Chan And Dy Continue Rankings Rise

Feb. 19, 2009

ITA Rankings

SKILLMAN, N.J. - The Intercollegiate Tennis Association released new individual rankings today for the first time since the season began, and as expected sophomore Venise Chan and freshman Denise Dy both made significant jumps in both singles and doubles.

Chan, UW's No. 1 singles player, climbed nearly thirty spots from 81st to No. 53, while Dy is close behind at a career-high No. 61, after starting the season ranked 112th.

Chan, who was ranked as high as 30th in 2008, is 13-3 in singles play this season, and 6-1 in dual matches. Her first victory of the year over TCU's Nina Munch-Soegaard, then ranked 47th, now is paying big dividends in terms of rankings points as Munch-Soegaard has climbed to sixth in the nation.

Dy, a native of Los Angeles, is 12-4 in singles play, and 6-1 in dual matches. Five of her wins came against ranked players, including a major upset over Cal's Marina Cossou, ranked 13th at the time and now coming in at No. 18.

Chan and Dy have had equal success thus far as a doubles team, going 12-2 on the year thus far. They rose to No. 28 in the doubles rankings today, a best for both players.

As a team, the 6-1 Huskies moved up two more spots to 34th. Tomorrow the women will face 40th-ranked Sacramento State in their first home match in more than a month. The Huskies and Hornets will play at 1 p.m. at the Nordstrom Tennis Center.

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