Sumantri and Hoe Win First-Round NCAA Singles Matches

May 24, 2004

ATHENS, Georgia - Three Huskies competed today in the First Round of the NCAA Singles Championships at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex. The 64-player field is the final tournament of the 2003-04 season and will crown this year's individual national champion. Senior Erin Hoe and junior Dea Sumantri both advanced with three-set wins, while the historic singles career of senior Claire Carter ended with a first round loss.

Hoe's breakout senior campaign continued for another day, as she upset 43rd-ranked Anna Erikson of Sacramento State, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3. The win was Hoe's first NCAA Tourney win of her career. With 31 wins on the season, Hoe, a native of Mililani, Hawaii, is one win from tying the single season wins record of 32, which Carter set in her freshman campaign. In tomorrow's Second Round, Hoe faces 19th-ranked Jennifer Magley of Florida.

Sumantri (Jakarta, Indonesia) faced another Pac-10 player, USC's 46th-ranked freshman Anca Anastasiu. Sumantri took an easy first set, 6-2, before Anastasiu evened the match with a 6-3 second-set win. The third set was close throughout but Sumantri pulled out the 6-4 win. The 17th-ranked Husky moved into sole possession of fourth place on the career singles wins list (76 wins) with her senior year still to come. Hoe ranks third with 81 wins, Carter second with 91 and Kristina Kraszewski tops the list with 111. Sumantri's Second Round opponent will be defending NCAA singles champion Amber Liu of Stanford.

While Claire Carter's singles career ended with her 6-3, 6-1 loss to 16th-ranked Aibika Kalsarieva of Kentucky, she still will team with Sumantri as the eighth-seed in the NCAA Doubles Championship which starts tomorrow, May 25. The senior ends the year with a 24-11 singles mark. Carter, who has earned All-American honors in doubles the past two years, combined with an All-American singles award her freshman year, hopes to add a fourth All-American title to her name. If she succeeds she will be the first Husky ever to earn All-American honors all four years of her career. In addition to ranking second on the UW career singles wins list, the Nottingham, England native has a firm hold on the doubles wins record with 91, seven wins more than second place.

As a team, Washington (21-6) ended their NCAA Tournament run in the Quarterfinals on Friday with a 4-3 loss to Clemson. The finish tied for the best in school history, matching 2001's Quarterfinal appearance.

Washington Women's Tennis
NCAA Singles Championships
May 24, 2004 -Athens, Georgia - Dan Magill Tennis Complex

NCAA Singles Championships - First Round

(17) Dea Sumantri (UW) def. (46) Anca Anastasiu (USC), 6-2, 3-6, 6-4
(64) Erin Hoe (UW) def. (43) Anna Erikson (Sacramento St.), 6-2, 3-6, 6-3
(16) Aibika Kalsarieva (Kentucky) def. (33) Claire Carter (UW), 6-3, 6-1

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