Women's Tennis Team Downed by No. 21 Washington, 6-1

March 30, 2001

EUGENE - The University of Washington's 21st-ranked women's tennis team swept all three doubles matches as well as posted four of its five singles wins in straight sets to hand Oregon a 6-1 setback Friday afternoon at the University's 15th Street courts.

The loss dropped the Ducks' record to 3-12 and 0-6 in the Pacific-10 Conference, while Washington improved to 13-6 and 4-1.

Oregon junior Janice Nyland led the nation's ninth-ranked collegian, Kristina Kraszewski, 6-5 in their opening set at No. 1 singles before the Huskies' two-time all-Pac-10 honoree rebounded to claim the win, 7-6, 6-2.

One of the Ducks' few bright spot occurred at No. 5 singles where freshman Davina Mendiburu overcame a 5-3 deficit in her final set to post a 7-5 victory over Washington's Erin Hoe. The three-set win improved Mendiburu's season record to 10-5.

'We had to play without two of our top three players today because of injuries so that moved some people up to maybe a little bit ahead of where they should be right now,' head coach Jack Griffin said. 'But I think we fought hard, Jancie did well playing at No. 1, which is the first time she has played there against one of the top-10 players in the country. Our two freshmen, Courtney (Nagle) and Davina, did a great job, one winning in three sets and the other losing in three. We've got some young kids getting some experience against a top-20 team so there were definitely some bright spots. I think at least one of our injured players will be back for tomorrow's match so that's going to help our case a little bit.'

Oregon returns to action at noon Saturday to host 34th-ranked Washington State at either the 15th Street courts or the indoor Student Tennis Center.

Final Score: Washington 6, Oregon 1

#1 - Kristina Kraszewski (UW) def. Janice Nyland (UO), 7-6, 6-2
#2 - Claire Carter (UW) def. Vickie Gunnarsson (UO), 6-2, 6-1
#3 - Ilona Kordonskaya (UW) def. Adeline Arnaud (UO), 6-1, 6-1
#4 - Erin Boisclair (UW) def. Courtney Nagle (UO), 6-4, 3-6, 6-1
#5 - Davina Mendiburu (UO) def. Erin Hoe (UW), 6-3, 3-6, 7-5
#6 - Colleen Gray (UW) def. Valerie Young (UO), 6-4, 7-5

#1 - Kraszewski/Darija Klaic (UW) def. Mendiburu/Nyland (UO), 8-2
#2 - Kordonskaya/Carter (UW) def. Monika Gieczys/Nagle (UO), 8-4
#3 - Hoe/Boisclair (UW) def. Arnaud/Jeanette Mattsson (UO), 8-6

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