UW's Erin Hoe Claims Regional Consolation Singles Title

Oct. 29, 2001

PALO ALTO, Calif. - Washington sophomore Erin Hoe defeated Chris Martinez of Washington State Monday to win the consolation singles title of the Northwest Regional Women's Championships at Stanford's Taube Family Tennis Stadium.

Hoe (Miliani, Hawai'i) lost the first set 6-7 by virtue of a 7-6 setback in the tiebreaker. She rallied to take the final two sets by a matching 6-2 tally.

The championship match triumph was the sixth straight victory for Hoe who defeated Stanford's Lizzy Bennett Monday morning in the consolation semifinals. Hoe defeated Reese Galido of Cal Poly (6-2, 6-1) and Portland's Cheryl Holub (6-0, 6-0) on Saturday to advance to the round of 16.

She recorded a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Kate Romm of Cal Poly in her first match Sunday and posted a 6-3, 7-5 decision over Stanford's Emilia Anderson to earn a semifinal berth.

Stanford freshman Erin Burdette defeated senior teammate Gabriela Lastra 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 to win the main draw singles championship. The Fresno State tandem of Kim Niggemeyer and Simone Jardim won the doubles championship, defeating Burdette and Lauren Barnikow of Stanford 8-6.

The main draw singles finalists and doubles champion from this event, which was administered by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA), earned spots in the November 8-11 Omni Hotels National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships at Brookhaven Country Club in Farmers Branch, Texas.

The four-day tournament featured 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.

All of the regional and championship events are 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.

Northwest Regional Women's Tennis Championships
Taube Family Tennis Stadium, Palo Alto, Calif.
October 29, 2001

Championship -- Main Draw Singles
Erin Burdette, Stanford, def. Gabriela Lastra, Stanford, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3

Consolation Singles Championship
Erin Hoe, Washington, def. Chris Martinez, Washington State, 6-7(6), 6-2, 6-2

Main Draw Doubles Championship
Kim Niggemeyer / Simone Jardim, Fresno State, def. Erin Burdette / Lauren Barnikow, Stanford, 8-6

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