Wildcats Fall to Huskies, 4-3

March 7, 2009

TUCSON - The Arizona women's tennis team got off to a fast start Saturday afternoon against the visiting No. 23 Washington Huskies, but failed to close out, dropping the match, 4-3.

The Wildcats (6-4) took the doubles point by taking all three doubles matches. In position #1, Claire Rietsch and Natasha Marks defeated Venise Chan and Denise Dy 8-5.

The duo of Danielle Steinberg and Sarah Landsman clinched the doubles point by beating Aleksandra Malovic and Lina Xu 9-7.

In singles action, Steinberg defeated Chan 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 in position #1.

Washington's Malovic clinched the victory for the Huskies when she defeated Arizona's Rietsch 7-6, 1-6, 6-3 in position #5.

Arizona will be in action again when they travel to Fresno, Calif. to take on Penn at 12:00 p.m. Tucson time.



1) Marks/Rietsch (UA) def. Chan/Dy (UW) 8-5

2) Steinberg/Landsman (UA) def. Malovic/Xu (UW) 9-7

3) Masschelein/Huh (UA) def. Smith/Krsljanin (UW) 9-8 (7-3)


1) Steinberg (UA) def. Chan (UW) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4

2) Dy (UW) def. Marks (UA) 5-7, 6-2, 6-3

3) Landsman (UA) def. Xu (UW) 1-0, default

4) Smith (UW) def. Masschelein (UA) 6-4, 6-4

5) Malovic (UW) def. Rietsch (UA) 7-6, 1-6, 6-3

6) Ardies (UW) def. Huh (UA) 6-1, 6-2

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