, UW, def. Paola Arrangoiz/Catherine Heppell, USD, 8-4

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