No. 16 Women's Tennis Team Sneaks Past No. 28 Washington State In Final Regular Season Match

April 21, 2001

PULLMAN, Wash. - Freshman Claire Carter came up with two crucial victories that helped the 16th-ranked Washington women's tennis team topple the 28th-ranked Washington State Cougars, 4-3, at the Stadium Way Tennis Center Saturday afternoon. The Huskies closed out their regular season with an 18-7 overall mark and a 8-2 record in Pac-10 Conference play. The Cougars fell to 11-8 and 4-7 in Pac-10 action.

Washington quickly jumped out to a 1-0 lead as the Huskies tallied victories at the number two and three doubles positions. The 23rd-ranked duo of Carter and junior Ilona Kordonskaya pulled out a victory at the number two spot over Tamara Filipovic and Erica Perkins, 9-7 (8), while the number three team of junior Erin Boisclair and freshman Erin Hoe finished off Lorena Arias and Moniek van de Ven, 8-2. The 11th-ranked tandem of sophomore Darija Klaic and senior Kristina Kraszewski fell to the Cougars Ana Moura and Stacey McKenna in the number slot.

In singles action, 12th-ranked Kraszewski cruised to a straight set victory over 38th-ranked Perkins, 6-3, 6-2, in the number one spot. Boisclair claimed another win at the number four position when she notched a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Zorana Roganovic.

Occupying the number two slot, Carter earned her second victory of the day when she eased pastMcKenna, 6-3, 6-0, en route to her seventh-straight singles victory. Carter, who is currently ranked 42nd nationally, improved to 20-3 in dual match play and 25-6 overall in singles action. With the win, Carter is now tied for third on the Huskies all-time singles season wins list. Carter shares the spot with Husky alums Zuzana Stunova (1997-2000) who went 25-11 in the 1997-98 season and Lisa Straing (1978-1981) who posted a 25-8 overall record in 1979-1980.

Washington will head to Ojai, Calif. to compete in the Pac-10 Championships on April 26-29, to decide the league's singles and doubles champions. The 32-player women's singles draw will consist of three players from each of the nine schools that sponsor women's tennis, with five additional competitors selected by a committee of coaches, based upon the participants record. The 16-team doubles draw will have one doubles team from each school and seven additional teams selected by the committee, based upon the participants record.

NCAA Women's Tennis
No. 16 Washington 4, No. 28 Washington State 3
Stadium Way Tennis Center, Pullman, Wash.

#1 Ana Moura/Stacey McKenna, WSU, def. Darija Klaic/Kristina Kraszewski (11), UW, 8-2
#2 Claire Carter/Ilona Kordonskaya (23), UW, def. Tamara Filipovic/Erica Perkins, WSU, 9-7 (8)
#3 Erin Boisclair/Erin Hoe, UW, def. Lorena Arias/Moniek van de Ven, WSU, 8-2

#1 Kristina Kraszewski (12), UW, def. Erica Perkins (38), WSU, 6-3, 6-2
#2 Claire Carter (42), UW, def. Stacy McKenna, WSU, 6-3, 6-0
#3 Ana Moura, WSU, def. Ilona Kordonskaya, UW, 7-5, 6-1
#4 Erin Boisclair, UW, def. Zorana Roganovic, WSU, 6-0, 6-2
#5 Tamara Filipovic, WSU, def. Colleen Gray, UW, 6-1, 6-1
#6 Lorena Arias, WSU, def. Andrea Coutlter, UW, 6-3, 6-2

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