UW's Darija Klaic Advances to Consolation Final in Women's Tennis

Oct. 13, 2001

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. - Washington junior Darija Klaic won her third straight match Saturday to advance to the consolation final of the All-American Women's Championships at the Riviera Tennis Club.

Klaic rallied from one set down to defeat Mississippi's Mira Radu 4-6, 7-4(4), 7-6(3) and set up a consolation championship meeting with Julie DeRoo of Duke on Sunday. DeRoo, who won her semifinal match 6-1, 6-0 over Jennifer McGaffian of Illinois, defeated Washington sophomore Claire Carter 6-1, 6-3 Friday in the first round of the consolation competition.

After being knocked out of the main draw in Thursday's first round by a 6-3, 6-4 loss to Stanford's Lauren Kalvaria, Klaic was moved into the consolation bracket. She was credited with a pair of wins Friday as she defeated Tulsa's Aleksandra Durska 7-6(1), 6-0 in the first round and claimed a quarterfinal decision due to a walkover by Lauren Barnikow of Stanford who was injured.

NCAA Women's Tennis
All-American Championships
Pacific Palisades, Calif., Riviera Tennis Club

Darija Klaic, Washington, def. Aleksandra Durska, Tulsa, 7-6(1), 6-0

Julie DeRoo, Duke, def. Claire Carter, Washington, 6-1, 6-3

Darija Klaic, Washington, def. Lauren Barnikow, Stanford, walkover

Darija Klaic, Washington, def. Mira Radu, Mississippi, 4-6, 7-6(4), -6(3)

Julie DeRoo, Duke, def. Jennifer McGaffigan, Illinois, 6-1, 6-0

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