Ducks Win 5-2 Over Huskies in Women's Tennis

March 27, 2007

SEATTLE - Mathilde Cor (Ugine, France) and Tara Simpson (Vancouver, B.C.) won their singles matches for the Huskies (2-14), but the visiting Ducks (11-5) won the non-conference match, 5-2, on Tuesday at the Nordstrom Tennis Center.

Cor, playing No. 1 singles, beat Dominika Dieskova 6-2, 6-1. It was her fourth-straight win at No. 1 after the Huskies started the season 0-12 at the top singles spot.

'I'm healthier and feeling better,' said Cor, who had missed significant time on the court with mononucleosis. 'Today we played pretty well as a team, but Oregon was tough.'

Simpson, the only other Husky to win, won for the second time in a row after dropping her previous 12 matches. The junior beat Carmen Seremta 6-3, 6-3 at the No. 3 spot.

Although the Huskies were unable to win any other matches, they did have chances. Joyce Ardies (Sao Paulo, Brazil) had a 5-2 lead over Ana Cecilia Olivos in the first set before dropping the next 10 games to lose 7-5, 6-0. The loss snapped Ardies' three-match win streak and put her record at .500 (7-7) in dual matches.

Melinda Wong (Seattle), Allison Rainey (Mercer Island) and Lauren Summers (Edmonds) all lost in straight sets in the No. 4-6 spots.

The 22nd-ranked Ducks also swept all three doubles matches in the first of two meetings between the squads. The two teams will meet again on April 22 in Eugene for a conference-counting match.

Washington wraps up its non-conference schedule this Friday, March 30 at 12 pm against Portland at the Nordstrom Tennis Center. Per usual, admission is free and complimentary pizza and soft drinks will be served in between the doubles and singles matches.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007; Seattle, Wash.
Oregon (11-5) at Washington (2-14)
Oregon 5, UW 2

1. Dieskova/Olivos (ORE) def. Ardies/Cor (UW), 7-6 (5)
2. Seremeta/Hirt (ORE) def. Wong/Simspon (UW), 8-4
3. Powaska/Hoz de Vila (ORE) def. Summers/Rainey (UW), 8-2

1. Mathilde Cor (UW) def. Dominika Dieskova (ORE), 6-2, 6-1
2. Ana Cecilia Olivos (ORE) def. Joyce Ardies (UW), 7-5, 6-0
3. Tara Simpson (UW) def. Carmen Seremeta (ORE), 6-3, 6-3
4. Monica Hoz de Vila (ORE) def. Melinda Wong (UW), 6-4, 6-1
5. Anna Powaska (ORE) def. Allison Rainey (UW), 6-3,6-3
6. Claudia Hirt (ORE) def. Lauren Summers (UW), 6-1, 6-0

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

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