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Washington Wins Rescheduled Opener At Hawaii

Jan 15, 2022

HONOLULU – The Huskies are ready to make the most of every opportunity, and that started with today's season opener in Honolulu. A day after the team's season-opening match had been canceled due to Covid-19 within the Wahine program, Hawaii was able to get some players back healthy and the match-up was back on. Washington wouldn't go home empty-handed, earning a 6-1 victory at the UH Tennis Complex.
The Huskies took the doubles point and won five of six singles matches, with a couple new Dawgs earning their first dual match points, while fifth-year senior Vanessa Wong moved into a tie for second-place in school history with her 101st singles win.
In doubles play, Wong teamed with junior transfer Hikaru Sato, and the two had a 6-2 win at No. 1 doubles over Hawaii's Vilcek and Romain. Then freshman Kelly Leung, in her first start, teamed with Zoey Weil for a 6-2 win over Williams/Kern at the No. 3 spot. Sarah-Maude Fortin and Nika Zupancic were leading 5-2 when the Huskies clinched.
In singles play, Wong won the No. 1 match against Satsuki Takamura, 6-4, 6-3, for win No. 101, tying Venise Chan (2008-11) for second all time. Sato and Leung both won their first singles matches, with Sato playing No. 4 and defeating Nidhi Surapaneni, 6-2, 6-3. Leung played No. 5 and won the only three set match, coming back from a 4-6 first set to win the next two, 6-1, 6-2, over Anna Kern.
Sarah-Maude Fortin had a 7-5, 7-5 win at No. 2 singles over Lea Romain, and senior Zoey Weil rolled to a 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 6 singles over Avery Williams. Hawaii got a win at No. 3, as Zupancic fell to Ana Vilcek, 6-4, 6-0.
Washington (1-0) will now open its home season in a week's time, against BYU on Saturday, Jan. 22.
Washington Women's Tennis
January 15, 2022
UH Tennis Complex | Honolulu, Hawaii
Washington – 6
Hawaii – 1
1. Vanessa Wong (UW) def. Satsuki Takamura (UH) – 6-4, 6-3
2. Sarah-Maude Fortin (UW) def. Lea Romain (UH) – 7-5, 7-5
3. Ana Vilcek (UH) def. Nika Zupancic (UW) – 6-4, 6-0
4. Hikaru Sato (UW) def. Nidhi Surapaneni (UH) – 6-2, 6-3
5. Kelly Leung (UW) def. Anna Kern (UH) – 4-6, 6-1, 6-2
6. Zoey Weil (UW) def. Avery Williams (UH) – 6-1, 6-1
Order of Finish: 6, 3, 1, 4, 2, 5
1. Wong/Sato (UW) def. Vilcek/Romain (UH) – 6-2
2. Zupancic/Fortin (UW) vs. Surapaneni/Takamura (UH) – 5-2, DNF
3. Leung/Weil (UW) def. Williams/Kern (UH) – 6-2
Order of Finish: 1, 3