UW Women Defeat Montana State 6-1 in Tennis

March 23, 2002

SEATTLE - Sophomore Claire Carter recorded her eighth straight singles victory and played on a winning doubles unit Saturday, leading the 14th-ranked Washington women's tennis team to a 6-1 triumph over Montana State at Quillian Stadium.

The Huskies improved to 12-3, reaching the 12-win plateau faster than any previous UW team since 1978.

Carter, who is ranked No. 41, has not lost since Feb. 9. She easily won the No. 1 singles competition Saturday with a 6-3, 6-0 decision over Neza Kurnik. Carter teamed with junior Darija Klaic to dispatch the Bobcats' No. 1 doubles duo of Kurnik and Liz Lowrance by an 8-1 tally to clinch the team doubles point. Carter and Klaic are the nation's 39th-ranked tandem.

The Huskies' No. 2 duo of Colleen Gray and Dea Sumantri , ranked No. 59, improved their doubles record to 13-1 by blanking Rachel Drummond and Susan Risteen 8-0. Montana State won the No. 3 doubles match as Stacy Voelker and Colleen Cohee out-pointed UW's Amy Allen and Kathy Chi 8-2.

Washington won five of six singles matches, all in straight sets. Gray defeated Voelker 6-2, 6-4 in No. 2 singles to clinch the team victory. Sumantri won the No. 3 match 6-1, 6-2 over Lowrance, Erin Hoe was a 6-2, 6-1 victor in the No. 4 spot and Chi claimed a 6-2, 6-4 decision over Risteen in No. 5 singles.

The lone Montana State singles win came in the No. 6 position as Drummond topped Allen 6-1, 6-2.

The Huskies continue their four-game homestand on Sunday (March 24) at noon against 59th-ranked Sacramento State. Washington entertains No. 5 Stanford on Friday, Mar. 29 at noon.

NCAA Women's Tennis
Quillian Stadium, Seattle, Wash.
Mar. 23, 2002

#14 Washington 6, Montana State 1
1. #41 Claire Carter (UW), def. Neza Kurnik (MSU), 6-3, 6-0

2. Colleen Gray (UW), def. Stacy Voelker (MSU), 6-2, 6-4 *clinched team victory

3. Dea Sumantri (UW), def. Liz Lowrance (MSU), 6-1, 6-2

4. Erin Hoe (UW), def. Colleen Cohee (MSU), 6-2, 6-1

5. Kathy Chi (UW), def. Susan Risteen (MSU), 6-2, 6-4

6. Rachel Drummond (MSU), def. Amy Allen (UW), 6-1, 6-2

1. #39 Carter/Darija Klaic (UW) def. Kurnik/Lowrance (MSU), 8-1 *clinched doubles point

2. #59Gray/Sumantri (UW) def. Drummond/Risteen (MSU), 8-0

3. Voelker/Cohee (MSU), def. Allen/Chi (UW), 8-2

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