The No. 13 Washington Women's Tennis Team Falls to No. 19 USC

April 14, 2001

SEATTLE - The 13th-ranked Washington women's tennis team dropped a tough, 3-4 decision to the Southern California Trojans at the Quillian Stadium on Saturday afternoon in the Huskies last home match of the season. With the loss, Washington falls to 17-7 and 7-2 in Pac-10 action, while USC improved to 16-6, and 4-2 in Pac-10 conference action.

Washington snatched the first point of the dual match to take a 1-0 lead as junior Erin Boisclair teamed up with freshman Erin Hoe to dispose of Bernadette Bayani and Maureen Diaz, 9-7 to take the No. 3 position. The duo of freshman Claire Carter and junior Ilona Kordonskaya then went on to narrowly defeat the 43rd-ranked tandem of Anita Loyola and Melissa Esmero, 9-8(4) at the No. 2 slot. USC's 12th-ranked duo of Tiffany Brymer and Jewel Peterson took the number one position 8-3 over senior Kristina Kraszewski and sophomore Darija Klaic.

In singles action, USC go the better of the Huskies by one match, gathering victories on courts No. 1, 3, 4, and 5. For the Huskies, sophomore Colleen Gray upped her winning streak to six consecutive victories as she bested the Trojan's Esmero, 7-5, 7-5 on court No. 6.

Washington's 39th-ranked Carter impressively defeated Loyola on the No. 2 court, 7-5, 7-5, for her sixth consecutive dual victory of the season. With the win, Carter improved her overall record to 24-6, tying her for fifth place on the Huskies all-time single season wins list. Carter shares the spot with Kraszewski who went 24-13 in the 1998-89 season and Husky alum Jody Cutler (1980-81) who posted a 24-4 overall record in 1979-80.

Washington will conclude its regular season schedule when they travel to Pullman, Wash. to take on No. 30 Washington State Saturday, Apr. 21. The match is scheduled to begin at noon, respectively at the Stadium Way Tennis Courts. In the event of inclement weather, matches will be moved to the LCSC Tennis Center in Lewiston.

NCAA Women's Tennis
No. 13 Washington 3, No. 19 USC, 4
Quillian Stadium, Seattle, Wash.

#1 Tiffany Brymer/Jewel Peterson (12), USC, def. Darija Klaic/Kristina Kraszewski, UW, 8-3
#2 Claire Carter/Ilona Kordonskaya, UW, def. Anita Loyola/Melissa Esmero (43), USC, 9-8(4)
#3 Erin Boisclair/Erin Hoe, UW, def. Bernadette Bayani/Maureen Diaz, USC, 9-7

#1 Jewel Peterson (13), USC, def. Kristina Kraszewski (8), UW, 6-4, 6-2
#2 Claire Carter (39), UW, def. Anita Loyola, USC, 7-5, 7-5
#3 Maureen Diaz (76), USC, def. Ilona Kordonskaya, UW, 1-6, 6-1, 7-6(1)
#4 Tiffany Brymer, USC, def. Erin Boisclair, UW, 4-6, 6-2, 6-0
#5 Bernadette Bayani, USC, def. Andrea Coulter, UW, 6-7, 6-0, 6-0
#6 Colleen Gray, UW, def. Melissa Esmero, USC, 7-5, 7-5

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