All Nine Huskies Advance at Regional Women's Tennis Event

Oct. 26, 2001

PALO ALTO, Calif. - Four Washington women's tennis players posted victories and five other Huskies received byes on Friday during the first round of the Western Regional Championships at Stanford's Taube Family Tennis Stadium.

All nine Huskies advanced to the 64-player second round which began Friday afternoon. In early second-round action, sophomore Claire Carter defeated Stanford's Story Tweedie-Yates 6-4, 6-1 and junior Darija Klaic beat Oregon's Courtney Nagle 6-2, 6-1. Carter is listed 20th in the national rankings and Klaic is No. 64.

Two UW players were eliminated in the second round. Junior Amy Allen was swept in straight sets 6-0, 6-0 by Zorana Roganovic of Washington State and junior Andrea Coulter fell 6-0, 6-0 to Stanford's Erin Burdette.

Washington's first-round winners were Coulter, junior Kathy Chi, senior Erin Boisclair and senior Ilona Kordonskaya.

The four-day tournament, which takes place Friday through Monday, Oct. 26-29, features the top women's players from schools in the West region that compete at the NCAA Division I level. Participating schools include Pacific-10 Conference members California, Oregon, Stanford and Washington State along with Fresno State, Gonzaga, Idaho, Nevada, Pacific, Portland, Sacramento State, Saint Mary's, San Francisco and Santa Clara.

The West Region singles finalists and the doubles champions advance to the 2001 Omni Hotels National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships, scheduled for Nov. 8-11 in Farmers Branch, Texas.

All of the regional and championship events will be using an experimental game scoring system called 'Collegiate Game Scoring.' Also known as One Ad scoring, this system is a scoring method similar to No Ad scoring, but considered less radical. CGS allows one deuce if the score goes to 3-3 (or 40-40). The game is won by reaching four points with at least a margin of two points, or a score of either 5-3 or 5-4.

Washington has three tandems entered into the 64-team doubles competition. Klaic and Carter combine to form the nation's 17th-ranked doubles team while the senior group of Ilona Kordonskaya and Erin Boisclair are No. 41. Both of those Husky duos received first-round byes and will commence competition on Saturday in the doubles round of 32.

The Huskies are coming off their finest season ever after advancing to the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Tournament and finishing with a No. 11 ranking. Only one player has departed from that team, No. 1 singles Kristina Kraszewski who was a senior last season.

Western Regional Women's Tennis Championships
Taube Family Tennis Stadium, Palo Alto, Calif.

Singles Results -- First Round
Andrea Coulter, Washington, def. Amy Juppenlatz, Portland, 1-6, 6-3, 6-1.
Erin Hoe, Washington, bye.
Darija Klaic, Washington, bye.
Kathy Chi, Washington, def. Lisa Bessman, Portland, 6-4, 7-5.
Colleen Gray, Washington, bye.
Amy Allen, Washington, bye.
Claire Carter, Washington, bye.
Ilona Kordonskaya, Washington, def. Janelle Kaloi, Santa Clara, 6-1, 7-5.
Erin Boisclair, Washington, def. Stephanie Westrich, Cal Poly, 6-0, 6-1.

Second Round
Erin Burdette, Stanford, def. Andrea Coulter, Washington, 6-0, 6-0.
Darija Klaic, Washington, def. Courtney Nagle, Oregon, 6-2, 6-1.
Zorana Roganovic, Washington State, def. Amy Allen, Washington, 6-0, 6-0.
Claire Carter, Washington, def. Story Tweedie-Yates, Stanford, 6-4, 6-1.

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