No. 22 Huskies Post First Ever Women's Tennis Win over Arizona
April 6, 2001
SEATTLE - Sophomore Andrea Coulter won her eighth consecutive singles match Friday, helping the 22nd-ranked Washington women's tennis team post its first ever victory over No. 49 Arizona with a 5-2 decision inside the Nordstrom Tennis Center.
Washington defeated the Wildcats for the first time in 18 all-time meetings, improving its season record to 15-6. The Huskies have a 5-1 Pacific-10 Conference record with the lone loss coming against top-ranked Stanford. Arizona dropped to 6-9 overall, 1-6 in conference play.
Coulter was victorious in the No. 5 singles, defeating Perrine Pernin 6-4, 6-4 to improve her dual-match record to 10-2. The Huskies' 39th-ranked freshman, Claire Carter, pushed her dual-match singles record to 16-3 with a 7-6(7), 6-4 decision over Laresa Marino in the No. 2 spot. Husky sophomore Colleen Gray was a 6-1, 6-4 straight set winner over Joanna Buczkowska in No. 6 singles.
UW senior Kristina Kraszewski claimed the No. 1 singles title with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Debbie Larocque. The victory coincided with the latest ITA singles rankings released Friday in which Kraszewki rose one place to No. 8.
Kraszewski teamed with sophomore Darija Klaic to win the No. 1 doubles match 8-5 over the 38th-ranked Arizona tandem of Michelle Gough and Sophie Regnier. Junior Erin Boisclair and freshman Erin Hoe helped the Huskies capture the doubles point with a 8-0 win in the No. 3 spot over Pernin and Buczkowska.
Gough, ranked 89th, was a 6-4, 6-2 victor in No. 3 singles action over Washington junior Ilona Kordonskaya. Regnier was the only other Arizona singles winner, rallying for a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 decision over Boisclair in the No. 4 position.
The Wildcat duo of Larocque and Marino won the No. 2 doubles match 8-6 over Carter and Kordonskaya.
The Huskies take on 14th-ranked Arizona State (14-3, 6-3) on Saturday at noon. The match is scheduled for outdoors in the Quillian Stadium, but will be moved to the Nordstrom Tennis Center in the event of inclement weather.
NCAA Women's Tennis
(#22) Washington 5, (#49) Arizona 2
Nordstrom Tennis Center, Seattle, Wash.
#1 Kristina Kraszewski (8), UW, def. Debbie Larocque, UA, 6-2, 6-3
#2 Claire Carter (39), UW, def. Laresa Marino, UA, 7-6(7), 6-4
#3 Michelle Gough (89), UA, def. Ilona Kordonskaya, UW, 6-4, 6-2
#4 Sophie Regnier, UA, def. Erin Boisclair, UW, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
#5 Andrea Coulter, UW, def. Perrine Pernin, UA, 6-4, 6-4
#6 Colleen Gray, UW, def. Joanna Buczkowska, UA, 6-1, 6-4