Huskies Advance Past First Day of ITA Regionals

Oct. 22, 2005

PALO ALTO, CALIF. -- Two singles players and two doubles teams representing Washington women's tennis advanced through to the second day of the Wilson/ITA Northwest Regional Championships at Stanford, Friday.

Senior Dinka Hadzic, seeded seventh, and sophomore Allison Rainey advanced to the Round of 32 in the singles main draw. Hadzic received a first-round bye and defeated Aleksandra Stefanova from Washington State (6-3, 7-5) in the second round. Rainey won two matches to earn her spot in the third round, defeating Joanna Kao of Stanford (6-4, 0-6, 6-1)and Irina Taranenko of Sacramento State (6-2, 6-0).

Rainey and junior Saskia Nauenberg also picked up a pair of wins in the doubles main draw, Friday, and are slated to compete in the Round of 16 Saturday. Hadzic and sophomore Tara Simpson are the sixth-seeded duo and after receiving a first round bye, picked up an 8-5 win over Danon Beatty and Samantha Hall from Cal Poly in the second round.

The third and fourth rounds of singles play and the doubles Round of 16 take place Saturday at Stanford.

2005 Wilson/ITA Northwest Regional Championships
Friday, Oct. 21; Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif.

Singles - Round of 128
(7) Dinka Hadzic (UW) - bye
Melinda Wong (UW) def. Amanda Mankovits (Eastern Wash.), 6-1, 3-6, 6-2
Saskia Naunberg (UW) def. Shannon Brody (Cal Poly), 6-3, 6-4
Allison Rainey (UW) def. Joanna Kao (Stanford), 6-4, 0-6, 6-1
Stephanie Svanfeldt (UW) def. Maria Malec (Cal Poly), 6-3, 6-2
(15) Tara Simpson (UW) - bye

Singles - Round of 64
(7) Dinka Hadzic (UW) def. Aleksandra Stefanova (WSU), 6-3, 7-5
Anna Powaska (Oregon) def. Melinda Wong (UW), 6-2, 6-2
Claire Ilcinkas (Cal) def. Saskia Nauenberg (UW), 6-2, 7-5
Allison Rainey (UW) def. Irina Taranenko (Sac State), 6-2, 6-0
Celia Durkin (Stanford) def. Stephanie Svanfeldt (UW), 6-1, 7-6(2)
Joana Macedo (USF) def. (15) Tara Simpson (UW), 6-0, 6-2

Doubles - Round of 64
Stephanie Svanfeldt/Melinda Wong (UW) def. Megan Doheny/Joanna Kao (Stanford), 8-6
Saskia Nauenberg/Allison Rainey (UW) def. Nancy Mok/Ally Muller (UC Davis), 9-7
(6) Dinka Hadzic/Tara Simpson (UW) - bye

Doubles - Round of 32
Jessica Chu/Cristina Visico (Cal) def. Stephanie Svanfeldt (UW), 8-6
Saskia Naenberg/Allison Rainey (UW) def. Katie Kennel/Jenna Tanzer (Portland), 8-4
(6) Dinka Hadzic/Tara Simpson (UW) def. Danon Beatty/Samantha Hall (Cal Poly), 8-5

Singles Round of 32
(7) Dinka Hadzic vs. Bojana Bobusic (Cal), 11 a.m.
Allison Rainey vs. (14) Lucia Sainz (Fresno State), 12 p.m.

Doubles - Round of 16
Saskia Naenberg/Allison Rainey (UW) vs. (3) Celia Durkin/Amber Liu (Stanford), 8 a.m.
(6) Dinka Hadzic/Tara Simpson (UW) vs. Maria Ring/Amy Toth (WSU), 8 a.m.

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