Huskies Women's Tennis Lose Season-Opener to No. BYU

Jan. 20, 2007

Provo, Utah -- Washington lost its season-opening dual match at No. 30 Brigham Young on Saturday afternoon. The Cougars (2-0) won 6-1 against the Huskies (0-1), the second-consecutive year that Washington has lost its season opener to BYU.

Junior Allison Rainey (Mercer Island, Wash.) was the only Husky to score a point for Washington, winning her No. 6 singles match 6-0, 6-3 against Dolly Chang.

The Huskies doubles team of Melinda Wong and Tara Simpson won the No. 3 doubles match 8-3 to even the doubles at one match apiece, but Lauren Jones and Sofia Holden clinched the doubles point for BYU with an 8-5 win over Mathilde Cor and Joyce Ardies.

The Cougars increased their match lead to 2-0 when Holden, a two-time All-Mountain West Conference member, beat Wong 6-2, 6-1. Kristina Doerr beat UW's Victoria Brymer in straight-sets to increase the Cougars' lead.

BYU clinched the match when All-Mountain West Conference member Anastasia Sourkova closed out Tara Simpson in the No. 2 singles spot. Simpson dropped the first set, but rebounded to shutout Sourkova in the second set before losing 6-1 in the third.

Cor played No. 1 singles for the Huskies and pushed Jones to three sets before losing 6-2, 4-6, 6-4. Rainey followed that match with her victory and Ardies retired from her match due to an undisclosed injury with a 4-2 lead in the second set.

The Huskies will remain in Provo, Utah to face No. 58 Denver (0-1) on Sunday at 8 a.m. PT.

No. 30 BYU (2-0) vs. Washington (0-1)
Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007; Provo, Utah

Doubles1. Surkova/Doerr (BYU) d. Brymer/Rainey (UW), 8-3
2. Jones/Holden (BYU) d. Ardies/Cor (UW), 8-5
3. Wong/Simpson (UW) d. Haysaka/Chang (BYU), 8-3

Singles1. Lauren Jones (BYU) d. Mathilde Cor (UW), 6-2, 4-6, 6-4
2. Anastasia Surkova (BYU) d. Tara Simpson (UW), 6-3, 0-6, 6-1
3. Kristina Doerr (BYU) d. Victoria Brymer (UW), 6-3, 6-3
4. Sofia Holden (BYU) d. Melinda Wong (UW), 6-2, 6-1
5. Chie Hayasaka (BYU) d. Joyce Ardies (UW), 6-4, 2-4 (ret. inj.)
6. Allison Rainey (UW) d. Dolly Chang (BYU), 6-0, 6-3

Order of Finish:
1, 3, 2
Singles: 4, 3, 2, 1, 6, 5

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