Huskies Win Three Draws At St. Mary's Invite

Oct. 19, 2009

MORAGA, Calif. - The Husky women's tennis team traveled eight players down to the St. Mary's Invitational over the past weekend, and came away with three bracket victories. Every Husky in attendance earned at least one victory in both singles and doubles at St. Mary's Timothy Korth Tennis Complex.

With the exception of senior Joyce Ardies, who reached the doubles quarterfinals of the ITA All-American Championships a week ago, this was the first action for most of the returners from Washington's squad that reached the NCAA Round of 16 in 2009.

Four Huskies were entered in the main singles draw. Ardies and senior Aleksandra Malovic won their openers but fell in the round of 16, while junior Lina Xu and sophomore Samantha Smith came up short in their first matches. Smith and Xu, however, both worked their way through the consolation draw to meet in the final, where Smith defaulted to Xu.

Smith and Xu enjoyed even greater success in doubles, where, as the top-seed in the White Draw, they went 4-0 to capture the title. UW's No. 3 doubles team for much of last season, Smith and Xu defeated teams from Sacramento State, San Jose State, Pacific, and Santa Clara to get the win.

Sophomore Ashley Anderson bounced back from an opening-match setback to win three-straight and take the White Draw consolation bracket. In the semifinals, Anderson outclassed Catie Visico of California, 6-1, 6-0. Anderson and senior Lauren Summers also went 3-1 in round robin doubles play.

Also picking up their first wins of the season over the weekend were juniors Aleksandra Krsljanin and Vanja Radunovic, as well as Summers.

Washington will next send its full squad to the ITA Regional Championships, hosted by Stanford this Friday, Oct. 23, through Sunday, the 25th.

Washington Women's Tennis
St. Mary's Invitational
10/16/09 - 10/18/09
Timothy Korth Tennis Complex


Red Draw
First Round
Joyce Ardies (UW) def. Clarisse Baca (Sac St), 7-6 (2), 6-2
(8) Aleksandra Malovic (UW) def. Melissa McQueen (FSU), 7-5, 7-5
Catherine Isip (SM) def. (4) Samantha Smith (UW), 6-2, 7-5
Desiree Stone (UCD) def. Lina Xu (UW), 6-3, 7-5

Round of 16
(1) Alexandra Poorta (SM) def. Joyce Ardies (UW), 6-2, 6-2
Annie Goransson (Cal) def. (8) Aleksandra Malovic (UW), 6-7 (2), 6-4, 6-1

Red Draw Consolation
First Round
Samantha Smith (UW) def. Lacey Pflibsen (UP), 7-5, 6-2

Samantha Smith (UW) def. Aileen Tsan (Sac St), 6-3, 6-1
Lina Xu (UW) def. Megan Sporndli (UP), 6-4, 4-6, (13-11)

Samantha Smith (UW) def. Clarisse Baca (Sac St), 6-0, 7-5
Lina Xu (UW) def. Alisa Spitzer (SM), 6-3, 6-1

Lina Xu (UW) def. Samantha Smith (UW), walkover

White Draw
First Round
Natalie Dillon (Stan) def. Aleksandra Krsljanin (UW), 6-2, 2-6, 6-3
Anna Guzman (SJSU) def. Vanja Radunovic (UW), 4-6, 6-3, 6-3

White Draw Consolation
First Round
Vanja Radunovic (UW) def. Zalina Nazarova (Sac St), 7-6 (3), 6-4
Maggie McGeorge (SCU) def. Aleksandra Krsljanin (UW), 6-1, 6-3

Kacie Wagner (SCU) def. Vanja Radunovic (UW), walkover

Blue Draw
First Round
Britta Stime (Gonz) def. Lauren Summers (UW), 6-2, 6-0

Round of 16
Lauren Curry (UCD) def. Ashley Anderson (UW), 6-3, 6-2

Blue Draw Consolation
First Round
Lauren Summers (UW) def. Andrea Gaitan (USF), 5-7, 6-2, (10-6)

Ashley Anderson (UW) def. Jennifer Williams (SJSU), 6-3, 7-6 (1)
Lauren Summers (UW) def. Valerie Cormier (SJSU), 6-2, 6-1

Ashley Anderson (UW) def. Catie Visico (Cal), 6-1, 6-0
Megan Kummer (SJSU) def. Lauren Summers (UW), 6-4, 6-4

Ashley Anderson (UW) def. Megan Kummer (SJSU), 6-4, 6-1

Round Robin Consolation Matches
Aleksandra Krsljanin (UW) def. Claire Dodge (Gonz), 7-5, 6-1
Aleksandra Malovic (UW) def. Claire Soper (SM), 6-5, ret.


Red Draw
First Round
(3) Ardies/Malovic (UW) def. Zamudio/Stone (UCD), 8-4

(3) Ardies/Malovic (UW) def. Yen/Li (Stan), 8-4

(2) Poorta/Soper (SM) def. (3) Ardies/Malovic (UW), 8-4

White Draw
First Round
(1) Smith/Xu (UW) def. Baca/Nazarova (Sac St), 8-6
Krsljanin/Radunovic (UW) def. (2) Spitzer/Strijbis (SM), 8-6

(1) Smith/Xu (UW) def. Kummer/Florea (SJSU), 8-1
Visico/Radeva (Cal) def. Krsljanin/Radunovic (UW), 9-8 (4)

(1) Smith/Xu (UW) def. Nezhura/Gumenyuk (Pac), 8-2

(1) Smith/Xu (UW) def. Zaniewski/Pham (SCU), 8-1

Blue Draw - Round Robin
Anderson/Summers (UW) def. Guzman/Truong (SJSU), 9-7
Anderson/Summers (UW) def. Hoy/Chamaki (SCU), 8-4
Anderson/Summers (UW) def. Planas/Mini (LMU/UP), 8-2
Curry/Brady (UCD) def. Anderson/Summers (UW), 9-7

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