Chan Leads Huskies at SDSU Fall Classic

Nov. 2, 2007

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Freshman Venise Chan bulldozed through her first career win over a ranked opponent today, leading the Washington women's tennis team at the San Diego State Fall Classic. Joining Chan in the winner's draws after day one were senior Tara Simpson and junior Melinda Wong.

Chan, who hails from Hong Kong, China, bageled Eliska Krausova of San Diego State, 6-0, 6-0, in the top singles flight. Krausova is ranked No. 114 in the country based on preseason ITA Rankings. In Chan's last three matches this fall season, she has won 36 out of 40 games.

Simpson posted a 6-4, 6-0 win over Milou Teeling of the University of San Diego in the third singles flight. Simpson and sophomore Joyce Ardies also earned an 8-3 win in the top doubles flight over a San Diego State pair.

In Singles Flight 4, Wong defeated Arizona's Katie Orletsky in a third-set tiebreaker, 7-2 in the decisive breaker. Also picking up a win for the Dawgs was sophomore Aleksandra Malovic, who defeated another Wildcat, Camelia Todorova, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, in the second singles flight. However, Malovic lost her next match to Ali Borowicz of UC Irvine in a third set.

Ardies, and freshmen Aleksandra Krsljanin, Ashley Anderson, and Ariel Ohno suffered defeats in their first matches, moving into the back draws.

Play continues at the Aztec Tennis Center through Sunday.

Washington Women's Tennis
SDSU Fall Classic #2 - Nov. 2, 2007
San Diego, Calif. - Aztec Tennis Center


Flight 1 - Round of Eight
Venise Chan (UW) def. No. 114 Eliska Krausova (SDSU), 6-0, 6-0

Flight 2 - Round of 16
Aleksandra Malovic (UW) def. Camelia Todorova (Ariz), 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
Jane Huh (Ariz) def. Joyce Ardies (UW), 6-3, 6-0

Flight 2 - Round of Eight
Ali Borowicz (UCI) def. Aleksandra Malovic (UW), 4-6, 6-3, 6-3

Flight 3 - Round of Eight
Tara Simpson (UW) def. Milou Teeling (USD), 6-4, 6-0
Alexandra Demidova (USD) def. Aleksandra Krsljanin (UW), 6-4, 6-2

Flight 4 - Round of Eight
Melinda Wong (UW) def. Katie Orletsky (Ariz), 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (2)
Rachel Cox (Okla) def. Ashley Anderson (UW), 6-4, 6-2

Flight 5 - Round of Four
Brittany Baldy (Okla) def. Ariel Ohno (UW), 6-3, 6-3


Flight 1 - Round of Eight
Ardies/Simpson (UW) def. Nielsen/Cadua (SDSU), 8-3
Orr/Kalashnikova (Okla) def. Chan/Malovic (UW), 8-2

Flight 2 - Round of Eight
Poorta/Young (SMC) def. Wong/Krsljanin (UW), 8-2

Flight 3 - Round of Four
Shih/Welliver (UCI) def. Anderson/Ohno (UW), 8-2

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