No. 6 Women's Tennis Upset By No. 8 USC 5-2

April 10, 2004

LOS ANGELES, CALIF. - Sixth-ranked Washington women's tennis suffered a 5-2 loss at the hands of eighth-ranked USC at the Marks Tennis Stadium, Saturday afternoon. It was the second-straight loss for the Huskies (17-5 overall, 4-3 Pac-10) who fell to No. 7 UCLA on Friday as well, marking the first time this year UW has lost back-to-back matches.

USC (15-5) improved to 6-0 against Pac-10 opponents. The Women of Troy won the doubles point and four of six singles to take the victory.

At No. 1 doubles, the fourth-ranked Husky duo of Claire Carter and Dea Sumantri was upset by 16th-ranked Luani Magnani and Carine Vermeulen, 8-3. Dinka Hadzic and Erin Hoe picked up a win at No. 2 doubles, but UW's No. 3 team of Monika Kolbovic and Saskia Nauenberg failed to follow suit, falling to Judy DeVera and Bernadette Bayani, 8-2.

In singles action, 29th-ranked Carter fell in the No. 1 spot to 15th-ranked Magnani, 6-1, 3-6, 7-6(8-6). The Huskies were victorious at No. 2 and No. 3, getting wins from their other ranked players, No. 20 Sumantri and No. 53 Hoe. The Women of Troy proceeded to win matches at No. 4 through No. 6 singles, led by DeVera's clinching match over Nauenberg at No. 5.

The Huskies will wrap up the regular season traveling to Pullman, Wash., to take on the Washington State Cougars, Friday, April 17, at noon.

Washington Women's Tennis vs. USC
April 10, 2004 - Marks Tennis Stadium
No. 8 USC 5, No. 6 Washington 2

Doubles
(1) #16 Magnani/Vermeulen (USC) def. #4 Carter/Sumantri (Wash) - 8-3
(2) Hadzic/Hoe (Wash) def. Anastasiu/Matias (USC) - 8-2
(3) DeVera/Bayani (USC) def. Monika Kolbovic/Nauenberg (Wash) - 8-2
USC wins doubles point.

Singles
(1) #15 Luana Magnani (USC) def. #29 Claire Carter (Wash) - 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (8-6)
(2) #20 Dea Sumantri (Wash) def. #54 Carine Vermeulen (USC) - 6-4, 6-4
(3) #53 Erin Hoe (Wash) def. #95 Anca Anastasiu (USC) - 7-6, 6-2
(4) Dianne Matias (USC) def. Dinka Hadzic (Wash) - 6-4, 6-4
(5) Judy DeVera (USC) def. Saskia Nauenberg (Wash) - 7-6, 4-6, 6-2*
(6) Bernadette Bayani (USC) def. Stephanie Svanfeldt (Wash) - 6-1, 7-5
* match clinching point.

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