Carter and Sumantri Reach NCAA Doubles Tourney Quarterfinals
May 26, 2004
ATHENS, Georgia - Senior Claire Carter tied former Husky Kristina Kraszewski for the most combined singles and doubles wins in Washington history today (184) as she and junior Dea Sumantri advanced to the Quarterfinals of the NCAA Doubles Championships this morning at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex. The Husky pair knocked off the 27th-ranked team of Jelena Padzic and Lucia Tallo of Fresno State, 6-4, 6-2.
Carter (Nottingham, Egland) and Sumantri (Jakarta, Indonesia), ranked 10th in the nation and seeded eighth in the tournament, improved to 26-13 on the year, also tying UW's season doubles wins mark that Carter set last year with partner Darija Klaic. A Quarterfinal victory would give Carter and Sumantri the season doubles record and cement Carter as the overall winningest Husky in history. Carter owns 91 singles wins (second all-time) and 93 doubles wins (first all-time) to match Kraszewski who earned 111 singles wins and 73 doubles wins.
'We started a bit slow but, after a while, we got into a good rhythm and things went a lot more smoothly,' said Carter. 'We aren't sure who we are playing yet, we don't like to look ahead, but we are really excited about going on to the next round.' Now, however, Carter and Sumantri can be sure, as they will battle the eighth-ranked team of Maja Kovacek and Sandy Lukowski from New Mexico in a match on Thursday, May 27.
No Husky doubles team has ever advanced past the Quarterfinals. Carter and Klaic reached the final eight in 2002 before falling to a Stanford duo.
Washington Women's Tennis
NCAA Singles Championships
May 26, 2004 -Athens, Georgia - Dan Magill Tennis Complex
NCAA Doubles Championships - Round of 16
(10) Carter/Sumantri (UW) def. (27) Pandzic/Tallo (Fresno State), 6-4, 6-2