Carter and Sumantri's NCAA Tourney Run Ends At Doubles Quarterfinals
May 27, 2004
ATHENS, Georgia -Claire Carter and Dea Sumantri's NCAA Tournament run came to an end Thursday, as the Washington duo suffered a straight-set loss in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Doubles Championship at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens.
Carter and Sumantri, ranked 10th and seeded eighth, were defeated by the eighth-ranked team of Maja Kovacek and Sandy Lukowski from New Mexico, 7-5, 6-4.
'(New Mexico) played really well, especially at all of the important times,' Sumantri said following the match. 'I don't think we made them run enough today. They are a pretty good team.'
The end of the championship marked the end of a career for the senior Carter, who culminates her Husky tenure tied with former teammate Kristina Kraszweski for the most combined singles and doubles wins in Washington history.
Carter finished with 93 doubles wins and 91 singles wins for a total of 184. She is UW's all-time career leader in doubles wins and ranks second in singles wins. Kraszweski had 111 singles wins and 73 doubles victories.
A trip to the semifinals would have been a notch in the Husky record books, as no UW doubles team has advanced past the quarterfinals. Carter and Sumantri are the second pair to make it that far in the NCAA Championship, after Carter and Darija Klaic advanced to the quarterfinals in 2001.
As a pair, Carter and Sumantri end a successful season with an overall doubles record of 26-14, tying UW's season doubles record that Carter and Klaic set last season. The team, ranked 10th at season's end, was ranked as high as fourth during the regular season, the highest rank for a Husky women's doubles pair.
Washington Women's Tennis
NCAA Singles Championships
May 27, 2004 -Athens, Georgia - Dan Magill Tennis Complex
NCAA Doubles Championships - Quarterfinals
(8) Maja Kovacek/Sandy Lukowski (New Mexico) def. (10) Carter/Sumantri (UW), 7-5, 6-4