UW Women Fall in Tennis to 16th-Ranked Fresno State

March 8, 2002

SPOKANE, Wash. - The 16th-ranked Fresno State women's tennis team won the doubles point and three singles matches Friday en route to a 4-3 victory over No. 20 Washington.

The Huskies, who fell last Saturday at Brigham Young by a similar 4-3 score, suffered back-to-back defeats for the first time this season. Washington has a 10-3 record while Fresno State stands at 6-3.

The Bulldogs claimed the doubles point with wins in two of three matches, including an 8-4 victory in No. 1 doubles. The sixth-ranked tandem of Kim Niggemeyer and Simone Jardim edged UW's No. 52 duo of Claire Carter and Darija Klaic.

Fresno State was also victorious in the No. 2 position as Lucia Tallo and Chloe Carlotti combined to deal UW's Colleen Gray and Dea Sumantri their first doubles defeat by an 8-2 count. Gray and Sumantri had won their first 11 matches this season.

Tallo and Carlotti each posted singles victories. Carlotti, ranked 27th nationally, defeated No. 40 Klaic 6-2, 6-4 in No. 2 singles while Tallo beat Colleen Gray 6-4, 6-4 in the No. 4 spot. FSU also won the No. 5 singles match as Chantel Wiggins beat Andrea Coulter 7-5, 6-4.

Husky sophomore Claire Carter, ranked 67th in the national singles poll, upset No. 22 Kim Niggemeyer 6-2, 1-6, 6-4 in the No. 1 singles matchup.

Washington also got singles wins from Ilona Kordonskaya and Sumantri. Kordonskaya topped Jardim 7-6, 6-3 in the No. 3 spot and Sumantri was a 6-1, 6-1 winner in No. 6 singles over Daniela Gheorghe.

The lone doubles triumph for UW came in the No. 3 position as Coulter and Kordonskaya teamed up to post an 8-5 decision over Wiggins and Courtney Jantz.

The Huskies remain in Spokane to meet 26th-ranked Washington State on Saturday.

NCAA Women's Tennis
Spokane, Wash.
Mar. 8, 2002

(16) Fresno State 4, (20) Washington 3
1. #61 Claire Carter (UW) d. #22 Kim Niggemeyer (FSU), 6-2, 1-6, 6-4

2. #27 Chloe Carlotti (FSU) d. #40 Darija Klaic (UW), 6-2, 6-4

3. Ilona Kordonskaya (UW) d. Simone Jardim (FSU), 7-6, 6-3

4. Lucia Tallo (FSU) d. Colleen Gray (UW), 6-4, 6-4

5. Chantel Wiggins (FSU) d. Andrea Coulter (UW), 7-5, 6-4

6. Dea Sumantri (UW) d. Daniela Gheorghe (FSU), 6-1, 6-1

1. #6 Niggemeyer/Jardim (FSU) d. #52 Carter/Darija Klaic (UW), 8-4

2. Tallo/Carlotti (FSU) d. Gray/Sumantri (UW), 8-2

3. Coulter/Kordonskaya (UW) d. Wiggins/Courtney Jantz (FSU), 8-5

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