Chan, Malovic Take Singles and Doubles Titles at Husky Invite
Nov. 11, 2007
SEATTLE - It was a clean sweep in singles for the Husky women's tennis team, as they captured each of the three singles flights on the final day of the Husky Invitational at the Nordstrom Tennis Center. Freshman Venise Chan continues to make a big impression as she captured the No. 1 singles flight as well as the No. 1 doubles title along with Aleksandra Malovic.
Chan, a native of Hong Kong, China, took out senior teammate Tara Simpson in the all-UW final, 6-3, 6-2. Chan and Malovic also defeated Simpson and sophomore Joyce Ardies in the morning doubles final, 8-3.
The next Husky in the win column was Malovic, who took the Flight 2 singles final with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Stacey Housley of Boise State.
Freshman Ashley Anderson completed the singles sweep with her 6-3, 6-1 victory over Portland's Katie Kennel in the Flight 3 final.
'Winning all three singles flights was really exciting for us today,' said third-year Head Coach Jill Hultquist. 'Venise played great all weekend, she will really help our team and we're fortunate to have her. I'm really pleased for Ashley as well, she played a tough opponent and played very smart. Aleksandra had been struggling with some confidence issues lately so for her to win as well is really great to see.'
The one main draw final the Huskies missed out on was Flight 2 of doubles. Portland's Tanzer and Doolittle won that in a walkover vs. their own teammates. The consolation final of the draw was taken by Washington, as Anderson and Lauren Summers defeated a team from Eastern Washington, 8-5.
Outside of the draws, freshman Aleksandra Krsljanin and Summers picked up singles wins as well.
'I think our newcomers will give us a lot more depth this year than we've had recently,' said Hultquist. 'I can't wait for dual season!'
Today's action marked the end of the fall season for the Husky women. They will return to the courts Jan. 19 for the start of dual play, facing Sacramento State in the opener in Hawai'i. The home dual opener is slated for Jan. 26 vs. BYU.
Washington Women's Tennis
Husky Invitational - Nov. 11, 2007
Seattle, Wash. - Nordstrom Tennis Center
Flight 2 - Final
Aleksandra Malovic (UW) def. Stacey Housley (BSU), 6-4, 6-3
Flight 3 - Final
Ashley Anderson (UW) def. Katie Kennel (UP), 6-3, 6-1
Flight 1 - Final
Chan/Malovic (UW) def. Ardies/Simpson (UW), 8-3
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