12th-Ranked UW Women Rout Utah in Tennis

March 1, 2002

SALT LAKE CITY - The 12th ranked Washington women's tennis team dropped only one set in six singles matches Friday en route to a 7-0 sweep of host Utah at the Eccles Tennis Center.

Washington improved to 10-1 and kept pace with the best start in school history. The 1975 Husky squad, which also had a 10-1 record, played only 12 matches and finished with an 11-1 mark for the season. Utah had its two-match winning streak snapped and fell to 5-3.

The Huskies captured all three doubles competitions. The duo of freshman Dea Sumantri and junior Colleen Gray beat Utah's Linn Ronnberg and Sheri Esrock in the No. 2 spot by an 8-4 tally.

A native of Jakarta, Indonesia, Sumantri has registered a perfect 11-0 doubles record since joining the team in January. Sumantri improved her singles record to 4-2 with a 6-0, 6-0 blanking of Allison Hansen in the No. 6 position.

Gray won her No. 3 singles match over Irini Kotoglou by a 6-3, 6-2 count.

Sophomore Claire Carter, listed 66th in the national singles rankings, posted a 7-6, 6-2 No. 1 singles win over Ronneberg. Senior Ilona Kordonskaya was a 7-6, 6-1 victor over Esrock in No. 2 singles. In No. 4 singles, Husky junior Andrea Coulter beat Ellen Svensson 6-1, 6-1.

The Utes' lone set victory came in No. 5 singles as Cassie Kasteler won the second set during a 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 match loss to Washington sophomore Erin Hoe.

The 31st-ranked UW tandem of Carter and junior Darija Klaic dispatched Kasteler and Svensson 8-2 in No. 1 doubles. Washington's No. 3 doubles duo, Coulter and Kordonskaya, defeated Kotoglou and Hansen 8-2.

The Huskies remain in Utah to compete Saturday against 52nd-ranked Brigham Young in Provo.

NCAA Women's Tennis
(#12) Washington 7, Utah 0
Eccles Tennis Center, Salt Lake City, Utah

#1 Claire Carter (66), UW, d. Linn Ronnberg, Utah, 7-6, 6-2

#2 Ilona Kordonskaya, UW, d. Sheri Esrock, Utah, 7-6, 6-1

#3 Colleen Gray UW, d. Irini Kotoglou, Utah, 6-3, 6-2

#4 Andrea Coulter, UW, d. Ellen Svensson, Utah, 6-1, 6-1

#5 Erin Hoe, UW d. Cassie Kasteler, Utah, 6-4, 2-6, 7-6

#6 Dea Sumantri, UW, d. Allison Hansen, Utah, 6-0, 6-0

#1 Carter/Darija Klaic (31), UW, d. Kasteler/Svensson, Utah, 8-2

#2 Gray/Sumantri, UW, d. Ronnberg/Esrock, Utah, 8-4

#3 Coulter/Kordonskaya, UW, d. Kotoglou/Hansen, Utah, 8-2

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