No. 7 Huskies Start 2004 Dual Season With 7-0 Sweep of Portland

Jan. 23, 2004

SEATTLE, Wash. - Washington's seventh-ranked women's tennis team breezed through its first dual match of the season, handing the Portland Pilots a 7-0 defeat Friday afternoon at the Nordstrom Tennis Center. Washington was simply too powerful and consistent at all positions, sweeping the doubles point to get the ball rolling and continuing their impressive play into singles action where the women won all six matchups in straight sets.

Leading the way early for Washington was the 29th-ranked doubles team of senior Claire Carter (Nottingham, England) and junior Dea Sumantri (Jakarta, Indonesia), fresh off their doubles title at last weekend's Pac-10 Indoor Championships. The duo made quick work of Portland's pair of Alyson Tyson and Jaclyn Soltysik, 8-1. Clinching the doubles point for the Huskies was the tandem of sophomore Dinka Hadzic (Split, Croatia) and freshman Saskia Nauenberg (Santa Cruz, Calif.), winning, 8-2,at No. 3 doubles.

Nauenberg, who sits 90th in the opening singles rankings, made her dual meet debut for the Dawgs with a stellar showing. She followed up her doubles victory with a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 5 singles that proved to be the fourth point, clinching the match for Washington.

Carter and Sumantri, Washington's returning All-American standouts, also turned in dominating performances in the top two singles slots. The 35th-ranked Carter downed Portland's Cristin Sammis at No. 1 singles dropping only one game, 6-0, 6-1. Sumantri, ranked 49th in singles, followed Carter off the court minutes later with a 6-2, 6-1 victory in hand over the Pilots' Sanja Indic. The Husky women lost a mere 11 games total in the six singles matches.

The Huskies will continue their opening-weekend homestand against Idaho on Sunday, Jan. 25, at 12:00 p.m. at the Lloyd Nordstrom Tennis Center.

Washington Women's Tennis vs. Portland
January 23, 2004 - Lloyd Nordstrom Tennis Center
No. 7 Washington 7, Portland 0

Doubles

1. (29) Carter & Sumantri (UW) def. Tyson & Soltysik (UP) 8-1
2. Hoe & Ahn (UW) def. Sammis & Indic (UP) 8-1
3. Hadzic & Nauenberg (UW) def. Tanabe & Correll (UP) 8-2

Singles
1. (35) Claire Carter (UW) def. Cristin Sammis (UP) 6-0, 6-1
2. (49) Dea Sumantri (UW) def. Sanja Indic (UP) 6-2, 6-1
3. Erin Hoe (UW) def. Kaori Tanabe (UP) 6-3, 6-0
4. Dinka Hadzic (UW) def. Jaclyn Soltysik (UP) 6-1, 6-0
5. Saskia Nauenberg (UW) def. Alyson Tyson (UP) 6-1, 6-0
6. Mugette Ahn (UW) def. Deirdre Ring-Marrinson (UP) 6-1, 6-1