Bruins Fall to No. 13 Washington, 4-3
April 13, 2001
SEATTLE - Senior Kristina Kraszewski collected two crucial victories to help the 13th-ranked Washington women's tennis team post its first ever victory over No. 38 UCLA with a close 4-3 decision inside Lloyd Nordstrom Tennis Center Friday afternoon.
Washington defeated the Bruins for the first time in nine all-time meetings, improving their season record to 17-6. With the win the Huskies also improved to 7-1 in Pac-10 action for second place, while UCLA fell to 5-15 overall, and 2-4 in Pac-10 conference action.
In doubles action, Washington grabbed the 1-0 lead as junior Erin Boisclair teamed up with freshman Erin Hoe to quickly dispose of Jennifer Donahue and Catherine Hawley, 8-4 to take the No. 3 position. The duo of Kraszewski and sophomore Darija Klaic then went on to battle back to defeat 18th-ranked tandem Lauren Fisher and Petya Marinova, 8-6 at the No. 1 slot. UCLA's duo of Sara Walker and Mariko Fritz-Krockow took the number two position 8-4 over freshman Claire Carter and junior Ilona Kordonskaya.
The highly anticipated match of the afternoon was at the number one position with 8th-ranked Kraszewski against 17th-ranked Walker. Kraszewski won the first set 6-4 and then nuzzled past Walker 7-6(2) to win the second set.
At the second and sixth positions, Carter and sophomore Colleen Gray each picked up their fifth consecutive singles victory. Carter knocked off Hawley in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4, while Gray cruised to a straight set victory herself over Donahue, 6-1, 6-1.
UCLA will next take on Washington State on Saturday in Pullman.