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No. 16 Huskies Stay Sharp, Sweep Portland

Feb 4, 2022

SEATTLE – Washington kept its momentum headed into next week's ITA National Team Indoor Championships with a 7-0 sweep over Portland today at the Nordstrom Tennis Center. The 16th-ranked Huskies improved to 6-0 this season and 31-0 all-time against the Pilots (1-1).
 
After taking the doubles point, the Huskies got two fast wins from Vanessa Wong and Nika Zupancic while other matches were still in their first sets. Wong defeated Iva Zelic at No. 1 singles, 6-1, 6-0. Zupancic handled Neli Sunjic, 6-0, 6-1, at No. 3 singles.
 
Freshman Kelly Leung rallied after going down 0-3 in the first set to win, 6-4, 6-1 over Jana Tanevska to provide the clincher at No. 6 singles.
 
Tara Chilton followed with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Aleksandra Dimitrijevic at fifth singles, then Hikaru Sato won the final nine games in a row of her match with Rimona Rouf to prevail 7-5, 6-0 at No. 4. The final point came on court two, where Sarah-Maude Fortin improved to 6-0 with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Sally Pethybridge.
 
In doubles play, Wong and Sato had a 6-3 win at No. 1 doubles to clinch the point over Zelic/Sunjic. That came after a 6-2 win from Zoey Weil and Leung at No. 3 doubles. Portland took the No. 2 match, 6-3.
 
The Huskies will now head to Madison, Wisc. for the prestigious ITA National Team Indoors from Feb. 11-14. The draw will be finalized early next week.
 
 
Washington Women's Tennis
February 4, 2022
Nordstrom Tennis Center | Seattle, Wash.
 
No. 16 Washington – 7
Portland – 0
 
Singles
1. Vanessa Wong (UW) def. Iva Zelic (UP) – 6-1, 6-0
2. Sarah-Maude Fortin (UW) def. Sally Pethybridge (UP) – 6-3, 6-4
3. Nika Zupancic (UW) def. Neli Sunjic (UP) – 6-0, 6-1
4. Hikaru Sato (UW) def. Rimona Rouf (UP) – 7-5, 6-0
5. Tara Chilton (UW) def. Aleksandra Dimitrijevic (UP) – 6-1, 6-2
6. Kelly Leung (UW) def. Jana Tanevska (UP) – 6-4, 6-1
Order of Finish: 3, 1, 6, 5, 4, 2
 
Doubles
1. Wong/Sato (UW) def. Zelic/Sunjic (UP) – 6-3
2. Pethybridge/Rouf (UP) def. Zupancic/Fortin (UW) – 6-3
3. Leung/Weil (UW) def. Elenova/Dimitrijevic (UP) – 6-2
Order of Finish: 3, 1, 2