NCAA Tournament Run Comes To An End For Dea Sumantri
May 21, 2003
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Washington sophomore Dea Sumantri was ousted from the NCAA Women's Tennis Singles Championship in Gainesville, Fla., Wednesday morning, falling in straight sets to Georgia's Agata Cioroch in the Round of 16.
By advancing to the Sweet 16 of the singles competition, Sumantri earned her first career All-America honors and became the fourth Husky All-American in the UW women's tennis program. Sumantri followed in the footsteps of previous Husky All-Americans Kristina Kraszweski (1998, 2000, 2001 - singles), Claire Carter (2001-singles, 2002- doubles) and Darija Klaic (2002- doubles).
After pulling upset victories in her first and second round matches during the NCAA Tournament, the tables were turned on 34th-ranked Sumantri in the third round, falling to third-ranked Cioroch, 6-2, 6-4. Sumantri wraps up the 2003 season with a 30-9 overall record and in third place on Washington's singles season win list. She was also the third player in school history to win at least 30 matches in a singles season.
Sumantri was the third UW player to advance to the NCAA Round of 16. Only Kraszweski advanced further in postseason play, making it to the NCAA quarterfinals in 1998.
NCAA WOMEN'S TENNIS SINGLES
May 21, 2003 o Ring Tennis Complex o Gainesville, Fla.
ROUND OF 16
#3 Agata Cioroch (Georgia) def. #34 Dea Sumantri (UW), 6-2, 6-4