Huskies Knock Off Cougars

April 16, 2004

PULLMAN, Wash. -- Washington won five of six singles matches and defeated host Washington State, 6-1 in Pacific-10 women's tennis action, Friday.

The No. 66 Cougars (5-15, 1-7 Pac-10) won at the No. 5 singles position where Amy Toth defeated Saskia Nauenberg, 6-4, 6-4.

The doubles competition was close and came down the No. 2 position where WSU's Lorena Arias and Zsofia Fodor faced Dinka Hadzic and Erin Hoe. The match was tied, 5-5, 6-6, and 7-7 before Hadzic and Hoe captured a pair of games to earn a 9-7 win and the doubles point for the No. 8 Huskies (18-5, 5-3 Pac-10).

'This was a big improvement for us from the last time we played Washington (March 7),' WSU Head Coach Lisa Hart said. 'This gives us a lot to build on for next season.

All five of Washington's victories in singles play came via straight sets. Washington won at positions 1-4 and No. 6 led by Dea Sumantri's victory over Lorena Arias at the No. 1 position. Sumantri, ranked 20th nationally, defeated Arias, 6-4, 6-4.

RESULTS

DOUBLESNo. 1 (4) Dea Sumantri/Claire Carter (UW) def. Chris Martinez/Orsi Sallai (WSU), 8-2No. 2 Dinka Hadzic/Erin Hoe (UW) def. Lorena Arias/Zsofi Fodor (WSU), 9-7No. 3 Nora Gaal/Amy Toth (WSU) def. Mugette Ahn/Monika Kolbovic (UW), 8-3

SINGLESNo. 1 (20) Sumantri (UW) def. Arias (WSU), 6-4, 6-4No. 2 (29) Carter (UW) def. Sallai (WSU), 6-1, 7-5No. 3 (53) Hoe (UW) def. Gaal (WSU), 7-5, 6-2No. 4 Hadzic (UW) def. Matinez (WSU), 6-0, 6-4No. 5 Toth (WSU) def. Saskia Nauenberg (UW), 6-4, 6-4No. 6 Stephanie Svanfeldt (UW) def. Nelly Dvornicka (WSU), 7-5, 6-3

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