Carter and Sumantri Advance In NCAA Doubles Play

May 25, 2004

ATHENS, Georgia - Washington's Claire Carter and Dea Sumantri won their first round doubles match, advancing to the Round of 16 as play continued at the 2004 NCAA Women's Tennis Championship at the University of Georgia's Dan Magill Tennis Center in Athens, Tuesday.

Carter and Sumantri, ranked 10th and seeded eighth, defeated Jackie Carleton and Feriel Essigher of UCLA in three sets, 6-2, 1-6, 6-3. The UW pair will play Jelena Pandzic and Lucia Tallo from Fresno State, Wednesday.

'Not playing a pro set was a little different, and it took us a little time to get going,' Carter said. 'After we lost the second set, we regrouped and played well the last set. We are definitely looking forward to tomorrow's match.'

Sumantri and Erin Hoe dropped from the NCAA singles bracket, both suffering second-round defeats. Sumantri fell to defending NCAA singles champion and fourth-seeded Amber Liu of Stanford, 6-2, 6-4. Hoe, making her first NCAA singles appearance, was defeated in straight sets by 19th-ranked Jennifer Magley of Florida, 6-2, 6-1.

The NCAA Individual Championships run through Saturday, May 29, in Athens.

Washington Women's Tennis
NCAA Singles Championships
May 25, 2004 -Athens, Georgia - Dan Magill Tennis Complex

NCAA Singles Championships - Second Round
(7) Amber Liu (Stanford) def. (17) Dea Sumantri (UW), 6-2, 6-4
(19) Jennifer Magley (Florida) def. (64) Erin Hoe (UW), 6-2, 6-1

NCAA Doubles Championships - First Round
(8) Carter/Sumantri (UW) def. (43) Carleton/Essigher (UCLA), 6-2, 1-6, 6-3

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