UW Women Sign Junior Standout To LOI

April 11, 2008

SEATTLE - Husky women's tennis head coach Jill Hultquist announced the signing of standout incoming recruit Denise Dy from San Jose, Calif. today, one of the top recruits in the world who should greatly aid the third-year coach's efforts to rebuild the Huskies into a national power.

'We are very excited about Denise,' said Hultquist. 'She is a very experienced and talented player. She is going to add more depth to an already very strong team. We are happy that she has chosen us as she was looking at other excellent programs and thought this was the best fit for her.'

Dy (pronounced DEE) will bring a wealth of junior and international experience to UW, and teamed with current Husky freshman sensation Venise Chan while playing for the ITF Junior Team Europe in 2006. This year, Dy has represented the Philippines in Fed Cup play and has been the top-ranked Filipino women's player for the last two years.

She was the 42nd-ranked player internationally among girls 18 and under in 2006, and also earned a Women's Tennis Association doubles ranking of 720th in 2007.

Dy has competed in all four of the junior major tournaments (Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, U.S. Open) and won numerous prestigious junior tournaments, as well as teaming in doubles with current Top-10 college players Hilary Barte (Stanford's No. 1 singles player) and Riza Zalameda (UCLA's No. 1 singles player).

Dy will join Duke transfer Clelia Deltour as Washington's class of 2008-09.

The current Huskies, ranked 34th, play their final regular season match next weekend on April 19 against Washington State in Pullman.

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